Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully Los Angeles Dodgers from 1950 until 2016, moving with the team from Brooklyn to Los Angeles.. Scully served as the play-by-play voice of the
"He was the voice of the Dodgers, and so much more," the Dodgers said in a statement. "He was their conscience, their poet laureate, capturing their beauty and chronicling their glory from Jackie Robinson to Sandy Koufax, Kirk Gibson to Clayton Kershaw. Vin Scully was the heartbeat of the Dodgers – and in so many ways, the heartbeat of all of Los Angeles."
Scully called Dodger games even when the team made their home in Brooklyn. Once the Dodgers relocated to Los Angeles in 1958, Scully did as well and continued to serve as the iconic voice of the franchise.
In addition to his duties with the Dodgers, Scully broadcasted nationally-televised football and golf events for CBS Sports from 1975 until 1982. He also worked on national broadcasts for the likes of Major League Baseball, the NFL and the PGA Tour.
One of Scully's most memorable calls took place in the 1988 World Series when an injured Kirk Gibson slugged a walk-off, pinch-hit home run in Game 1.
As the news of Scully's passing made its rounds, Gibson, Clayton Kershaw, and many other baseball stars -- from the Dodgers and beyond -- paid their respects to the broadcasting icon.
My 2nd favorited vin quote “in case you’re wondering….Will Clarke is due up……………………………….7th ……this inning”— Kirk Gibson (@23KGibby) August 3, 2022
Rip Vin….the best⚾️⚾️🙏
"He was the best there ever was. Just when you think about the Dodgers, there's a lot of history here and a lot of people who have come through, it's just a storied franchise all the way around. But it almost starts with Vin, honestly." @ClaytonKersh22 on Vin Scully's legacy. pic.twitter.com/tbZxACr3lO— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) August 3, 2022
I grew up on the voice and the poetic sounds of Vin Scully. He made listening to Baseball fun and educational. Simply the best !!— Ozzie Smith (@STLWizard) August 3, 2022
RIP Vin Scully 🙏🏾 An incredible ambassador of this game. Thank you for everything.— CC Sabathia (@CC_Sabathia) August 3, 2022