Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, who died Tuesday at the age of 94.regarded as the greatest figure in franchise history, although he never played for the team.
Scully called Dodger games 67 seasons and helped the team build relationships with the city when he moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles before the 1958 season.
“It was Vinnie who introduced the Dodger organization to Southern California, to Los Angeles,” said former owner Peter O’Malley. “It wasn’t a first baseman, or a manager, or a team. There was no one who could do it better. When you pause to appreciate the impact he had then, and also today, it’s incredible.”
We’ve hired four artists to celebrate Scully’s career as the legendary voice of the Dodgers. Here are their portraits.
“Working with baseball cards as an illustrator really opened up the world of baseball for me. I was very happy that the LA Times commissioned me to do the illustration for Vin Scully. his likeness and his legacy through my work.”
From Chang’s biography: Hailing from Queens, New York, Sophia Chang has made a name for herself in the worlds of art, design and streetwear in less than ten years. She has collaborated with Samsung, Nike, Refinery29, Adidas, Apple, Footlocker, HBO and NBA, just to name a few.
“For this particular piece, I just wanted to create something special and eye-catching for the legendary figure and shed light on the incredible work of his lifetime.”
From Ross’ biography: Sports design specialist from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He currently creates graphics for the NBA and MLB, as well as Bleacher Report, Chicago Bulls and more.
“I am very proud to have created two illustrations for the LA Times dedicated to the man and legend Vin Scully. I hope he approves.”
From Carter’s biography: A professional illustrator for almost two decades, Carter’s style combines a strong foundation in portraiture with a unique sense of visual and conceptual problem solving. He creates vibrant, vibrant and textured illustrations and portraits ranging from the realistic to the surreal. He lives and works as a freelance professional illustrator in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
“I wanted my work to honor Ween’s legacy as the quintessential voice of baseball, capturing the excitement he brought to many of the game’s signature moments.”
From Sweitzer’s biography: Nate Sweitzer is an illustrator from Chicago who studied at the College of Creative Studies in Detroit. In his works, the emphasis is on figurative drawing, texture markings and conceptual solutions. Among his clients is the recently published book They Changed the Game about creativity in sports.
Get a copy of these portraits in the Saturday print edition of the Los Angeles Times, available from newsstands and online at store.latimes.com.
This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.