A man whose voice is synonymous with baseball for generations of Dodgers fans (both in Brooklyn and Los Angeles), and for fans of America’s Pastime in general, Vin Scully, has passed away at the age of 94.
The sad announcement was made via a Facebook post, which was posted during Tuesday’s game against San Francisco Giants.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 3, 2022
The post is
He was their voice and much more. Their Poet Laureate and their conscience, he captured their beauty, chronicled their glory, from Sandy Koufax to Jackie Robinson, Kirk Gibson, Clayton Kershaw.
Vin Scully is the Dodgers’ heartbeat – in many ways the heartbeat for Los Angeles.
Vin passed away at the age of 94 on August 2, 2022.
” We have lost an icon,” stated Stan Kasten, Dodger President and Chief Executive Officer. Vin Scully, the Dodgers’ great voice in sports, was lost. His broadcasting abilities were unmatched, as well as his humanitarian efforts. He was a person-person. He was passionate about life. He was a huge fan of the Dodgers and baseball. He loved his family. We will forever remember his voice and the memories he left. He was eager to be with the woman he loved, Sandi. We send our condolences to his loved ones during these difficult times. Vin will be truly missed.”
As Jon Gabriel, my friend says, ignore the rest of today’s news. Here’s the latest news.
Forget Taiwan and elections. Vin Scully is the most important news of the day. RIP, Legend.
— Jon Gabriel (@exjon) August 3, 2022
Vin said the following at the conclusion of his last broadcast: “May God grant you for every storm, and for every rainbow; for each tear, a smile, for every care, and for every trial, a promise. There is a friend for everyone, no matter how difficult, to help you through it all. Although we have known each other for many years, I am certain that I will miss you and your company more than words can express. But, you know what, there will be a new day, and, eventually, a new year, and when the upcoming winter gives way to spring, ooh, rest assured, once again, it will be time for Dodger baseball. Vin Scully wishes you a happy afternoon .”