The Dodgers paid tribute to legendary broadcaster Vin Scully, who known as Los Angeles’ video games for practically six a long time, earlier than Friday’s contest in opposition to the Padres. Scully died at age 94 on Wednesday.
Dodgers followers shared a second of silence to start out the tribute to Scully, then a touching video obituary performed on the display. Here is a glance:
Los Angeles performed one other video montage honoring Scully, this one that includes the tune “Over the Rainbow,” then Dodgers announcers Joe Davis and Orel Hershiser unveiled a banner studying “Vin- We’ll miss you!” beneath the broadcasting sales space he inhabited for over half a century.
To shut the ceremony, Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts took the mic and delivered a heartfelt message to Scully.
“This second proper now he actually deserved,” Roberts mentioned along with his group gathered round in entrance of the pitcher’s mound. “Vin was a person of character, integrity, class. A real gentleman. And he wasn’t only a Dodger. He beloved the sport of baseball that all of us love and care about.”
Roberts then bought the Dodger Stadium crowd of about 50,000 to yell “It is time for Dodger baseball,” the 5 phrases he says will all the time be linked to Scully.
Scully, the Dodgers’ play-by-play broadcaster from 1950-2016, loved an unforgettable profession in Los Angeles and past. His many honors embody a spot within the Baseball Corridor of Fame, the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award, a star on the Hollywood Stroll of Fame and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
For a full Scully obituary, click here.