Legendary MLB broadcaster Vin Scully has died at the age of 94.

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The Dodgers have announced that longtime and legendary broadcaster Vin Scully died on Tuesday. His age was 94 years.

“He was the voice of the Dodgers, and so much more. He was their conscience, their poet laureate, capturing their beauty and everything from Jackie Robinson to Sandy Koufax, from Kirk Gibson to Clayton Kershaw. “The Dodgers — and in many ways, the heartbeat of all of Los Angeles,” the team said in a statement.

“Vin Scully was the heartbeat of the Dodgers — and in many ways, the heartbeat of all of Los Angeles.”

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 booth in the 1950 season, while still in Brooklyn. Scully came to Los Angeles with the Dodgers in 1958 and remained with the club until his retirement in 2016.

He also worked in national broadcasting for Major League Baseball, the NFL and the PGA Tour. He worked for CBS Sports from 1975-82 and NBC Sports from 1983-89.

Scully was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982 as the Ford C. Frick Award winner and received the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award from Bud Selig in 2014. She also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 2016.

“We have lost an icon,” Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten said in a statement. “Dodgers’ Vin Scully was one of the greatest voices in sports. He was a giant of a man, not just as a broadcaster, but as a philanthropist. He loved people, he loved life. He loved baseball and the Dodgers. And he loved his family. His voice will always be in our hearts. I know he was looking forward to joining the love of his life. , Sandy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this time. Difficult times. Winn will be truly missed.”