Vin Scully, the famed Los Angeles Dodgers baseball broadcaster, has died

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If there's one name synonymous with the Dodgers, it's not a player, manager or any team official. It's Vin Scully.

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For more than a half-century, there wasn't a Dodgers game that didn't begin this way for fans at home or the stadium: "It's Time For Dodger Baseball!"

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Vin Scully began announcing games on the radio and then on television when the Dodgers still played in Brooklyn.

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He spent more time with one team than any other announcer in sports history, before he retired after the 2016 season.

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Vin Scully's death was announced by the Dodgers in a tweet. He was 94.

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It wasn't just longevity that made Scully great.

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It wasn't his baseball knowledge—which was prodigious. It was his distinctive voice...poetic and philosophical asides, and his talent for making a personal connection with listeners.

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It was there from the start. One memorable time in 1957, catcher Joe Pignatano was coming up for his first at-bat as a Brooklyn Dodger.

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You might know the Pignatanos. If you do, maybe his wife's taking care of the baby [and] and not listening to the game.

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Give her a call. Looks like Joe's gonna break into the Major Leagues tonight."