Vin Scully, whose mellifluous voice painted vivid baseball images on the fly, making him the greatest play-by-play practitioner of his time, died Tuesday. The long-time voice of the Dodgers was 94.
“We have lost an icon,” Dodgers team president and CEO Stan Kasten said in a statement. “His voice will always be heard and etched in all of our minds forever.”
While accepting induction into baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1982, Scully wondered how he was able to make it to the hallowed ground of Cooperstown.
“Why me?” Scully asked. “Why with the millions and millions of more deserving people would a red-head kid with a hole in his pants and his shirt hanging out, playing stickball in the streets of New York, wind up in Cooperstown?” Scully asked. “Why me,…
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