The Dodgers family lost Sandra Scully on Sunday.
The new year hasn’t been kind to everyone, and we’re sad to say Vin Scully and the Los Angeles Dodgers family suffered a monumental loss over the weekend. On Monday, the team announced Sandra Scully, the wife of the Dodgers’ legendary broadcaster, passed away due to complications from ALS at the age of 76.
This bit of news was a blind-siding gut punch, as Dodgers fans have been closely monitoring World Series champion manager Tommy Lasorda’s status as he continues to battle heart issues in the hospital.
Vin and Sandra were married for more than 45 years. She often spent time with her husband in the Dodgers’ booth towards the end of his career. He retired in 2016 after 67 seasons with the franchise. Dodgers Nation is heartbroken.
“We are saddened to learn of the passing of Sandi Scully, the loving wife of Vin and a dear member of the Dodger family,” Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten said in a statement on Monday.
“Sandi was Vin’s biggest fan and was always there in loving support of him at Dodger Stadium until she began her battle with ALS. She was truly Vin’s and the Scully family’s rock, and she will be dearly missed.”
She had been battling ALS for several years, which most fans learned this summer when Scully revealed that bit of information to reporters when talking about selling his memorabilia collection. A portion of the proceeds from the sales were donated to UCLA for neuromuscular research, which is where Sandra received treatment up until her death.
It’s obviously a horrific loss for Mr. Scully, who we can bet decided to leave his iconic career in the rearview to spend more time with Sandra and his family. The man himself was also hospitalized early in 2020 after falling in his home, but ended up being OK.
The Scully family has asked for privacy during this difficult time. As for Dodgers Nation, they’ll be standing firmly behind them for the rest of 2021.