Los Angeles Loses a Legend — Vin Scully (1927-2022)
Los Angeles has lost one of the most beloved and respected figures the city has ever known. Iconic sportscaster Vincent “Vin” Scully — who served as the voice of the Dodgers for 67 years — passed away Tuesday at the age of 94.
It’s difficult to put into words what Vin meant to the city. His soothing voice and gifted story-telling helped raise multiple generations. He called some of the most memorable moments in baseball history. He was also a class act; an uncontroversial figure, universally loved and admired by people of all races, ethnicities, creeds, incomes, and political parties. He represented the very best of Los Angeles.
Public officials from across Southern California are reacting to Vin’s passing and recalling his incredible legacy. We’ve got a collection of quotes below.
“It is impossible to think about the Dodgers without reflecting on Vin’s incomparable way with words and the boundless wisdom he shared with generations of fans around the world. Our hearts are broken by his passing, but he will forever be remembered as an indispensable teller of L.A.’s story – and the author of some of our most indelible memories.” — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
“Over his remarkable career, Vin consistently demonstrated the remarkable ability to improvise poetry, a true artist whose love for the game rang through every Dodgers broadcast. He was quite simply the greatest of all time, and will be sorely missed not just by his family and friends but by millions of baseball fans.” — Governor Gavin Newsom
“Los Angeles has lost its voice. For 67 years Vin Scully was the voice of the Dodgers. He was the connection between Brooklyn and Los Angeles. We have lost a legend. But it will always be time for Dodgers baseball.” — Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn
“Tonight we mourn as a city the great loss of Vin Scully — a Dodger legend whose voice touched nearly every Angeleno in every corner of Los Angeles. My thoughts are with his family, his friends and our team.” — Rep. Karen Bass, Candidate for LA Mayor
“Vin Scully brought to life Dodgers baseball for generations of Angelenos, and in the process touched countless lives through his kindness, generosity and dedication to our community. He represented the best in baseball, and the best of our great city.” — Rick Caruso, Candidate for LA Mayor
“The City of Angels has gained another in the great Vin Scully. He was the greatest broadcaster in sports history - and the heart, soul, and voice of our Dodgers for 67 years. We are so grateful to have had Vin for as long as we did. My thoughts are with Vin's family and friends - and his many, many fans. Rest In Peace, Vin Scully - wherever you may be.” — LA Councilman Mitch O’Farrell
Los Angeles City Hall will be lit up Wednesday in Vin’s honor.