On Tuesday, August 2, 2022, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced the passing of legendary broadcaster Vin Scully.
“He was the voice of the Dodgers, and so much more. He was their conscience, their poet laureate, capturing their beauty and chronicling their glory from Jackie Robinson to Sandy Koufax, Kirk Gibson to Clayton Kershaw,” shared the team in a statement. “Vin Scully was the heartbeat of the Dodgers–and in so many ways, the heartbeat of all of Los Angeles.”
Scully started his career in 1949 and entered the Brooklyn Dodgers broadcasting booths during their 1950 season. He faithfully followed the Dodgers in their move to Los Angeles in 1958 and stayed with them for decades, until his retirement in 2016. His loyal 61 years with them holds the longest record of any broadcaster with a single team in professional sports history.
“We have lost an icon,” Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten expressed in a statement. “The Dodgers’ Vin Scully was one of the greatest voices in all of sports. He was a giant of a man, not only as a broadcaster, but as a humanitarian. 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. 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.”
He was the voice of the Dodgers for generations upon generations, and his legacy shall live on in the hearts of baseball fans everywhere.
Angelenos paid their respects to Scully by leaving flowers and gifts at the entrance of Dodger Stadium and on his famous Walk Of Fame star. Those who couldn’t make it in person honored him through artwork and murals. We’ve collected a few of our favorites for you to appreciate below.