Vin Scully, the enduring broadcaster who referred to as Dodgers video games for almost seven many years, has died, the group introduced. He was once 94.
Scully died at his house in Hidden Hills, California, the group stated.
“We have lost an icon,” Los Angeles Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten stated in a remark. “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.”
Scully started calling Dodgers video games in 1950, once they have been nonetheless positioned in Brooklyn, New York, and retired after 67 years at the back of the microphone, at the age of 88, in 2016.
Over the process his Hall of Fame profession, Scully delivered play-by-play and statement for probably the most maximum memorable moments in Major League Baseball historical past, together with his iconic name of Hank Aaron’s record-breaking 715th house run in 1974.
“What a marvelous moment for baseball, what a marvelous moment for Atlanta and the state of Georgia, what a marvelous moment for the country and the world,” Scully stated, as Aaron rounded the bases to overhaul Babe Ruth because the league’s all-time main house run hitter. “A black man is getting a standing ovation in the Deep South for breaking a record of an all-time baseball idol. And it is a great moment for all of us, and particularly for Henry Aaron.”
Scully is survived through his 5 youngsters, Kevin, Todd, Erin, Kelly and Catherine, 21 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, the group stated.