Vin Scully, the Hall of Fame voice of the Dodgers for 67 years, died, the club announced. He was 94.
“We have lost an icon,” said Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten. “The Dodgers Vin Scully was one of the greatest voices in all of sports. He was a giant of a man, not only as a broadcaster, but as a humanitarian. He loved people. He loved life. He loved baseball and the Dodgers. And he loved his family. His voice will always be heard and etched in all of our minds forever. I know he was looking forward to joining the love of his life, Sandi. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this very difficult time. Vin will be truly missed.”
“We lost the greatest ever to do it,” Dodgers play-by-play man Joe Davis, who succeeded Scully, said during Tuesday night’s broadcast.
Scully began calling Dodgers games in 1950 when the franchise was still located in Brooklyn, retiring in 2016. It’s the longest tenure of any broadcaster with one team in professional sports history.
Additionally, Scully called nationally televised baseball, football and golf competitions throughout the 80s and 90s. Scully was famously on the call for Dwight Clark’s iconic touchdown catch in the 1981 NFC Championship Game.
Considered the greatest baseball broadcaster of all time, Scully was awarded the Ford C. Frick Award in 1982, the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award in 2014 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016.