SiriusXM remembers Vin Scully, legendary Dodgers broadcaster
Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, who retired after 67 straight seasons as the “Voice of the Dodgers” in 2016, passed away Tuesday at age 94.
In a statement, Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten wrote, “We have lost an icon. Vin Scully was one of the greatest voices in all of sports.”
MLB Network Radio (Ch. 89) will honour Scully’s remarkable career by re-airing the 2016 special Vin Scully: Voice of Generations on August 3 and 4. Hear from the voices of broadcasting legends such as Al Michaels, Marv Albert, Brent Musburger, Scully himself and more. Subscribers can also stream the special on the SXM App.
Scully also spoke with Tom Brady on the Let’s Go! podcast just last year, asking the quarterback to share his favourite touchdown pass of all time.
The longest-tenured broadcaster with a single team in the history of professional sports, Vin Scully’s career began in the 1950s. Despite many changes in Dodgers personnel over the decades, Scully remained the team’s voice, opening every game with his standard greeting, “Hi, everybody, and a very pleasant good evening to you wherever you may be.” He was born in New York City, played on Fordham’s baseball team for two years, and became the youngest person to broadcast a World Series game at age 25. According to the team, Scully passed away in his Los Angeles area home Tuesday night.