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Dodger Stadium says goodbye to Vin Scully with ceremony, banner

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Three days after Vin Scully’s death was announced, Dodger Stadium finally got a chance to say goodbye to the baseball broadcasting titan who spent so many decades in his broadcast booth.

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Ahead of Friday’s showdown with the San Diego Padres, the Dodgers held a ceremony commemorating Scully’s life and career, beginning with a moment of silence and then broadcasting a video obituary recounting some of the broadcast’s best moments.

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After editing Israel Kamakawiwoole’s Somewhere Over The Rainbow, current residents of the Dodger Stadium broadcast booth, Joe Davis and Orel Hersheezer, opened a banner reading “Vin, we’ll miss you!”

The ceremony ended as best it could, with Dodgers manager Dave Roberts leading the stadium with a massive “It’s time for Dodger baseball” appeal.

There have been many, many tributes to Scully in teams, cities and even sports, but the most impressive has always been at Chavez Gorge.

Scully’s career predates Dodger Stadium when he came to Los Angeles with a team that was moving to Brooklyn along with partner Jerry Doggett. He eventually began calling games on his own, becoming a Los Angeles institution, as well as calling other sports.

After 67 years in television, Scully retired in 2016. He ended his career in an unforgettable fashion when Charlie Culberson hit a home run to win the NL West title, hours after the entire Dodgers roster put on their helmets. broadcasting booth.

By the time he died, both the press box at Dodger Stadium and the road leading to the stadium from Sunset Boulevard bore Scully’s name. You can only wonder if the statue will be next.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 05: Banner honoring Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully is unveiled during a pre-game pre-game ceremony between
Dodger Stadium finally said goodbye to Vin Scully on Friday. (Photo by Harry Howe/Getty Images)



Source: sports.yahoo.com

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