Los Angeles city council renames street after Vin Scully

Thursday January 28th, 2016

Los Angeles council member Gil Cedillo introduced a motion that would rename a short stretch of Elysian Park Avenue near Dodger Stadium in honor of longtime Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully.

The proposal was approved unanimously on Friday, and the street will be re-named Vin Scully Avenue after a 30-day wait period.

“[Scully] is known for his dulcet voice, lyrically descriptive style, and signature introduction to Dodger games: ‘It's time for Dodger baseball! Hi, everybody, and a very pleasant good (day/evening) to you, wherever you may be,’” the motion reads.

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Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti previously wanted to rename a street near Dodger Stadium for Scully in 2013, but Scully turned down the offer.

Last August, Scully, who turned 88 last November, announced that 2016 would be his final season in the broadcast booth for the Dodgers. He is entering his 67th year with the franchise, dating back to its time in Brooklyn.

Scully was unable to broadcast the Dodgers' postseason after undergoing a medical procedure.

- Christopher Chavez

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