(CBS Sports) Long-time and legendary broadcaster Vin Scully died Tuesday, the Dodgers have announced. He was 94 years old.
“He was the voice of the Dodgers, and so much more. He was their conscience, their poet laureate, capturing their beauty and chronicling their glory from Jackie Robinson to Sandy Koufax, Kirk Gibson to Clayton Kershaw. Vin Scully was the heartbeat of the Dodgers – and in so many ways, the heartbeat of all of Los Angeles,” the team said in a statement.
“Vin Scully was the heartbeat of the Dodgers — and in so many ways, the hearbeat of all of Los Angeles.”
Scully, who called various nationally-televised football and golf contests for CBS Sports from 1975 to 1982, started his broadcasting career in 1949 after attending Fordham University, where he studied journalism and was a student broadcaster. He joined the Dodgers radio and television booths in the 1950 season, when they were still in Brooklyn. Scully came with the Dodgers to Los Angeles in 1958 and stayed with the club until his retirement in 2016.
He also worked national broadcasts for Major League Baseball, the NFL, the PGA Tour and also worked for NBC Sports from 1983-89.
Scully’s most famous NFL call came with CBS in 1982, as he was on play-by-play for Joe Montana’s touchdown pass to Dwight Clark in the NFC Championship game. Or, as it came to be called, simply, The Catch:
Vin Scully’s call of “The Catch” was legendary ❤️
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Also while with CBS, Scully was part of the broadcast team tasked with calling The Masters from 1975-82.
Perhaps Scully’s most famous baseball call came in the 1988 World Series, when a hobbled Kirk Gibson came through with a pinch-hit, walk-off home run in Game 1: