The sports world is collectively mourning after legendary Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully died Tuesday night at the age of 94.
Scully began his broadcasting career at the age of 22 and took over full-time with the Dodgers after the 1953 season, quickly becoming a household name in Southern California.
The Hall of Famer’s illustrious career with the organization spanned 67 seasons, from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, and included multiple World Series titles and an endless list of awards.
Many tributes have poured in for Scully on social media, including from Cooper Kupp and the Los Angeles Rams organization.
The voice of LA. 🙏🏼 https://t.co/e9BeG2gvZS
— Cooper Kupp (@CooperKupp) August 3, 2022
The Rams are saddened by the loss of sports and Los Angeles icon Vin Scully. Our sincere condolences are with the Scully family, friends, and Dodgers organization. https://t.co/MTBxM33nGk
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) August 3, 2022
While Scully’s voice is synonymous with Dodgers baseball, he additionally worked NFL games for CBS from 1975-82. One of his most famous calls was “The Catch” during the 1982 NFC Championship Game, when Joe Montana connected with Dwight Clark in the end zone for a game-winning touchdown that propelled the San Francisco 49ers over the Dallas Cowboys.
Scully also called tennis and golf events, but his primary focus was always with the Dodgers. “We have lost an icon,” president and CEO Stan Kasten said of Scully’s death in 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.”