Dodgers longtime play-by-play announcer Vin Scully dead at 94

Dodgers longtime play-by-play announcer Vin Scully dead at 94

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Los Angeles Dodgers longtime play-by-play announcer Vin Scully died on Tuesday at the age of 94.

Scully was the Dodgers’ main broadcaster from 1950 when they played in Brooklyn all the way until his retirement in 2016.

The Dodgers announced his passing on Twitter late Tuesday evening, in which Dodgers President and CEO Stan Kasten released the following statement:

Darryl Strawberry #44 of the Los Angeles Dodgers get interviewed by Vince Scully prior to the start of a Major League Baseball game against the New York Mets circa 1991 at Shea Stadium in the Queens borough of New York City. Strawberry played for the Dodgers from 1991-93.

Darryl Strawberry #44 of the Los Angeles Dodgers get interviewed by Vince Scully prior to the start of a Major League Baseball game against the New York Mets circa 1991 at Shea Stadium in the Queens borough of New York City. Strawberry played for the Dodgers from 1991-93. (Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

“We have lost an icon. 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 truly be missed.”

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Retired Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, left speaks during a pregame ceremony honoring language broadcaster Jaime Jarrin inducting him into the Dodger Stadium Ring of Honor at Dodger Stadium on September 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. 

Retired Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, left speaks during a pregame ceremony honoring language broadcaster Jaime Jarrin inducting him into the Dodger Stadium Ring of Honor at Dodger Stadium on September 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.  (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

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