Vin Scully, Baseball’s Legendary Voice, is Mourned

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The baseball world is mourning Vin Scully. The legendary broadcaster of the Los Angeles Dodgers died Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at age 94. Tributes began to pour in almost immediately after the ball club announced his death.

No story on Scully’s career would be complete without his call from Kirk Gibson’s pinch hit game-winning homer for the Dodgers in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series.

Scully began his storied career with the Dodgers in 1950, remaining in the booth for a record 67 seasons. He announced his retirement before his final year with the club in 2016.

Scully was NBC Sports’ lead baseball play-by-play announcer from 1983 to 1989. That tenure covered memorable play in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series.

And here’s Scully’s call of Hank Aaron’s record 715th home run in 1974.

Scully received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016.

So pull up a chair…

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