Vincent E. “Vin” Scully, FCRH ’49
For 67 years, broadcasting legend Vin Scully served as the beloved voice of the Dodgers, becoming renowned for his poetic yet plainspoken baseball narration as well as the wisdom and generosity that characterized all of his life’s pursuits.
A 1944 graduate of Fordham Preparatory School, Scully first learned the broadcasting trade at WFUV, the Fordham public media service founded during his years at Rose Hill, and joined the Dodgers as an announcer in 1950 before the team moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles. Over the decades, he made some of the most memorable calls in baseball history, using an evocative storytelling style to describe human dramas that often resonated beyond the ballpark. Outside the broadcaster’s booth, he wore his celebrity lightly and used it for others’ benefit. He and his late wife of 47 years, Sandra Scully, contributed to humanitarian efforts abroad and gave to many hospitals and charities closer to home. Scully loved Fordham Prep and the University and generously gave back to both institutions. Known as the ‘Patron Saint’ of WFUV Sports, he made constant efforts to instruct and inspire its student broadcasters.
Vin Scully’s numerous honors include an honorary doctorate from Fordham and induction into the broadcasters’ wing of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He passed away on August 2, 2022, at the age of 94.