Vin Scully, Legendary Dodgers broadcaster has died at the age of 94
By TOI Desk Report August 3, 2022 Update on : August 3, 2022
The Dodgers confirmed the death of longtime and famous broadcaster Vin Scully on Tuesday. He was 94 years old at the time of his death.
Scully’s soft voice and easy story-telling technique made him one of the most adored individuals in Dodgers history. In 1950, he began working on the Brooklyn Dodgers broadcasts after graduating from Fordham University, where he also helped create the student radio station WFUV.
He traveled west with the club after the 1957 season, when it relocated to Los Angeles. He was the Dodgers’ voice and so much more. From Jackie Robinson to Sandy Koufax, Kirk Gibson to Clayton Kershaw, he was their conscience, their laureate, capturing their beauty and preserving their greatness, the Dodgers said in a release.
Vin Scully was the Dodgers’ and, in many ways, the city of Los Angeles’ heartbeat. His voice have become more well-known when he worked for CBS from 1975 to 1982, announcing baseball, NFL football, and golf. From 1983 through 1989, he worked as the network’s principal baseball play-by-play announcer for NBC.
His numerous medals and distinctions include the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Ford Frick Award in 1982, a prestigious award Emmy in 1995, a star on the Hollywood Fame of walk dedicated in 2001, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016.
The press box at Dodger Stadium is also named after Scully. Scully was just as much a member of the squad as the other players. Scully’s voice could be heard on radios carried to Dodger Stadium by fans. Cary Gepner, for example, preferred his radio play-by-play over a TV broadcast without him. Know more about the legendary John Madden.
You don’t need to watch a baseball game to listen to Vin Scully call it because he produces a greater image than the television ever could. I adore him.
He also performed network TV sports for CBS and NBC for many years. He made the iconic call during the Red Sox-Mets World Series game in 1986, when Bill Buckner allowed a ground ball to get between his legs at first base.