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Vin Scully, Voice of the Dodgers for 67 Years, Dies at 94

Vin Scully, who was celebrated for his mastery of the swish phrase and his reward for storytelling through the 67 summers he served because the announcer for Dodgers baseball video games, first in Brooklyn after which in Los Angeles, has died. He was 94.

Mr. Scully died Tuesday evening at his dwelling in Los Angeles, The Related Press reported.

For all of the Dodgers’ marquee gamers since World Struggle II, Mr. Scully was the enduring face of the franchise. He was a nationwide sports activities treasure as effectively, broadcasting for CBS and NBC. He known as baseball’s Recreation of the Week, All-Star Video games, the playoffs and greater than two dozen World Sequence. In 2009, the American Sportscasters Affiliation voted him No. 1 on its record of the “Prime 50 Sportscasters of All Time.”

He started broadcasting at Ebbets Discipline in 1950, when he was a slender, red-haired 22-year-old graduate of Fordham College and a protégé of Crimson Barber. When the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles in 1958, followers on the cavernous Coliseum introduced alongside hand-held transistor radios, not too long ago popularized within the American market, so Mr. Scully may information them by way of the pioneering days of main league baseball on the West Coast.

“I regard him, all issues thought-about, because the grasp of radio and TV,” the sports activities broadcaster Bob Costas as soon as advised The Arizona Republic, recalling listening to Mr. Scully with a transistor radio underneath his pillow as a teen in Los Angeles within the early Nineteen Sixties. “I regard him as one of the best baseball announcer ever.”

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