The legendary broadcaster took listeners to the ballpark wherever they listened to his voice during a Dodgers game. Scully called his last game in 2016, but he still found ways to make his presence felt after retirement.
His death marks an end of a chapter in Southern California and many figures from the baseball community and outside have reacted to his death.
Magic Johnson: “Dodger Nation, today we lost a Los Angeles and Major League Baseball legend, Vin Scully. Vin was the voice of the @Dodgers from Brooklyn to Los Angeles for over six decades.
“I’ll always remember his smooth broadcasting style. He had a voice & a way of storytelling that made you think he was only talking to you. His Hall of Fame career is to be admired. Vin was the nicest & sweetest man outside of the booth & was beloved by all of our Dodgers family.
“He was just as popular as any Dodger player. His legacy will live on throughout Major League Baseball & he will be remembered as the greatest announcer ever in MLB history. Cookie and I are praying for the entire Scully family and Dodgers fans all around the world.”
Billie Jean King: 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.
Yasiel Puig: You gave me my Wild Horse name. You gave me love. You hugged me like a father. I will never forget you, my heart is broken. My hand over your family’s hearts. Los Angeles, I am sorry I am not there with you today to cry together. @TheVinScully @Dodgers
This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.