There isn’t a single player, manager, or other member of the organization whose name is synonymous with the Dodgers. Vin Scully is here.
It’s Time For Dodger Baseball! has been the opening chant for Dodgers fans at home and in the stadium for more than 50 years.
When the Dodgers were still based in Brooklyn, Vin Scully started broadcasting games on the radio before moving on to television. Before he retired after the 2016 season, he was an announcer for one team for the longest period of time in sports history.
The Dodgers tweeted their announcement of Vin Scully’s passing. He was 94.
Scully wasn’t simply great because of her longevity. It wasn’t his extensive knowledge of baseball. It was his distinct voice, his poetic and philosophical asides, and his gift for connecting with listeners on a personal level.
It was present from the beginning. Catcher Joe Pignatano was about to take the field for his maiden at-bat as a Brooklyn Dodger at one unforgettable moment in 1957. Scully wanted to make sure the player’s family heard about the broadcast. “Say, I’ll tell you. The Pignatanos may be familiar to you. If you do, it’s possible that his wife is watching the game while also caring for the infant. Make a call to her. Looks like Joe will make his Major League debut tonight.”