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Listen: Bill Handel's 2015 Interview With Vin Scully

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Last night we got the news that we lost a beloved icon.

Vin Scully, the voice of the Dodgers, and frankly the voice of Los Angeles, died at his home at the age of 94.

Dodgers President and CEO Stan Katen said:

``We have lost an icon. Vin Scully was one of the greatest voices in all of sports. He was a giant of a man, not only as a broadcaster, but as a humanitarian. He loved people. He loved life. He loved baseball and the Dodgers. And he loved his family.
His voice will always be heard and etched in all of our minds forever. I know he was looking forward to joining the love of his life, Sandi.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this very difficult time. Vin will be truly missed.'' 

Scully broadcast Dodger games from 1950 -- when the team was based in Brooklyn -- through his retirement in 2016 at age 88. His 67-year tenure as a Dodger broadcaster is the longest for a broadcaster with a team.

Scully was born in the New York City borough of the Bronx on Nov. 29, 1927, and grew up in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan. When he was 8 years old, he was assigned to write a composition on what he wanted to be when he grew up.

``Where the boys in grammar school wanted to be policemen and firemen and the girls wanted to be ballet dancers and nurses, here's this kid saying, `I want to be a sports announcer,''' Scully once said. ``I mean it was really out of the blue.''

In 2015, as Vin Scully signed on for his 66th year as the Dodgers, he joined Bill Handel to talk about his life and career, listen to that interview below.


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