“We have lost an icon,” said Stan Kasten, Dodgers president and CEO.
“Vin Scully of the Dodgers was one of the greatest voices in all of sports. He was a giant, not only as a TV presenter, but also as a humanist,” Castaing 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 will forever remain in our minds.”
At 25, he became the youngest person 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 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 Don Larsen’s final opportunity for perfect play in the 1956 World Series. The team noted that it was one of more than 20 no-hitters that Scully covered during his career.
When the franchise abruptly left Brooklyn for Los Angeles in 1958, Scully also left his hometown to pursue a career that spanned 67 years with the Dodgers, the longest tenure of any one-team broadcaster, the team said. .
In addition to covering the Dodgers, he was also heard on national television as an announcer for golf, football, and 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 improve.
“There is no better storyteller. I think everyone considers him a member of the family. It has been 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 on forever.”
Scully broadcast his last home game for the Dodgers on September 25, 2016.
In a 2020 interview with CNN, Scully described what it was like: “As I was leaving Dodger Stadium, on my last day at the stadium, I hung a big sign out of the booth window door that said, ‘I’ll miss you. by you. That’s how I treated the fans.”
Gillian Martin of CNN contributed to this report.