Dodgers News: L.A. City Council Passes Motion To Name Street After Vin Scully
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles City Council passed a motion on Friday to rename Elysian Park Avenue to Vin Scully Avenue with unanimous approval (12 votes). Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and several players were on hand for the meeting as part of the club’s week-long community tour.

The motion was filed by LA City Councilmember Gilbert Cedillo earlier this week. The street renaming applies to the portion of Elysian Park Avenue that runs from Sunset Boulevard to Dodger Stadium Way.

“I am overwhelmed. I was raised in the streets of New York and to have a street named after me in Los Angeles is almost too much to comprehend,” Scully said in a statement released by the team.

“I am eternally grateful to the Los Angeles City Council and especially Councilman Gil Cedillo. A path to Dodger Stadium is a path way to my heart.

For 55 years it has been an honor to walk that road to one of the greatest entertainment centers in the world, a place that has brought so much joy to all of us. I thank God for this great honor.”

Scully joins Chick Hearn, the former voice of the Los Angeles Lakers, as broadcasters with streets in Los Angeles named in their honor. In 2002, the portion of West 11th Street between Figueroa Street and Georgia Street (now L.A. Live Way) was renamed Chick Hearn Court.

Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti proposed a similar honor in 2013, to which Scully politely declined and deemed unnecessary.

The Hall of Fame announcer is entering his 67th and final season as voice of the Dodgers. Scully was recently named the recipient for two best play-by-play awards — in radio and television — at the 25th annual Southern California Sports Broadcasters Awards.

Scully will also receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Los Angeles Sports Council on Feb. 25. Dodger Stadium’s new address is now 1000 Vin Sculy Ave, Los Angeles, Calif., 90012.