Sportscaster Vincent Edward Scully was from America. He was born in The Bronx, New York, on November 29, 1927, and died there on August 2, 2022.
He was best known for his 67 seasons, starting in 1950 (during the time when the team was situated in Brooklyn) and lasting through 2016, as the play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball.
In terms of the number of years spent working for the Dodgers organization in whatever capacity, his time as a game announcer was the longest of any broadcaster with a single club in the history of professional sports,
Trailing only Tommy Lasorda (by two years). His tenure was the longest of any sports announcer with a single team in history.
Meet Vincent Aloysius Scully and Bridget Scully
In November of 1927, Vincent Edward Scully was born in the Bronx to parents Vincent Aloysius Scully and Bridget Scully, both of whom had immigrated to the United States.
His mother, Bridget “Bridie” Freehill Scully, was an “Irish, red-headed, and energetic” housewife, while his father, Vincent Aloysius Scully, was a salesperson in the silk industry.
Vin Scully spent most of his time in Washington Heights, which is located in northern Manhattan. He did this since his parents lived there.
Vin’s father passed away from illness, and his mother went on to have another daughter by the name of Margaret when she remarried.