When looking over the storied history of the Dodgers franchise, both time spent in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, it’s impossible to do so without taking into account the role Vin Scully has played.
The unquestioned voice of the Dodgers has been on the call for World Series wins, perfect games, no-hitters, and much more. Scully announced in late August he would return in 2016 for a 67th and final season as broadcaster.
Scully added to his list of career accomplishments on Sunday by getting inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame.
The organization also honored Scully by presenting him with the George H.W. Bush Award, via the Dodgers:
Vin Scully poses with his George H.W. Bush Award presented by the National College Baseball Hall of Fame. pic.twitter.com/KYozou8iDo
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) November 9, 2015
Scully was previously inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982 as the Ford C. Frick Award recipient. He began his tenure with the Dodgers in 1950, joining Red Barber as a member of the club’s Brooklyn radio team.
Among the laundry list of career achievements, Scully became the youngest broadcaster to cover the World Series when he did so at the age of 25 in 1953. He underwent a medical procedure in October and was unable to call Dodgers postseason games, but said recently he’s in good health and spoke of the 2016 season with great enthusiasm.