Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, 94, dies
Vin Scully's dulcet tones entertained & informed Dodgers fans for 67 years, the team stated.
94-year-old According to family relatives, Scully died in Hidden Hills, Los Angeles.
President & CEO Stan Kasten: "We lost an icon." His voice will live on in our memories.
Scully was the longest-tenured broadcaster for a single franchise in pro sports history.
He started in the 1950s with Pee Wee Reese & Jackie Robinson, then Don Drysdale & Sandy Koufax, Steve Garvey & Don Sutton, & Orel Hershiser & Fernando Valenzuela.
Mike Piazza and Hideo Nomo in the 1990s; Clayton Kershaw, Manny Ramirez, & Yasiel Puig now.
The Dodgers changed players, managers, executives, owners, & coastlines, but Scully remained a fan favourite.
He launched broadcasts with "Hello, everyone, & good evening wherever you are." Scully felt himself a connection between the game & the spectators.
Scully was unafraid to criticise a bad play, a manager's choice, or an opponent while crafting stories about regular plays & notable triumphs.
He wanted to see with his eyes, not his heart. Vin Scully was a sports legend. Kasten: "He was a broadcasting & humanitarian giant."
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