Vin Scully Remembered by Derek Jeter, Ron Howard and Other Stars

News of Tuesday's death of Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, 94, caused an immediate reaction in the baseball world, as well as from celebrity admirers who praised the voice of Dodgers baseball for 67 years.

Scully's career with the Dodgers began when the team was based in Brooklyn and continued when they moved to Los Angeles for the 1958 season. He retired in 2016 and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from then-President Barack Obama the same year.

Among the most memorable games he called were Sandy Koufax's perfect game in 1965 and Hank Aaron overtaking Babe Ruth for the career home run record in 1974. Scully wasn't just behind the mic for baseball games, though. He also worked NFL, tennis and golf events.

"RIP Vin Scully. You will be missed," Yankees great Derek Jetertweeted Wednesday.

Famous fans remember legendary broadcaster Vin Scully, who died Tuesday. In this file photo, voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers radio broadcasts, Vin Scully, poses in the outfield of Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California,1987.

Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench wrote, "I worked with #VinScully in a World Series game @LosDodgers and sat in awe! He was so great and melodic. I swore he had already seen the game and was doing a replay."

Sports journalist Lindsay Berra posted a remembrance of Scully that included a fond memory of what he said about her grandfather, the legendary Yogi Berra.

"When Grampa Yogi passed, Vin Scully said, 'As long as people talk about the game, whenever they mention Yogi Berra, they will smile because he was that kind of a human being.' Well, back at ya, Vince. You made baseball hearts smile for over 7 decades. Thank you," she wrote on Twitter.

"Vin Scully the greatest of all baseball broadcasters has passed away," Ken Singleton, a former baseball star and retired broadcaster, tweeted. "He had no peer as far as calling games on tv and radio. No telling how many people became fans of MLB because of his ability to paint a picture of what was happening on the field. RIP Mr. Scully."

"Thank you Vin Scully! not only did I get to hear you when I was a young boy because of my grandma loved listening to baseball on the radio but she got to hear you talk about her grandson playing the game we loved...I lost her this February at 96..Always with a clean suit on!!" former MLB star Mike Cameron tweeted.

Retired pitcher C.C. Sabathia offered, "RIP Vin Scully 🙏🏾 An incredible ambassador of this game. Thank you for everything."

Tributes to Scully also came from outside the baseball world. Doug Emhoff, husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, was among the well-known names to remember Scully.

"For those of us born in Brooklyn and raised in LA, the Dodgers are more than just a team. And a huge reason for that was Vin Scully. A legend in and out of the booth. Thank you for a lifetime of memories. Rest well," Emhoff tweeted.

Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard tweeted: "His broadcasts gave me my love of baseball and also an insight into the human experience through the human interest stories he told about the game and the players on the field. RIP Vin Scully."

"Vin Scully, voice of the @Dodgers, has died. He was a true sports storyteller & his #Dodgers career lasted 67 years, the longest tenure of any broadcaster w/a single team in pro sports history. Our deepest condolences to his family. Rest easy, @TheVinScully. You will be missed," tennis icon Billie Jean King wrote.


"Hot days at the beach with the smell of Sea and Ski and Vin Scully's voice coming from a transistor radio "and it's a line drive to center field..." that's my childhood. RIP Vin Scully," Laraine Newman, an actress known for being an original member of the Saturday Night Live cast, said on Twitter.

Flea, the bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, remembered Scully along with NBA legend Bill Russell and record executive Mo Ostin.

"Bill Russell, Vin Scully and Mo Ostin. Three guys that lived full lives and did amazing things, things that leave forever legacies," he wrote.

MLB organizations also posted tributes to Scully, including the Boston Red Sox and the New York Mets. The Dodgers' announcement of his passing contained a memorable message about the great broadcaster from team President and CEO Stan Kasten.

"We have lost an icon. The Dodgers' Vin Scully was one of the greatest voices in all of sports," Kasten said. "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 truly be missed."