Reaction to the death of Vin Scully, the Dodgers’ longtime broadcaster

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News of legendary broadcaster Vin Scully’s death sent shockwaves across Southern California and the sports world as the news first spread via the Dodgers’ social media accounts and an announcement during the broadcast of the Dodgers’ game against the Giants at Oracle Park in San Francisco.

Scully served as the voice of the Dodgers for 67 seasons. Over the years, he established a bond with Dodgers fans young and old and became an icon throughout Southern California and beyond. L.A. area professional teams such as the Kings, Rams and Chargers paid tribute via social media, as did the USC and UCLA athletic departments.

Here are 10 of his most memorable calls.

REACTION:

“He was the best there ever was. Just when you think about the Dodgers, there’s a lot of history here and a lot of people who have come through, it’s just a storied franchise all the way around. But it almost starts with Vin, honestly.” @ClaytonKersh22 on Vin Scully’s legacy. pic.twitter.com/tbZxACr3lO

— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) August 3, 2022

“It was one my of great thrills to get to meet [Vin Scully]… he was my idol there was no question about that.” Al Michaels joins the ‘Access SportsNet’ crew to talk about Vin Scully. pic.twitter.com/v9abDsXjbV

— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) August 3, 2022

“It’s really hard because it’s a portion of your life that you don’t want to lose, and you keep seeing your idols, your friends, continue to pass. This is a very, very tough day.” @OrelHershiser remembers the great Vin Scully. pic.twitter.com/T9DjxvRzyR

— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) August 3, 2022

Statement from long-time LA Kings play-by-play announcer and Hockey Hall of Famer, Bob Miller on the passing of Vin Scully pic.twitter.com/Uh4qEWbgtv

— LA Kings (@LAKings) August 3, 2022

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No one was better at any job than Vin Scully was at his. And, a lovely man on top of that. It’s a beautiful night and we will miss you @Dodgers https://t.co/rmt4QjsvZZ

— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) August 3, 2022

The Rams are saddened by the loss of sports and Los Angeles icon Vin Scully. Our sincere condolences are with the Scully family, friends, and Dodgers organization. https://t.co/MTBxM33nGk

— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) August 3, 2022

.@Joe_Davis shares the story of his first interaction with the legendary Vin Scully. pic.twitter.com/Mih4u47yq1

— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) August 3, 2022

Vin Scully, voice of the @Dodgers, has died.

He was a true sports storyteller & his #Dodgers career lasted 67 years, the longest tenure of any broadcaster w/a single team in pro sports history.

Our deepest condolences to his family. Rest easy, @TheVinScully. You will be missed. pic.twitter.com/wSbMf6NYtX

— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) August 3, 2022

Rest in Power. A City of Angels icon. Another great one who made sports so damn special. #LoveLA https://t.co/zHPD78KEsE

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Source:: Los Angeles Daily News

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