The heartbeat of the Dodgers and Los Angeles, was Vin Scully. The team announced his death on Twitter.

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Until Clayton Kershaw put their fame on record," the team said in a statement. statement. In 2016, Scully retired for the first time in 67 years,

Ending a career that dates back to when the Dodgers were playing in Brooklyn before moving to Los Angeles in the late 1950s.

His play-by-play has reached the Dodgers for generations of his fans and has been in the minds and history books of the pros as the broadcaster with the longest tenure.

He started the broadcast with a familiar greeting: "Hello, good evening, very pleasant wherever you are."

Scully was known for weaving stories that were at least as interesting, and sometimes even more interesting, than the action on the field.

The team did not provide any information regarding his death. Scully was admired by everyone from the National Baseball Hall of Fame to the White House.

He received the 1982 Hall of Fame Ford C. Frick Award and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016.

President Barack Obama said at the time that Scully's voice was the signature sound of baseball, like the crowd singing in the seventh inning.

"Vin Scully was not only the voice of the Dodgers, but for his incredible 70 years, he was the soundtrack to his game in our National," said Baseball in his digest at the time.

Vincent Edward Scully was born on November 29, 1927 in the Bronx . A two-year outfielder for the Fordham University baseball team,

Vince Scully began his career playing  football, baseball and basketball for the university's radio station. At age 22, he was hired by his CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C.

After his retirement, Scully was rarely seen by Dodger at his stadium, and his sweet voice was occasionally heard in the narration of videos played during games.

His second wife, Sandra, died last year from complications of ALS when she was 76. Married for 47 years, the couple had one daughter, Catherine.

Scully's other children are Erin, Kelly, Kevin, and Todd . In 1994, their only son, Michael, died in a helicopter crash.