Vin Scully Lifeless – MLB Commerce Rumors

Broadcasting legend Vin Scully died today at the age of 94, according to a Dodgers press release. “He was the voice of the Dodgers and more. From Jackie Robinson to Sandy Koufax, Kirk Gibson to Clayton Kershaw, he was their conscience, the poet laureate who captured their beauty and immortalized their glory. Vin Scully was the heartbeat of the Dodgers — and in many ways — the heartbeat of Los Angeles,” the statement said.

Of all the legendary voices that have called baseball games for decades, there is little debate that Scully was the best of them all, both for the incredible length of his booth work and the unparalleled quality of those 66 years of broadcasting. Dodgers games. Remarkably, Scully was already a Hall of Fame-level broadcaster before even working with the Dodgers, as he covered the NFL, professional golf, tennis and, of course, CBS, NBC, ABC’s postseason and All-Star baseball games. and TBS.

From the beginning to the end of his storied career, Scully was a master storyteller who found endless inventive and poetic ways to name the action, but never overshadowed the game on the field. Scully has been on the mic for many of the greatest moments in baseball history, punctuating those moments with amazing calls and (just as importantly) poignant silences.

Scully was something of a prodigy as he began calling Dodgers games in Brooklyn in the 1950s fairly early in his career. through television and radio broadcasts. Then he was on the bench until 2016. at the end of the season, after the Dodgers to Los Angeles. As noted in the press release, “Vin was as much as anyone who connected the franchise to the new city. Fans — not only around town but at the games themselves at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum — would listen to Vin and his counterpart Jerry Doggett on their new transistor radios.

On behalf of all of us at MLBTR, our condolences go out to Vin Scully’s family and legions of friends and fans.

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