On Friday June 3, 2016 the sports world lost a true legend. The three-time heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali died at the age of 74. The news of Ali’s passing broke during the Los Angeles Dodgers game vs. the Atlanta Braves.
Dodgers announcer Vin Scully took a few moments to reflect on the late great fighter. For those who didn’t know at the time, Scully broke the news during the broadcast reciting one of Ali’s famous quotes.
Vin Scully on 'The Greatest of All Time', Muhammad Ali.https://t.co/A8eH3SEM47
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 4, 2016
Dodgers broadcaster Charlie Steiner had his own tribute to Ali.
Following the Dodgers 4-2 win, some players took to social media to mourn the loss of Ali.
— Adrián González (@Adrian_ElTitan) June 4, 2016
Rip to the Champ! #GOAT
— Alex Wood (@Awood45) June 4, 2016
Rest in Peace Champ! pic.twitter.com/0aFm7GiZxJ
— Enrique Hernández (@kikehndez) June 4, 2016
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The MLB, as well as members of the media, also paid their respects to Ali.
Rest easy, Champ. https://t.co/p5aeQUhyC6
— MLB (@MLB) June 4, 2016
— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) June 4, 2016
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) June 4, 2016
— Elisa Hernandez (@EHernandezTV) June 4, 2016
Muhammad Ali is the only person whose star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is not on the floor but hangs on a wall. pic.twitter.com/BT7ZDCFPC3
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) June 4, 2016
“I’ve lived the Life of 100 Men”
– Muhammad Ali