The death of Los Angeles Dodgers legend Vin Scully shocked the entire nation. Millions of people sent their thoughts and prayers to the family. Los Angeles lost a legend, but his legacy will live forever. Scully did a lot of great things for the sports and fans will continue his legacy.
Current and former athletes paid tribute to great Scully, including Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James. Scully had a big role in Los Angeles and LeBron respects everything he has done for the world of sports.
“Rest in Power. A City of Angels icon. Another great one who made sports so damn special,” wrote LeBron.
Dodgers legend Vin Scully had an army of fans and supporters
The Dodgers delivered an emotional message for the legend. The team said that Scully was actually the Dodgers’ conscience and their “poet laureate”. Scully was able to capture their beauty and chronicle their glory, praising top names like Jackie Robinsin, Sandy Koufax, kirk Gibson, Clayton Kershaw, and many others. One thing stands for sure. “…Scully was the heartbeat of the Dodgers.” In fact, he was “the heartbeat of all of Los Angeles.” We couldn’t agree more.
Scully called many nationally televised football and golf games for CBS Sports from 1975 to 1982. His broadcasting career started in 1949 and Scully joined the Dodgers radio and television in the 1950 season. He joined the franchise in Los Angeles in 1958 and stayed with them until 2019.
The LA legend also did broadcasts for Major League Baseball, the NFL, the PHA Tour, etc. He worked from NBC Sports from 1983 to 1989. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred was one of the many MLB names to issue a statement following Scully’s death. Manfred described Scully as “an extraordinary man” with an incredible gift for broadcasting. Scully “brought joy to generations of Dodger fans,” as Manfred wrote in his statement. He was really proud of Scully and the role he had in Los Angeles.
We are sending our thoughts and prayers to Scully’s family, friends, and fans. His legacy will always live in our hearts.