Vin Scully: Los Angeles Dodgers honor legendary broadcaster

Scully, who was the voice of the Dodgers for more than six decades, died Tuesday at his home in Hidden Hills, Los Angeles County, at the age of 94.

The Dodgers held a pregame ceremony to recognize the Hall of Famers before the game against the San Diego Padres, with players and staff standing on the field as they watched a special video.

“Vin was a man of character, integrity, class — a true gentleman,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said at the ceremony. “He wasn’t just a Dodger. He loved the game of baseball that we all love and cherish.”

Roberts added: “Vin, we will miss you. We love you. We will think of you every day, every game we come here, every fan that shows up at Dodger Stadium.

“There’s a reason you’ll always be remembered. You will always be associated with these five words: It’s time for Dodger baseball.”

During his final show at the stadium in 2016, Scully hung a “I’ll Miss You” banner from his booth. On Friday, a new banner hung from the press box named in his honor, reading “Vin, we’ll miss you.”

Los Angeles Dodgers players and coaches stand on the field as Vin Scully is honored during a pregame ceremony.

Players continued to wear black patches on their jerseys that included a microphone and the word “Vin”. The team will wear it until the end of the season.

The Dodgers also said Scully’s World Series rings, among his most prized possessions, will be on display at the ballpark starting Aug. 19.

Despite the emotionally charged ceremony, the Dodgers routed the Padres 8-1.

A graduate of Fordham University, Scully began his career with the Dodgers in their original home of Brooklyn, New York, when he was assigned by Hall of Fame broadcaster Red Barber as the third man on the broadcast team.

At 25, he became the youngest person to broadcast a World Series game in 1953, and when Barber left to join the New York Yankees two years later, Scully became the voice of the Dodgers.

Among his many honors, Scully received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Ford C. Frick Award from the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In addition to covering the Dodgers, he was also heard on national television as a golf and football announcer, as well as baseball.

CNN’s Sean Federico-O’Murchu contributed reporting.

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