Vin Scully: Saying Goodbye Forever To A Great Friend

August 3, 2022
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Baseball lost its greatest voice on August 2, 2022. At the ripe young age of 94 years old, longtime Major League Baseball and more specifically Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster, Vin Scully passed away. You often hear the term “greatest of their generation” used in sports whether they are talking about a player, a coach or a broadcaster. Well Vin Scully was the greatest of not one but several generations and his iconic voice will be forever remembered throughout anyone who loves the game of baseball and sports in general. Baseball fans all around the world would love to thank you Vin Scully for making several generations of young kids and adults fall in love with this beautiful game.

There will never be another man like you to walk this earth and as iconic as you were within baseball circles you were even more iconic in life itself. They say the one constant throughout history is baseball and you truly exemplify that saying as you have been here for the biggest moments in the history of the sport and for some of the lowest as well. Whether it was Joe Carter walking it off in the World Series or Hank Aaron passing Babe Ruth for the all-time home run record your voice will always be synonymous with those two moments, Not only those two moments specifically but several iconic moments in baseball. 

From the East Coast in Brooklyn, New York to the West Coast in Los Angeles, California Vin Scully and his impact was felt by millions. Your legendary voice inspired millions more and the footprint you have left in the sports media world will forever be untouchable. For nearly 70 years it was your voice that filled the radio waves and television broadcasts all across Southern California and the rest of the nation as well. Not only were you the voice of baseball you also had a hand in calling one of the most iconic plays in the history of football as well when Dwight Clark caught a touchdown in the NFC championship game for the San Francisco 49ers. 

Vin Scully
Oct 25, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers former broadcaster Vin Scully addresses the crowd before game two of the 2017 World Series against the Houston Astros at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Vin Scully was there when it got through Bill Buckner and he made one of the most memorable errors in World Series history sound like the most interesting thing to ever happen at that moment. You were there when Kirk Gibson knocked it out of the ballpark and you always made the impossible seem probable. In 1989 you even became one of the first people to call two different games in two different cities when you went from St. Louis to Houston and called the equivalent of 2 1/2 games in one day. This again shows why there will never be another like you.

One Last Goodbye To Vin Scully

At the end of the day, it was not you who needed us more but in fact, it was us who needed you all along. While you were correct, new days and New Year’s have come and it’s been six long years since you called a baseball game, somehow all of those games just don’t sound the same when it’s not your voice on the air. We’ve been friends for a long time and wherever you are I just want to wish you a very pleasant evening, thank you for the memories, and rest in peace to the greatest of all time Vin Scully.

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