Vin Scully: Los Angeles Dodgers pay tribute to legendary broadcaster

Scully, who was the voice of the Dodgers for greater than six a long time, died at his dwelling Tuesday in Hidden Hills, Los Angeles County, at 94.

The Dodgers held a pre-game ceremony to commemorate the Corridor of Famer forward of their recreation towards the San Diego Padres, with gamers and employees standing on the sphere as they watched a particular video.

“Vin was a man of character, integrity, class — a true gentleman,” Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts mentioned in the course of the ceremony. “He wasn’t just a Dodger. He loved the game of baseball that we all love and care about.”

Roberts added: “Vin, you will be missed. We love you. We will think about you every day, every game we come here, every fan that shows up to Dodger Stadium.

“There is a cause you’ll at all times be remembered. You’ll at all times be linked to those 5 phrases: It is time for Dodger baseball.”

During his last broadcast at the stadium in 2016, Scully hung a banner reading “I am going to Miss You” from his booth. On Friday, a new banner hung from the press box named in his honor read “Vin, We’ll Miss You.”

Gamers continued to put on black patches on their jerseys which featured a microphone and the phrase “Vin.” The staff will put on it for the rest of the season.

The Dodgers additionally mentioned that Scully’s World Sequence rings, amongst his most prized possessions, might be featured contained in the stadium starting August 19.

Regardless of the emotionally charged ceremony, the Dodgers went on to rout the Padres 8-1.

A graduate of Fordham College, Scully started his profession with the Dodgers of their authentic dwelling in Brooklyn, New York, when he was recruited by Corridor of Fame broadcaster Purple Barber to be the third man on the published crew.

By 25, he grew to become the youngest individual to broadcast a World Sequence recreation in 1953 and, when two years later Barber left to affix the New York Yankees, Scully grew to become the voice for the Dodgers.

Amongst his many honors, Scully acquired The Presidential Medal of Freedom, The Ford C. Frick Award from the Nationwide Baseball Corridor of Fame and a star on The Hollywood Stroll of Fame.

Along with overlaying the Dodgers, he additionally was heard on nationwide TV as an announcer for golf and soccer in addition to baseball.

CNN’s Seán Federico-O’Murchú contributed reporting.