Vincent Edward Scully was an American sportscaster who died on August 2, 2022 (November 29, 1927). His 67 seasons of game calling for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball, starting in 1950 (when the team was based in Brooklyn) and ending in 2016, are what made him most famous.
In terms of the number of years spent working for the Dodgers organization in any capacity, he was second only to Tommy Lasorda (by two years) during his run as a game announcer.
His run represented the longest tenure of any broadcaster with a single team in professional sports history. He ended his record-breaking tenure as the team’s play-by-play announcer in 2016 by retiring at the age of 88.
He was known for his distinctive voice, lyrically descriptive style, and signature introduction to Dodgers games: “It’s time for Dodger baseball! Hi, everybody, and a very pleasant good (afternoon/evening) to you, wherever you may be.” He is considered by many to be the greatest baseball broadcaster of all time, according to fan rankings,
In addition to Dodgers baseball, Scully called various nationally-televised football and golf contests for cbs sports from 1975 to 1982, and was Nbc sports’ lead baseball play-by-play word from 1983 to 1989. He also called the World series for Cbs Radio from 1979 to 1982 and again from 1990 to 1997.
Meet Michael A. Scully, Vin Scully son
Michael A. Scully was the son of the American sportscaster Vin Scully
Sadly, a helicopter accident claimed the life of 33-year-old Michael A. Scully. The severe shock from the Northridge earthquake in January 1994 claimed Michael’s life.
Michael had also previously worked for the ARCO Transportation company before he passed away. Vin’s son, Michale, was in a dangerous accident at Fort Tejon, California, while inspecting an oil pipeline for leaks.
The loss of Michael must have been difficult for his family. Vin Scully probably found losing his wife and child to be pretty tough because they were both very important to him.