To honor the great Dodger broadcaster, who will conclude his remarkable 67-year, hall of fame broadcasting career at the end of the 2016 baseball season, the Los Angeles City Council Friday voted unanimously to name the road leading into Dodger Stadium Vin Scully Avenue.
“This is a few decades late,” said Councilman Paul Krekorian, of the latest honor bestowed on the man who has been the voice of the Dodgers for the team’s entire 55 years on Los Angeles. “My entire life has had Vin Scully as a backdrop,” said Councilman Pal Koretz. “Naming a street is great, but I’d be okay if we named the whole city after him.” Few Dodger fans would argue with this.
“I’m overwhelmed,” the always humble Scully said. He called the re-naming of the former Elysian Park Ave. a great honor.
This is hardly the highest recognition paid to the man many consider the nation’s best sportscaster. But it’s nice to see an honor going to someone who deserves it.