“We have lost an icon,” Dodgers president and CEO Stan Caston said in a statement.
“The Dodgers’ Vin Scully was one of the greatest voices in all of sports. He was a giant of a man, not just as a broadcaster, but as a humanitarian,” Caston said.
“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.”
At 25, he became the youngest person to broadcast a World Series game in 1953, and two years later, Scully was the voice for the Dodgers when Barber left for the New York Yankees.
From his broadcast booth perch, Scully became the storyteller of baseball’s greatest franchises. He was there when the “Boys of Summer” won their first World Series in 1955 and when he called the final outs of Don Larson’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series. It’s one of more than 20 no-hitters Scully has thrown in his career, the team said.
In the year When the franchise abruptly moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles in 1958, Scully left his hometown to extend his 67-year career with the Dodgers, the team’s longest tenure with one team.
In addition to covering the Dodgers, he has been heard on national TV as a golf and football announcer as well as baseball.
Friends and fans pay their respects
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, speaking after the team’s win over the Giants in San Francisco on Tuesday night, inspired the broadcaster to get better.
“There’s no better storyteller. I think everybody considers him family. He’s been in our living room for generations. Dodger fans consider him family. He lived a wonderful life, a legacy that will last forever.”
Scully broadcast his last home game for the Dodgers on September 25, 2016.
In the year In a 2020 interview with CNN, Scully described his feelings: “When I left Dodger Stadium on my last day at the stadium, I hung a big sign on the door of the booth that said, ‘I miss you.’ That’s how I felt about the fans.”
CNN’s Jillian Martin contributed to this report.