Vin Scully, longtime broadcaster for the Dodgers, passed away on August, 2 2022 at the age of 94.
Scully began his broadcasting career in 1949 after attending Fordham University, where he studied journalism and was a student broadcaster. He joined the Dodgers radio and television booths in the 1950 season and came with the Dodgers to Los Angeles in 1958, staying with the club until his retirement in 2016.
In a fan poll conducted by the Dodgers in 1976, Scully was voted the most memorable personality from the team’s first two decades in Los Angeles. In 1982, he was elected to the broadcasters’ wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame; and in 1995, he received an Emmy Award for lifetime achievement in sports broadcasting.
Pull Up a Chair: The Vin Scully Story (Potomac Books, 2010) was the first biography of this legendary broadcaster who invited listeners to “pull up a chair” and wished them “a very pleasant good afternoon” while watching America’s favorite pastime.
Vin Scully wrote the introduction to The Jim Murray Reader (Bison Books, 2011), which gathers some of Murray’s best columns from the height of his career and showcases the wit and style that won him a Pulitzer Prize in 1990.