The Los Angeles Dodgers organization was blessed with the golden voice of Vin Scully for 67 years, and the legend ended his glorious broadcasting career in October 2016. The clubhouse rallied around a ‘Win For Vin’ mantra throughout their playoff run, but ultimately came up short in their goal of winning the World Series.
The Dodgers did not win it all for Scully last season, but they are on the course to redemption with the best record in the MLB at the All-Star break. The Dodgers organization enshrined Scully into the Ring of Honor at Dodger Stadium in May and the legendary broadcaster was honored with the Icon Award at the 2017 ESPYS:
According to Scully, Brian Cranston flew to Los Angeles from New York just to present the award — an act that Scully claimed even a relative would not do for him. The crowd filled with some of the best athletes in the world gave the former Dodgers announcer a resounding standing ovation and listened intently to his legendary voice as he accepted the Icon Award.
In his speech, Scully recalls a story about the day he fell in love with baseball as an eight-year-old boy on October 2, 1936 — Game 2 of the World Series between the New York Yankees and New York Giants. Coincidentally, the last game the Hall-of-Fame broadcaster called was exactly 80 years later — a perfect date to end his historic career.
The last game Scully called at Dodger Stadium is a game that will always be remembered. The Dodgers honored their beloved broadcaster in a tear-inducing ceremony prior to the game and they ended the night in style. Charlie Culberson hit a walk-off home run to defeat the San Francisco Giants to clinch the NL West for a fourth consecutive season.