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ESPN Remembers Vin Scully

ESPN mourns the passing of Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, one of sports' greatest storytellers

Los Angeles, CA – July 12, 2017 – Microsoft Theatre: Vin Scully during The ESPYS Presented by Capital One.
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Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, the longest-tenured voice with a single team in pro sports history, died Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers said. He was 94.

For 67 years, Scully’s storytelling entertained and informed Dodgers fans in Brooklyn, Los Angeles and beyond. He began in the 1950s era of Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson, on to the 1960s with Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax, into the 1970s with Steve Garvey and Don Sutton, and through the 1980s with Orel Hershiser and Fernando Valenzuela. In the 1990s, it was Mike Piazza and Hideo Nomo, followed by Clayton Kershaw, Manny Ramirez and Yasiel Puig in the 21st century.

After news of his passing broke in Oracle Park during a Dodgers-San Francisco Giants game, the host Giants showed a tribute to him on the video board. Oracle Park is the stadium where in October 2016 Scully broadcast his final Dodgers game.

Scully tells his story here.

ESPN reporter Jeremy Schaap narrates Scully’s obituary, which features his iconic calls not only in baseball but the NFL and more.

In a 2016 Front Row post, Schaap recalled interviewing Scully for an E60 profile while also contributing to ESPN’s marathon coverage of the death of Muhammad Ali.

Scully was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982. In 2017 at the ESPYS, Scully received the Icon Award.

“There’s not a better storyteller, and I think everyone considers him family,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “He was in our living rooms for many generations. He lived a fantastic life, a legacy that will live on forever.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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