Dodgers Holding Pregame Ceremony To Honor Vin Scully At Dodger Stadium

The Los Angeles Dodgers will honor Vin Scully during a pregame ceremony at Dodger Stadium on Friday. Fans are encouraged to arrive early and be in their seats by 6:30 p.m. PT. Additional details of the ceremony were not announced.

The Dodgers did reveal fans will have an opportunity to pay their respects at various locations throughout Dodger Stadium. Behind the Vin Scully Press Box, the “I’ll Miss You” banner from Scully’s last home game will be on display.

A new tribute will be added to the display case in the center field plaza, and miniature versions of his Ring of Honor microphone logo will be placed on any existing Scully displays at Dodger Stadium.

Additionally, Scully’s World Series rings will be featured, starting August 19.

Scully has been celebrated throughout the sports world since passing away Tuesday night at the age of 94. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, Clayton Kershaw and Justin Turner were among those to speak highly of their relationships with the Hall of Fame broadcaster, and Jaime Jarrín, Alanna Rizzo, LeBron James and several others posted heartfelt messages on social media.

Scully began his broadcasting career with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 18, 1950. His 67 years in the booth made him the longest-tenured broadcaster with a single team in professional sports history. The New York Yankees attempted to lure him away in the 1960s, to no avail.

Scully’s final game was Oct. 2, 2016, when the Dodgers faced the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park. It was a fitting sendoff for the iconic broadcaster, who grew up a fan of the New York Giants.

While Scully is synonymous with the Dodgers, he additionally called World Series games, was an NFL broadcaster and worked other marquee sporting events.

He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982, the same year as receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Among other accolades, Scully was named National Sportscaster of the Year four times and earned an Emmy Award for lifetime achievement.

In April 2016, a portion of Elysian Park Avenue was renamed to Vin Scully Ave. Doing so changed the Dodger Stadium address to 1000 Vin Scully Ave. Later that year, Scully was inducted into the Dodger Stadium Ring of Honor and he received a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Dodgers wearing Vin Scully patch

Beginning with Wednesday’s game against the Giants, the Dodgers started wearing a Scully patch on their jersey and will do so through the remainder of the 2022 season.

They previously honored Jim Gilliam (1978), Tim Crews (1993), Don Drysdale (1993), Roy Campanella (1993), Pee Wee Reese (1999), Duke Snider (2011), Don Newcombe (2019), Tommy Lasorda (2021) and Don Sutton (2021) with a commemorative patch.

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