The Dodger Stadium Ring of Honor can be easily spotted down the left-field line at Chavez Ravine as it includes all of the retired numbers in Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers franchise history, as well as recognition for legendary broadcasters Vin Scully and Jaime Jarrín.
The original Ring of Honor inductees were Roy Campanella, Sandy Koufax and Jackie Robinson on June 4, 1972.
Scully became the first non-player or manager inducted into the Dodger Stadium Ring of Honor on May 3, 2017. He began his career as the play-by-play called of the Dodgers in 1950 when they played in Brooklyn, and spent 67 seasons with the organization before retiring at the conclusion of the 2016 season.
Scully received the Ford Frick Award from the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982 and was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award for sportscasting and induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1995. He was also awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom upon his retirement in 2016.
Scully has maintained his distance but was on hand upon being inducted into the Ring of Honor in 2017. “Just between you and me, and don’t tell management, I don’t deserve to be up there with them,” Scully said. “Anyway, I’m there, and I’m eternally grateful to the Dodgers.
“To be with Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider and Roy Campanella, there’s a sense of looking back on my graduating class,” Scully explained prior to the pregame ceremony.
“Those were the ones who started me on my career. It’s very emotional to look up and say, ‘I don’t belong up here,’ because I’ve always sat back and admired every single thing they did. Including Alston and Lasorda as managers.”
Jarrín was inducted into the Dodger Stadium Ring of Honor on Sept. 21, 2018, although unlike with Scully, the Dodgers did not wait until after Jarrín retired to honor him.
Jarrín has been the Spanish-language broadcaster for the Dodgers since they moved to L.A. in 1958, and his current contract runs through the 2020 season, which is his 63rd with the organization.
In 1998, Jarrín received the Ford C. Frick Award from the Baseball Hall of Fame, becoming the second Spanish-language broadcaster to do so.
The speakers during his pregame induction ceremony included Jarrín’s former broadcast partners Pepe Yñiguez and Fernando Valenzuela as well as Scully.
No. 1: Pee Wee Reese
Reese had his number retired on July 1, 1984. He was a 10-time National League All-Star in his 16 seasons with the team and received MVP votes in 13 of them. His 2,014 games at shortstop are the most in Dodgers history, and Reese additionally holds other franchise records in runs (1,338) and walks (1,210).
No. 2: Tommy Lasorda
Lasorda had his number retired on Aug. 15, 1997. In two decades as Dodgers manager, Lasorda compiled a 1,599-1,439 record, leading the franchise to eight NL West division titles, four NL pennants and two World Series championships (1981, 1988).
No. 4: Duke Snider
Snider had his number retired on July 6, 1980. He was selected to seven All-Star Games in 16 seasons with the Dodgers, placing in the top-10 in NL MVP voting on six occasions. He was a pivotal member of two World Series championship teams (1955, 1959) and owns many franchise records, including home runs and RBI.
No. 19: Jim Gilliam
Gilliam had his number retired on Oct. 10, 1978. He spent the entirety of his 14-year MLB career with the Dodgers, being named NL Rookie of the Year in 1953 and earning two All-Star selections. He was also part of four World Series championship teams (1955, 1959, 1963, 1965).
He also became a full-time coach with the Dodgers after retiring in 1966 and served in that capacity until his death on Oct. 8, 1978. The Dodgers retired Gilliam’s number two days later and he is the only player to be inducted into the Ring of Honor without previously being inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
No. 20: Don Sutton
Sutton had his number retired on Aug. 14, 1998. He spent 16 total seasons with the Dodgers from 1966-80 and 1988 and is the organization’s all-time leader in wins, games pitched, innings pitched, strikeouts (2,696) and shutouts (52).
No. 24: Walter Alston
Alston had his number retired on June 5, 1977. He managed the Dodgers for 23 consecutive seasons from 1954 to 1976 — four of which came in Brooklyn before the organization relocated to L.A. Under his lead, the Dodgers won seven NL pennants and four World Series championships.
No. 32: Sandy Koufax
Koufax had his number retired on June 4, 1972. He spent his entire 12-year career with the Dodgers, winning four World Series. Koufax was a six-time All-Star, three-time Cy Young Award winner, the 1963 NL MVP and World Series MVP in 1963 and 1965.
No. 39: Roy Campanella
Campanella had his number retired on June 4, 1972. He spent all 10 of his big league seasons with the Dodgers and was an eight-time All-Star and three-time NL MVP winner (1951, 1953, 1955). Perhaps his biggest claim to fame was that he was part of the Dodgers’ first World Series championship in 1955.
No. 42: Jackie Robinson
Robinson was the third and final Dodger to have his number retired on June 4, 1972. He is of course known for breaking baseball’s color barrier, but he also spent all 10 of his MLB seasons with the Dodgers. He was named NL Rookie of the Year in 1947, was a six-time All-Star and also won a World Series with Brooklyn in 1955.
No. 53: Don Drysdale
Drysdale had his number retired on July 1, 1984. He enjoyed a 14-year career with the Dodgers, being named an All-Star eight times and winning the 1962 NL Cy Young Award. He won three World Series championships in his time with the organization.