Vin Scully will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at the L.A. Sports Awards on February 25 in Beverly Hills. It’s the first such award in the 11-year history of the event.
The Dodgers’ Hall of Fame broadcaster is entering his 67th season with the team, a record for any broadcaster. Here’s more from a press release about the event:
“I can’t think of a person more deserving of this recognition,” said Sports Council President David Simon. “Even more remarkable than his longevity is the consistently high quality and integrity his announcing has represented over the years.”
For generations of Southern California baseball fans, Scully’s dulcet voice, lyrically descriptive style, and signature introduction to Dodger games — “It’s time for Dodger baseball!” — have provided the soundtrack of summer.
During his legendary career he has been behind the microphone for many of the game’s most iconic moments, including 25 World Series, three perfect games, 19 no-hitters and Dodger Kirk Gibson’s famous walk-off home run in the 1988 World Series. In 1982, Scully was inducted into the broadcaster’s wing of Baseball’s Hall of Fame as winner of the Ford C. Frick Award.
The LA Sports Awards are presented annually by the Sports Council to celebrate the greatest moments of the year in sports in the Los Angeles/Orange County area. The ceremony will be televised by Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket (air dates TBA).