A foundational character in baseball history was lost on Tuesday night when the Los Angeles Dodgers announced the passing of Vin Scully, who was 94.
Scully began broadcasting with the then Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1950s and stayed with the team when they moved to Los Angeles in 1958. Over the next six-plus decades, he became a staple of Dodgers culture and of Southern California at large before retiring in 2016.
The Dodgers posted a statement on Tuesday mourning Scully’s passing.
He called not just some of the most iconic moments in Dodgers history, but in MLB history as well.
He was on the call when Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner let a ground ball get by him in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series.
Some of the greatest moments in baseball history would not be the same without Vin Scully’s voice… 💙— Baseball Today (@dailymlbtweets) August 3, 2022
Man… this one hurts 😔pic.twitter.com/kLBVEyCgYF
His voice was on the air when Kirk Gibson homered off of Dennis Eckersley in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series.
And he had the privilege of calling Fernando Valenzuela’s no-hitter in 1990.
The Fernando Valenzuela no-hitter, June 29, 1990.— Mike Beauvais (@MikeBeauvais) August 3, 2022
The Vin Scully classic calls are endless.
A part of baseball died today.
Just the very best. RIP pic.twitter.com/cw8KBF1GN9
The sport of baseball owes Scully much, and the legacy he left on the game will last long after his passing. Rest in peace Vin.
The voice of our game.— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) August 3, 2022
MLB Network mourns the passing of Vin Scully. pic.twitter.com/BgJwsxqij7