Fordham University to dedicate press field in Vin Scully’s title

The press field on the Fordham University baseball area will probably be devoted this spring because the Vin Scully Memorial Press Field after the Bronx, N.Y.-based college accepted a posthumous $1-million donation from the property of the Dodgers broadcasting legend, who died in August at age 94.

Scully was a 1949 graduate of Fordham who performed outfield for the college earlier than starting his 67-year profession within the Dodgers’ sales space. His property additionally gave $1 million to Fordham Prep, his highschool alma mater.

“Vin Scully was more than just a voice; he was an institution and a true master of his craft,” Fordham athletic director Ed Kull mentioned in a school-issued launch. “The impact he made on not only baseball, but the entire sports media industry, is humbling. His story, with his Fordham and Bronx roots, continues to inspire our Rams and the entire Fordham family.”

The college can even set up the Vin Scully Ring of Honor, a everlasting set up within the Rose Hill Gymnasium that may acknowledge Fordham alumni who’ve excelled within the fields of sports activities broadcasting and journalism. Scully, a Baseball Corridor of Famer who retired after the 2016 season, would be the first inductee.

As well as, Fordham will create the Vin Scully Memorabilia Museum, which can show objects from his life and profession.