Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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Dodgers broadcasting legend and voice of “The Catch,” Vin Scully, dies at 94

Aug 2, 2022 at 11:32 PM--


The sports world lost an icon on Tuesday. Legendary sports broadcaster Vin Scully died at the age of 94.

Scully, best known as the long-time voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers, also called other sports during his illustrious career. That includes one game remembered by Bay Area fans as the greatest moment in San Francisco 49ers history. Scully and Hank Stram called the 1981 NFC Championship Game for CBS, a matchup between the 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys.

Scully is the voice heard in replays of "The Catch," the throw from quarterback Joe Montana to wide receiver Dwight Clark, launching a dynasty.


Tonight, the 49ers honored Scully's memory with the following tweet and shared video.


Scully broadcasted his first Dodgers game in 1950 at the age of 22, becoming a fan-favorite who was revered by his peers. His knowledge of the Dodgers was matched by his knowledge of opposing teams, making Scully a pleasure to listen to no matter who you were rooting for.

Scully called his last game in 2016—the Dodgers' October 2 finale at AT&T Park against the San Francisco Giants. The Dodgers placed Scully in their Ring of Honor the following year.

Personal Note


I grew up listening to Scully and can't imagine ever hearing a broadcaster like him again. His voice became so familiar that, over the years, it was like listening to a relative speak, like a wise uncle. There may never be anyone like him again. It is unlikely that listening to any other broadcaster will provide the same calm comfort as Scully did for so many generations of fans.



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