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Vin Scully Avenue

Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully smiles as he makes his way to the stage during the Dodgers’ fourth annual FanFest in January. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)


Most Dodger fans might be able to watch Vin Scully’s final season on their home televisions this year after all.

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Why “Vin Scully Avenue” might not be official in time for the Dodgers’ home opener.

Vin Scully Way

A general view of a street sign honoring Vin Scully and Duke Snider at the former Holman Stadium in Vero Beach, Florida in 1998. (L.A. Daily News file photo)

It’s been a while since I reported on the renaming of Elysian Park Avenue after Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully. Here’s a quick update.
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Peter O’Malley will present Vin Scully with Lifetime Achievement Award at LA Sports Awards.

First, Vin Scully got a street name.

Now, the Hall of Fame broadcaster will receive  the L.A. Sports Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the 11th Annual L.A. Sports Awards on Feb. 25. Former Dodgers president Peter O’Malley will present the award to Scully.

The two will engage in a 10-minute on-stage conversation during the show, which will be broadcast by Fox Sports West at a later date.

“I am always happy to spend time with my longtime friend Vin Scully,” O’Malley said in a statement released by the L.A. Sports Council. “Especially on an evening when he is receiving the well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award from the Los Angeles Sports Council and I know everyone will enjoy as he reminisces about his remarkable career.”

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Why Vin Scully relented to having his name on a local street.

Vin Scully Avenue

Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully smiles as he makes his way to the stage during the Dodgers’ fourth annual FanFest on Saturday. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)

Vin Scully explained why he finally ceded to the Los Angeles City Council’s motion to re-name a portion of Elysian Park Avenue in his honor this week.

“I thought, you know, I’ve loved it here so much,” Scully said Saturday at the Dodgers’ annual FanFest. “You can’t leave very much behind. I thought, to the people who come here often, it would be like a hello as well as a goodbye.”

Scully, 88, said he would like to call the Dodgers’ season-ending road trip to San Francisco, Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, but the rest of his road schedule is somewhat “up in the air.”

“I’d like to touch a couple bases, not beyond California though,” he said. “I would like to go to San Diego. I would like to go to Anaheim. A couple in San Francisco. That’ll be enough, I think.”

The Hall of Fame broadcaster is entering his 67th and final year with the Dodgers this season.

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‘Vin Scully Avenue’ becomes official; name change could happen in 30 days.

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A general view of a street sign honoring Vin Scully and Duke Snider at the former Holman Stadium in Vero Beach, Florida in 1998. (L.A. Daily News file photo)

The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a proposal Friday to rename Elysian Park Avenue from Sunset Blvd. to Stadium Way “Vin Scully Avenue.”

Councilman Gilbert Cedillo, who introduced the motion Tuesday, said that the name change could become official in 30 days, per city law.

“We have a community outreach requirement,” Cedillo said. “We’ll start today to see if the neighbors have input.”

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