Broadcasting legend Scully dies


Ethan Vargas ‘23

        “In a year that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened,” were the words of late great broadcaster Vin Scully during Kirk Gibson’s walk off home run during the 1988 World Series. Aged 94, Scully died peacefully in his home in Los Angeles, California.

         Known for his distinctive voice, Scully was well known as the famous sportscaster for Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers, where he broadcasted for a lengthy 67 seasons. 

         Scully announced many memorable moments throughout his career. Dodgers’ fan Antonio Evangelista ’23 remembers one of these moments that stood out when Scully was broadcasting.


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       “I remember watching Clayton Kershaw’s no-hitter in 2014, and Vin Scully was announcing. He seemed so cool under pressure, like he’s done this before. I guess that’s because he’s broadcasted during many no-hitters and historical games that he’s used to those types of situations.”

          Scully had not only broadcasted for the Dodgers, but for other important games. Giants and 49ers fan Sebastian Sun ’24 said, “I consider Scully the greatest broadcaster of all time. I’ll always remember listening to the replay of him announcing ‘The Catch’ during the 1981 NFC Championship Game between the 49ers and Cowboys.”

          Alumnus and sports journalist Steven Rissotto ’20 admired Scully’s storytelling abilities. “He would find a way to dig deep into a player’s past, to find the most outlandish, yet interesting, anecdote about them from their childhood or personal life.”

          Scully also handled the big moments very well. Rissotto said, “He always had a way of backing off and letting the crowd make the noise. It made the broadcast so much better.”

          Vin Scully’s voice was heard all throughout the sports world, and he holds a special place in all sports fans’ hearts.