MLB Commissioner, Bud Selig, presented Hall of Fame Broadcaster Vin Scully with the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award at Dodger Stadium, before Friday night’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
“Vin Scully is a treasure of the National Pastime. From Brooklyn to Los Angeles, from Jackie Robinson through Henry Aaron and from Sandy Koufax through Clayton Kershaw, Vin has depicted the history of the Dodgers and the timeless beauty of our game with class and grace. Major League Baseball is honored to commend Vin Scully’s 65 years of excellence,” Commissioner Selig said.
Scully became the 14th recipient of the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award and only the second non-player to be recognized, joining Rachel Robinson. She was honored in 2007 for advancing the legacy of her husband, Jackie Robinson. The award was created in 1998 to recognize accomplishments and contributions of historical significance.
65 years of consecutive service with the Dodgers is the longest of any sports broadcaster with one team. Earlier this season, Scully announced that he would be returning to the broadcast booth for his 66th season.