Vin Scully dies at 94: His career spanned 67 years and stretched back to when the Dodgers played in Brooklyn before moving to Los Angeles in the late 1950s.
“Vin Scully was the heartbeat of the Dodgers — and in many ways, the heartbeat of the whole of Los Angeles,” the team said in a statement announcing his death on Twitter.
In 2016, after 67 years, Scully retired and the Dodgers went back to a career playing at Brooklyn before moving to Los Angeles in the late 1950s.
Scully was known for devolving into stories that were at least as interesting – and sometimes more – as the action on the field.
Team president and CEO Stan Castane said in a Dodgers Twitter post that Scully was an icon who broadcast expansive and human.
Then-President Barack Obama said that Scully’s voice was a typical baseball sound, like the crowd singing during the 7th inning.
Scully was recognized with the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award in 2014, congratulating him for his decades of service to baseball.
At the age of 22, he was moved to Washington, D.C. was hired by a CBS Radio affiliate.
When Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run to break Babe Ruth’s record in 1974, it was against the Dodgers and, of course, Scully called it.
“I just want to be remembered as a good person, an honest person and a man who lived up to my beliefs,” he said in 2016.