Sports Journalist Vin Scully's early life and family
Scully was born in The Bronx, New York on 29th November 1927 in the small and immediate family of a father who worked as a silk salesman and his homemaker mother. He grew up in the Washington heights of Manhattan. His father's name was Vincent Aloysius who died when Scully was only four due to pneumonia. When his biological father died, his mother married an English merchant sailor named Allan Reeve whom he considered "his dad".
He attended Fordham Preparatory School in The Bronx. He also got his first job in a Pennsylvania hotel in New York City delivering mail and beer, pushing garment racks, and polishing silver in the basement. He was of Irish descent.
He got married to his first wife Joan Crawford in 1957 when he was 30 years old. They were happily married with a son named Michael but his wife died in 1972 from an accidental medical overdose. They were married for only 15 years when she died.
Later in 1973, he got married to Sandra Hunt who had two children of her own, and soon after they had children of them together as well. In January 1994, Scully's eldest son Michael died in a helicopter crash while he was inspecting oil pipelines for leaks near Fort Tejon, California.
For years, he was unconsolable but due to his faith in Roman Catholic; he eventually devoted himself in the religious faith of god which helped him in the long run, he mentioned that once in an interview. Scully narrated an audio recording of Rosary for Catholic Athletes of Christ in which he recites the Rosary mysteries by leading a group of responders in 2016.
With his two marriages, Scully had four children, two step-children, sixteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Scully and his second wife Sandra were married for forty-eight years when she died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis on 3rd January 2021. He lived peacefully with his wife in Thousand Oaks, California.
He was a second cousin of the former Lord Mayor of Dublin, Mary Freehill. He attended St. Jude the apostle church in Westlake Village, California.
An unauthorized biography of Scully named Pull up a chair: The Vin Scully story was published in 2009 and was written by Curt Smith.
He did not watch any baseball games which were not announced by him for years but in 2004 and 2010, Scully and then-owner of Dodger Frank McCourt attended the games as spectators at Fenway Park.
Due to the kneeling of some league players during the national anthem prior to the games in November 2017, Scully stated that he would never watch another "NFL game" again in his lifetime.
Scully died in his home at Hidden Hills, California at the age of 94 on 2nd August 2022.