Vin Scully, the beloved voice of the Dodgers for 67 years, both in Brooklyn and Los Angeles — died at his home in the Hidden Hills section of Los Angeles Tuesday night, the Dodgers announced. He was 94.
Members of the MLB community and other sports figures and fans paid their respects to the legend on Twitter:
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We have lost the greatest broadcaster who ever lived as Vin Scully passed away Tuesday evening. Every game was a masters class as he turned an inning into poetry. And as great as he was, he was just as nice. Class, elegance and grace were all part of his humble but regal being.
— Michael Kay (@RealMichaelKay) August 3, 2022
The greatest baseball broadcaster who ever lived, Vin Scully, has passed away. It was an honor just to know him. He demonstrated that language still matters and forged an intimate bond with his listeners that the rest of us can only strive to achieve. The Renoir of broadcasters.
— Howie Rose (@HowieRose) August 3, 2022
A tough week for sports fans that admire greatness as we have lost 2 ALL TIME GREATS .The late @NBA greatest winner of all-time in the legendary @celtics BILL RUSSELL & tonight the fabulous @Dodgers VIN SCULLY! They both were AS GOOD AS IT GETS in what they did. May they RIP.
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) August 3, 2022
“He was the best there ever was. Just when you think about the Dodgers, there’s a lot of history here and a lot of people who have come through, it’s just a storied franchise all the way around. But it almost starts with Vin, honestly.” @ClaytonKersh22 on Vin Scully’s legacy. pic.twitter.com/tbZxACr3lO
— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) August 3, 2022