“We have lost an icon,” Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten said in a statement.
“The Vin Scully Dodgers were one of the greatest voices in all of sports. He was a giant, not just as a broadcaster, but as a humanitarian,” Kasten said.
“He loved people. He loved life. He loved baseball and the Dodgers. And he loved his family. His voice will always be heard and etched in all of our minds forever.”
At 25, he became the youngest to broadcast a World Series game in 1953 and when Barber left to join the New York Yankees two years later, Scully was the voice of the Dodgers.
From the perch of the broadcast booth, Scully became the storyteller of baseball’s greatest franchises. He was there when the “Boys of Summer” won their first World Series in 1955 and called the final innings of Don Larsen’s Perfect Game in the 1956 World Series. He was one of more than 20 non- hitters Scully has covered in his career, the team noted.
When the franchise abruptly left Brooklyn for Los Angeles in 1958, Scully also left his hometown to extend a career that spanned 67 years with the Dodgers, the longest tenure of any broadcaster with a single team, the report said. crew.
In addition to covering the Dodgers, he has also been heard on national television as an announcer for golf and football as well as baseball.
Friends and fans pay tribute
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, speaking after the team beat the Giants in San Francisco on Tuesday night, said the broadcaster inspired him to be better.
“There is no better storyteller. I think everyone considers him family. He was in our living rooms for so many generations. Dodger fans consider him part of their family. He lived a fantastic life, a legacy that will live forever.”
Scully aired his final home game for the Dodgers on September 25, 2016.
In a 2020 interview with CNN, Scully described how it felt: “When I was leaving Dodger Stadium, my last day at the stadium, I hung a big sign on the booth window door and it said: “I’m going to miss you.’ That’s how I feel about the fans.”
CNN’s Jillian Martin contributed to this report.