Broadcasting legend Vin Scully, whose voice graced the airwaves during Dodgers games for 67 years, died on Tuesday night, the team said.
Scully passed away in his home in Los Angeles.
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“We have lost an icon,” team president and CEO Stan Kasten said in a statement. “His voice will always be heard and etched in all of our minds forever.”
Scully was the voice for the Dodgers since their time in Brooklyn, until 2016 when he retired.
“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,” Kasten said, according to AP. “He loved people. He loved life. He loved baseball and the Dodgers. And he loved his family. I know he was looking forward to joining the love of his life, Sandi.”
Scully was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982. He received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2016.
“God has been so good to me to allow me to do what I’m doing,” said Scully on his final broadcast. “A childhood dream that came to pass and then giving me 67 years to enjoy every minute of it. That’s a pretty large thanksgiving day for me.”
He was 94.
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