Dodgers broadcast Vin Scully touched generations of MLB fans. Upon his passing, Twitter was awash with remembrances for the baseball legend.
Vin Scully spent 67 years calling Dodgers games. So Twitter had 67 years’ worth of love to express when the legendary broadcaster passed away on Tuesday at the age of 94.
Scully was so much more than a team play-by-play announcer. He was a storyteller above all else and he was a master at his craft.
Social media was full of favorite clips, fond memories and tributes to a man whose voice can never be replicated or replaced.
Vin Scully remembered, mourned by MLB world as unmatched legend
The tweets could go on and on and on. Each one helped to paint the picture of Scully’s impact on the baseball world, just as he could tell the full story of a baseball game with his words and his timely silence.
Scully began broadcasting for the Dodgers when they were still in Brooklyn in 1950. In 1958 he followed the team to Los Angeles and remained the team’s voice until his retirement in 2016.
He wasn’t just renown for broadcasting for the Dodgers. He also called games across sports for CBS, including the World Series from 1979 to 1982, golf, tennis and NFL telecasts from 1974 to 1982. He called The Catch when 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark caught Joe Montana’s pass in the back of the endzone to win the NFC Championship Game over the Cowboys.
Scully worked for NBC from 1983 to 1989, broadcasting World Series, NL Championship Series and All-Star Games. He was the voice behind Bill Buckner’s infamous 1986 World Series error and Kirk Gibson’s epic home run in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series.
When it comes to broadcasters, Scully is incomparable.