The myriad concerns that have come about with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic took a temporary backseat this week when the Los Angeles Dodgers confirmed a report that retired Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully had been hospitalized after falling at his home.
The Dodgers passed along that Scully was resting and he even made light of the situation with a quote about never being fond of a head-first slide anyhow. Scully, who retired after the 2016 season, turned 92 years old last November.
As he continues to recover from the spill, Scully is said to be doing well, according to Liz Habib of Fox L.A.:
UPDATE on Vin Scully. He is doing fine, still in the hospital after falling down at home 3 days ago. Was told he’s in good spirits. #Dodgers
— Liz Habib (@LizHabib) April 24, 2020
Scully called Dodgers games for 67 seasons, joining the team on their move from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, witnessing 13 National League pennants with the organization and six World Series titles.
He received the Ford C. Frick Award from the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016. The Dodgers inducted Scully into the Dodger Stadium Ring of Honor in May 2017.
Although fans have pined for Scully to make a cameo appearance in the broadcast booth, particularly during the postseason, he has continued to respectfully decline overtures. Scully instead has been at peace in retirement.
The need to quarantine has presented new challenges for Scully and his family, but he nonetheless has continued to encourage fans to adhere to safer at home orders. The longtime voice of the Dodgers additionally spoke glowingly about baseball being capable of helping the country heal.
Have you subscribed to our YouTube channel? It’s the best way to watch player interviews, exclusive coverage from events, participate in our shows, and more!