Scully gets honor from LA commission
Broadcaster to receive sports group's Award of Excellence
LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully will add another award to his endless list of accolades Monday when he receives the Sports & Entertainment Ambassador Award of Excellence from the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission at the organization's 10th annual Golf Classic at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades.Scully is scheduled to receive the award during the event's dinner at 5 p.m. PT and this honor comes a month after being inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Scully is receiving the award because of his storied broadcasting career with the Dodgers. The Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission is the official organization for the city of Los Angeles to seek, host, promote and retain major sporting and entertainment events that positively impact the local economy by attracting visitors to the city, giving them a reason to stay longer and return more frequently. This season marks Scully's 60th with the Dodgers, which is the longest tenure by any broadcaster in all of sports. He threw out the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day and was greeted by a standing ovation from the sold-out crowd at Dodger Stadium. The award joins a long list of honors that includes winning the California Sportscaster of the Year a record 28 times as well as numerous awards from the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Association and the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California. The New York native was also honored by the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982 and in 2000 was named the "Sportscaster of the 20th Century" by more than 500 members of the American Sportscasters Association.
Rhett Bollinger is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.