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Vin Scully to Receive 'Lifetime Achievement Award'

 

January 21, 2016

Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame announcer Vin Scully will be honored as the first-ever recipient of the L.A. Sports Council's "Lifetime Achievement Award" during the 11th Annual LA Sports Awards, which will be held on Thursday, February 25 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Widely regarded as the greatest baseball announcer of all-time, Scully has been with the team since its days in Brooklyn. The upcoming season will be Vin's 67th and final season with the Dodgers, the longest time any broadcaster has been with a single team in professional sports history.

"I can't think of a person more deserving of this recognition," said Sports Council President David Simon. "Even more remarkable than his longevity is the consistently high quality and integrity his announcing has represented over the years."

For generations of Southern California baseball fans, Scully's dulcet voice, lyrically descriptive style, and signature introduction to Dodger games -- "It's time for Dodger baseball!" -- have provided the soundtrack of summer.

During his legendary career he has been behind the microphone for many of the game's most iconic moments, including 25 World Series, three perfect games, 19 no-hitters and Dodger Kirk Gibson's famous walk-off home run in the 1988 World Series.

 

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