Baseball Legend Passes Away

His voice was synonymous with baseball for not one, but many generations. The great Vin Scully has passed away at the age of 94. 

As noted by respected insider Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, Scully was "the most beloved person in baseball, a broadcaster who told amazing stories and carried himself with amazing grace."

Scully began his legendary career in the Brooklyn Dodgers broadcast booth in 1950, and of course went with the team to Los Angeles in 1958. He called Dodger games for 67 years, retiring at the age of 88 in 2016.

He called 25 World Series, 18 no-hitters and three perfect games. 

His most legendary call, the one he'll always be remembered for, was the "improbable", "impossible" Kirk Gibson HR in the 1988 World Series.

"He was the best there ever was," Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw said. "Just when you think about the Dodgers -- there's a lot of history here and lot of people that have come through, it's just a storied franchise all the way around. But it almost starts with Vin, honestly.

"He's just such a special man. I'm grateful and thankful I got to know him as well as I did."

Final thoughts on Scully again go to Ken Rosenthal: "He saw players as people. He spoke in poetry. He brought honor to our sport."