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Vin Scully, legendary Dodgers broadcaster, dies at 94

Dec 11, 2020; Los Angeles, California, USA; A fan cutout of Los Angeles Dodgers former broadcaster Vin Scully in the stands during the NCAA basketball game between the UCLA Bruins and the Marquette Golden Eagles  at Pauley Pavilion. UCLA defeated Marquette 69-60. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Vin Scully, the legendary broadcaster who called Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers games for 67 seasons and also worked nationally on Major League Baseball and NFL broadcasts, died Tuesday at age 94.

A statement from the Dodgers said Scully, who retired at the end of the 2016 season, died at his home in Hidden Hills, a community in Los Angeles County northwest of Los Angeles.

The hallmark of Scully’s career was a storytelling style combined with what he called “kind of a running commentary with an imaginary friend,” he told the Los Angeles Times in an interview.

Dodgers president Stan Kasten said in a statement that the sports world “lost an icon. … 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.”

Sandra Scully, Vin’s wife of 47 years, died in January 2021 at 76 after a long fight with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease).

–Field Level Media