Local assemblyman Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) introduced a resolution last week to rename a portion of the 110 Freeway, a stretch between Interstate 5 and United States Highway 101, the “Vin Scully Highway.” It marks the second time Gomez has introduced such a measure.
Former assemblyman Mike Gatto attempted to pass a measure that would rename a portion of Interstate 5 after the now-retired Los Angeles Dodgers announcer. Although previous measures to attach Scully’s name to local freeways has failed, a portion of Elysian Park Avenue was renamed in the Hall of Famer’s honor.
Los Angeles City councilman Gil Cedillo led a motion that changed Dodger Stadium’s address now reads 1000 Vin Scully Ave.
The Dodgers and other teams and players spent the 2016 season paying their respects to the iconic voice. It culminated with Vin Scully Weekend during the Dodgers’ final homestand.
Throughout the three-game set fans were treated to a star-studded ceremony, dedication letter from Scully, and multiple memorabilia items.
Then in November, Scully was among 21 dignitaries to receive a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barak Obama, which is the highest honor a United States civilian can be bestowed with. One month later Scully was named the 2016 Sports Illustrated Media Person of the Year.
This season the Dodgers plan to honor Scully on May 3 with a pregame ceremony where it’s expected he will be added to Dodger Stadium’s “Ring of Honor” that currently features retired jersey numbers.
The first 40,000 fans in attendance that evening will receive a n Vin Scully commemorative item, the details of which have not yet been revealed.