Last night, baseball fans went to bed with some sad news.
Sportscaster Vin Scully, best known for his 67 seasons calling games for the Los Angeles Dodgers, passed away at the age of 94.
He is a symbol of many generations, and fans from all ages with remember him with a smile on their faces.
He started calling Dodgers games in 1950, when the franchise was located in Brooklyn, and retired in 2016.
He was always around history, and had a knack for greatness.
A graphic posted by MLB Network showed just how often he was behind historic achievements in MLB history.
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) August 3, 2022
It’s hard to think about a sportscaster with that kind of resume.
25 World Series is a lot, but that happens when you are around for 67 years.
A Life Dedicated To Baseball And The Booth
He dedicated an entire lifetime to the booth, and achieved the love and respect from supporters, and not only Dodgers fans: everybody in baseball recognizes his contributions to the game.
He also called 12 All-Star Games and three perfect games.
His long tenure with the Dodgers was the longest of any broadcaster with a specific team not just in baseball, but also in professional sports history.
Only Tommy Lasorda, with 69, tops him on the list of most years associated with the Dodgers in any capacity.
He was also versatile, calling football games and golf on some occasions.
A big New York Giants fan when he was younger in the 1930s, he lived a happy life doing the things he loved for as much as he could.
“It’s time for Dodgers baseball!” is a line many people will never forget, thanks to Scully.
May he rest in peace.