Legendary former Los Angeles Dodgers game commentator Vin Scully passed away on Tuesday.
The Dodgers confirmed the sad news on Twitter. He was 94 years old.
Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982, Scully was assigned to describe games for the Dodgers in 1950, while the team was still playing in Brooklyn.< /p>
“He was the voice of the Dodgers, and so much more,” read a statement released by the California team on Tuesday. Vin Scully was the heartbeat of the Dodgers – and, in many ways, the heartbeat of the entire City of Los Angeles.”
“We have lost an icon,” the Dodgers president added. Stan Kasten, in the same press release. Vin Scully was one of the best voices in all of professional sports. He was a giant, not just as a commentator, but as a humanist.
“He loved people. He loved life. He loved baseball and the Dodgers. And he loved his family. His voice will remain etched in our memory forever.”