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Vin Scully - Legendary Baseball Announcer Dies At 94

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Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully is dead at the age of 94. Scully was born in the Bronx in November of 1927. He discovered his love of baseball at age eight, while watching the second game of the 1936 World Series at a laundromat.

Scully went on to serve in the United States Navy for two years, and began his career as a student broadcaster and journalist at Fordham University in New York. After sending countless resumes along the Eastern seaboard, he finally got a gig calling college football games for CBS. Shortly thereafter, Scully became the principal announcer for the Brooklyn Dodgers and moved with the team to Los Angeles in 1958. Legend has it, that while the games were being played at the massive L.A. Memorial Coliseum, fans had a hard time keeping up with all the action and started bringing transistor radios to listen to Scully give them the play-by-play.

Scully spent 67 seasons as the Dodgers' play-by-play announcer, retiring after the 2016 season. He has a long list of awards and accomplishments, including a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Emmy awards, and his call of Kirk Gibson's famous home run during Game 1 of the 1988 World Series has been voted the most memorable call in baseball history.

His run is the longest of any broadcaster with a single team in professional sports history. Scully is second only to longtime Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda in terms of number of years associated with the Boys in Blue by two years. He was known for his classic opening line of "It's Time for Dodgers Baseball."

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