Legendary American broadcaster and voice of baseball Vin Scully dies aged 94

Legendary American radio and TV broadcaster Vin Scully, the voice of baseball staff Los Angeles Dodgers for 67 years, has died on the age of 94.

“We’ve got misplaced an icon,” mentioned Stan Kasten, the President and CEO of the Dodgers in an announcement.

“The Dodgers Vin Scully was one of many best voices in all of sports activities,” Kasten added. “His voice will at all times be heard and etched in all of our minds without end.”

Whereas baseball has by no means managed to have a agency foothold in Europe, primarily as a result of reputation of so many established sports activities, Scully was a nationwide treasure within the US, a person whose dulcet tones was fixed and insightful presence for followers of the game.

Different huge names to pay their respects embrace tennis legend Billy Jean King, who described Scully as “a real sports activities storyteller” and Los Angeles Lakers’ star LeBron James, who described Scully as “One other nice one who made sports activities so rattling particular.”

A broadcasting veteran honoured within the White Home and on TV

Born Vincent Edward Scully on November 29, 1927, in The Bronx, New York Metropolis, he turned the youngest individual to broadcast a World Sequence recreation in 1953, aged 25.

By the point he broadcast his ultimate residence recreation for the Dodgers on September 25, 2016, he held the honour of being the longest tenured broadcaster with a single staff in professional sports activities historical past.

Amongst his many honours, Scully obtained a star on the Hollywood Stroll of Fame and, in 2016, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the very best civilian honour given by the President of america.

One other notable honour was via the medium of TV. Certainly, for discerning collection followers and cinephiles who occurred to have a baseball blind spot, Scully was not directly immortalised within the hit present The X Recordsdata. Creator Chris Carter named Agent Dana Scully (performed by Gillian Anderson) after Vin Scully.

Vin Scully is survived by his 5 kids, 21 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

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