News Alert: Hidden Hills, CA: Remembering legendary and iconic Baseball Hall of Fame Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully who died during the night last Tuesday.

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews)

Source: Los Angeles Dodgers (Information)

Pictures: Los Angeles Dodgers (Courtesy)

Hidden Hills, California: Legendary and iconic Baseball Hall of Fame Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully died on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022 at his home.

Vincent Edward Scully, better known today as Vin Scully, was born Nov. 29, 1927 in the Bronx, and was the son of a silk salesman who died of pneumonia when he was 7 years old.

Vin Scully’s mother moved the family to Brooklyn, where he grew up playing stickball in the streets.

As a child, Vin Scully would listen to his family’s radio as he laid down to hear whatever college football game was on the radio, and dreamed someday to call out the action of sports.

Vin Scully 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 Kershaw, Manny Ramirez and Yasiel Puig in the 21st century.

Even as the Dodgers changed players, managers, executives, owners and coasts, Vin Scully and his soothing, insightful style remained a constant for the fans.

Vin Scully brought the viewers together with his sports reporting broadcasting, calling every play-by-play action as well as the exciting moments of the team scoring the big hit and wins.

Vin Scully welcomed the viewers into the game, opening the broadcast with the familiar greeting, “Hi, everybody, and a very pleasant good evening to you wherever you may be,” and his signature start saying to start the game, “It’s time for Dodgers baseball!”

Although he was being paid by the Dodgers, Vin Scully was honest and unafraid to criticize a bad play or a manager’s decision, or praise an opponent while spinning stories against a backdrop of routine plays and noteworthy achievements; always saying that he wanted to see things with his eyes, not his heart.

Vin Scully was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame that year, had the stadium’s press box named for him in 2001, and even the street leading to Dodger Stadium’s main gate was named in his honor in 2016.

In 2016, Vin Scully received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from United States President Barack Obama.

As a devout Catholic who attended mass on Sundays before heading to the ballpark, Vin Scully said “God has been so good to me to allow me to do what I’m doing. A childhood dream that came to pass and then giving me 67 years to enjoy every minute of it. That’s a pretty large thanksgiving day for me.”

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

Los Angeles Dodgers President and CEO Stan Kasten said, “We have lost an icon. His voice will always be heard and etched in all of our minds forever.”

Vin Scully is survived by his five children, 21 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Fans, athletes and teams in every sport will never forget Vin Scully, and will miss him giving us all the great play-by-play moments and winning games he brought us all together to enjoy.

ZachNews and the people from the Colorado River Tri-State communities send our thoughts, prayers and condolences to the family and friends of the great Vin Scully.


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