The team announced that Vin Scully, the iconic broadcaster who called the Dodgers games for nearly seven decades, has died. He was 94 years old.
The team said Scully died at his home in Hidden Hills, California.
“We have lost an icon,” Stan Castane, president and CEO of the Los Angeles Dodgers, said in a statement. “The Dodgers’ Win Scully was one of the greatest voices in all 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 imprinted on the minds of all of us.”
Scully began calling the Dodgers games in 1950, when they were still based in Brooklyn, New York, and retired in 2016 at the age of 88 after 67 years behind the microphone.
During his Hall of Fame career, Scully gave play-by-play and commentary for some of the most memorable moments in Major League Baseball history, including his iconic call of Hank Aaron’s record-breaking 715th home run in 1974 .
“What a wonderful moment for baseball, what a wonderful moment for Atlanta and Georgia State, what a wonderful moment for the country and the world,” Scully said as Aaron spun the bases to overthrow the league’s all-time Babe Ruth. Put it. Leading home run hitter. “A black man is getting a standing ovation for breaking the record for an all-time baseball idol in the Deep South. And it’s a great moment for all of us, and especially for Henry Aaron.”
The team said that Scully’s family consists of five children, Kevin, Todd, Erin, Kelly and Katherine, 21 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.