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Sandra Scully, wife of Hall of Fame announcer Vin Scully, dies at 76

Vin Scully, Sandra Scully
Posted at 6:40 PM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 18:40:59-05

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The wife of Hall of Fame announcer Vin Scully has died. The Los Angeles Dodgers say Sandra Scully died Sunday night at age 76.

She had been dealing with the neuromuscular disease ALS over the last several years and died at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Vin told The Associated Press last August that he found it “ironic” that his wife had the same condition as Lou Gehrig, which ALS is also known as.

Gehrig was forced to retire from the New York Yankees in 1939 because of the disease.

This is no cure.

Last September, Vin raised $2 million auctioning off years of his personal memorabilia. The Scully's then donated a portion of the money to UCLA for ALS research, the AP reported.

She and Vin Scully celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary in 2020.

Sandra Scully was a frequent companion to her husband in his final years as Dodgers announcer.

He retired in 2016.

The couple had one daughter, Catherine.

Sandra Scully was stepmother to her husband's three children from his first marriage. His first wife died of an accidental overdose in 1972, the AP reported.