Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully passed away Tuesday night at the age of 94. His death sparked an incredible outpour of love and appreciation for Scully, who spent 67 seasons broadcasting Dodgers games.
Scully’s incredible career from Brooklyn to Los Angeles included multiple World Series titles and several awards. Major League Baseball and teams around the league held moments of silence in his honor.
Following the Dodgers’ win over the San Franciso Giants on Tuesday, manager Dave Roberts, Clayton Kershaw, and Justin Turner reflected on their relationships with Scully and what he meant to them.
Tributes continued to be posted on social media from countless entertainers, political figures, colleagues, sports franchises, Scully’s friends, and numerous former Dodgers players.
Dodger Stadium tonight, in honor of Vin.🎙 pic.twitter.com/o96xdbrCZd
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 4, 2022
Yasiel Puig posted a video tribute in appreciation of the impact Scully had in not only his professional baseball career but by coining his “Wild Horse” nickname. Puig used that moniker as the name for his foundation.
Kenley Jansen and Ross Stripling played the majority of their careers with Dodgers, and Scully was behind the microphone to call their debuts. They both acknowledged how much Scully meant to their time with the club and in their lives.
Dodgers honoring Vin Scully with jersey patch
The Dodgers are wearing a Scully jersey patch for the remainder of the 2022 season and are in the process of planning additional honors at Dodger Stadium for the Hall of Fame broadcaster.
A pregame ceremony to recognize Scully at Dodger Stadium is also being planned for Friday, the Dodgers’ first day back from a road trip.
“We’re in touch with the family, as we have been for quite a while,” Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten told Orel Hershisher on SportsNet LA.
“We’re going to first and foremost consider their wishes. But we’re going to have some recognition Friday night. I don’t know the exact run of show yet, but that’s obviously going to happen.
“We are going to have a patch on uniforms as soon as we can do that; it’s either tonight or tomorrow. And then sometime thereafter, there will be some notice of any further details whether we can accommodate the public or not, I’m not sure, but we will make sure there is a time for the public to pay their respects.”
On Wednesday, Dodger Stadium was lit up in memory of Scully.
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