Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully passed away Tuesday at the age of 94. He’s survived by five children, 21 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
“We have lost an icon,” Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten said in statement. “The Dodgers Vin Scully was one of the greatest voices in all of sports. He was a giant of a man, not only as a broadcaster, but as a humanitarian. He loved people. He loved life. He loved baseball and the Dodgers. And he loved his family.
“His voice will always be heard and etched in all of our minds forever. I know he was looking forward to joining the love of his life, Sandi. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this very difficult time. Vin will be truly missed.”
Scully began his broadcasting career at the age of 22. He took over full-time with the Dodgers when Red Barber left the organization to join the New York Yankees broadcast team after the 1953 season.
Scully’s illustrious career with the Dodgers spanned 67 seasons, from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, and included multiple World Series titles and endless list of awards. The latest of which was being named the second recipient of the Baseball Digest Lifetime Achievement Award this past April.
Scully was previously inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame and the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame. He earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and received the Sportscaster of the Year Award on multiple occasions.
In 2014, Scully was recognized by former MLB commissioner Bud Selig with the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award. Before the start of the 2016 season, Scully announced that his 67th year would be his last as a broadcaster.
The final game he called at Dodger Stadium on Sept. 25 of that year ended in a Charlie Culberson walk-off home run in the 10th inning to defeat the Colorado Rockies, clinching the National League West title in the process.
Scully’s final game in the Dodgers broadcast booth came at Oracle Park, where the Dodgers were playing Tuesday night when word of his death was reported.
While Scully was synonymous with Dodgers baseball, he enjoyed retirement with his family and only occasionally returned to Dodger Stadium. One such instance was to participate in the ceremony to induct Jaime Jarrín into the Ring of Honor, and another was when the Dodgers unveiled the logo for the 2020 MLB All-Star Game.
Dodger Stadium address: 1000 Vin Scully Avenue
Prior to retiring, the longtime voice of the Dodgers was recognized by the team with Elysian Park Avenue being renamed to Vin Scully Avenue.
That permanently changed the Dodger Stadium address to 1000 Vin Scully Ave.