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Vin Scully, Legendary Dodgers Announcer, Dead at 94

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Legendary Dodgers announcer Vin Scully died Tuesday night. He was 94 years old.

“We have lost an icon,” said Dodgers President and CEO Stan Castane. “The Dodgers’ Win Scully was one of the greatest voices in all sports. He was a giant of a man, not only a broadcaster, but he was a humanitarian. He loved people. He loved life. He loved baseball and the Dodgers.”

Scully’s 67-year career as the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers began in 1950 when the team was still in Brooklyn. He soon became the team’s lead announcer, a position he held for the rest of his career.

He followed the Dodgers after leaving Brooklyn for Los Angeles in 1957, and it was in L.A. where Scully cemented his position in the team’s lore, arguably becoming as important as any Dodgers player who took the field. took.

While best known for calling ball games for the Dodgers, they also broadcast nationally for NBC and CBS.

“His voice will always be heard and etched in the minds of all of us forever,” said Kasten. “I know he was looking forward to joining the love of his life, Sandy. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this very difficult time. Vin will be truly missed.”

Scully’s greatness went unnoticed by being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982, the Radio Hall of Fame in 1995, and being named Top Sportscaster of the Century in 2009.

“He was my idol,” said CBSLA sports director Jim Hill. “We all wanted to be like him, knowing that we couldn’t. But it was always wonderful to reach out and be like the one and only.”

His name was immortalized at Dodger Stadium when the team unveiled the Win Scully Press Box in 2001.

CBSLA sports anchor Jamie Maggio said, “As much a broadcasting icon as he was the sweetest man ever.” “I’ll never forget, the first time I was covering a Dodger game… he came over, he sat down at the table next to me and spent about 20 minutes with me and a few other reporters and just chatted.”

Maggio said he told old stories and asked everyone there how they were doing.

“I was very impressed by it,” Maggio said.

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