Vincent Edward Scully, an American sportscaster best known for his 67 seasons of game calling for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball, began in 1950 (when the team was based in Brooklyn) and ended in 2016.
He was 94 years old when he passed away at his home in Hidden Hills, California. He was born on November 29, 1927, in the Bronx, and raised in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood.
How many games did Vin Scully call?
Scully saw almost baseball had to offer as he personally called three perfect games, 21 no-hitters, 25 World Series and 12 All-Star Games.
Scully was behind the microphone for 20 no-hitters and three perfect games (by Don Larsen, Sandy Koufax, and Dennis Martinez).
In terms of the number of years spent working for the Dodgers organization in any capacity, he was second only to Tommy Lasorda (by two years) during his run as a game announcer. His run represented the longest tenure of any broadcaster with a single team in professional sports history.
He ended his record-breaking tenure as the team’s play-by-play announcer in 2016 by retiring at the age of 88.
With 28, Scully owns the record for most World Series broadcasts. He has also spent the most time (65 seasons) with a single team (as of 2014).
Is Vin Scully In The Hall Of Fame?
Scully received the LA Sports & Entertainment Commission’s Ambassador Award of Excellence on May 11, 2009, and he was also inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2009.
Scully is honored with a star at 6675 Hollywood Boulevard on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In addition to having a street inside the team’s former Dodgertown spring training complex in Vero Beach, Florida named “Vin Scully Way,” the press box at Dodger Stadium has been named after Scully since 2001.