The sports world lost a historic figure on Tuesday evening.
Vin Scully, one of the greatest broadcasters in sports history, has died. He was 94 years old.
The voice of the Dodgers worked in baseball for decades, becoming one of the most beloved figures in all of sports. If everyone in the game was given an approval rating, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone with a higher rating than Scully.
The Dodgers announced the tragic news Tuesday night.
Tributes are beginning to pour in for the legendary figure in broadcasting.
“This is a devastating, devastating day for the city of Los Angeles and the world. Vin Scully was the greatest broadcaster who ever lived. And he was as kind in real life as he was on the air. The my thoughts are with his family and everyone who loved him,” baseball writer Molly Knight wrote.
“Vin Scully was an amazing broadcaster for decades and he was also a wonderful person. The sports world will never see another like him,” one fan wrote.
“You can’t tell the story of baseball without Vin Scully. And nobody told the story of baseball better than Vin Scully,” wrote another fan.
ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit shared a tribute of his own.
“An absolute legend has passed away at the age of 94. He will be remembered by many as one of the best to ever do it. Known for his 67 years of calling Dodgers games, but I also remember him on NBC calling the Dodgers game. week and many World Series games. RIP to a legend,” he wrote.
Our thoughts are with the friends and family of Vin Scully during this difficult time.
May he rest in peace.