Vin Scully, the renowned broadcaster who was the golden-throated voice of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers for 67 years, has died. He was 94 years old at the time.
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers confirmed his death. The cause of death was not officially revealed.
After serving two years in the Navy, Scully, a Bronx native who became a baseball enthusiast at the age of eight, began his broadcasting career at Fordham University. He called football and basketball games and also played baseball, even against future President George H.W. Bush on Yale University’s baseball team.
Following graduation, he found work as a fill-in at WTOP in Washington, DC in 1949, which proved to be his big break into sports announcing. At WTOP, he met Red Barber, who would become Scully’s mentor. Barber brought him along when he was recruited by the Dodgers in 1950, and in only three years, at the age of 25, Scully became the youngest announcer to ever call a World Series.
When Barber went to work for the crosstown New York Yankees a year later, Scully took over as the Dodgers’ primary broadcaster. He held that position until his retirement in 2016, having moved to Los Angeles with the Dodgers in 1958.