The honors just keep on coming for Vin Scully
At some point, the honors for Vin Scully may abate. It seems, however, they are never going to cease as long as he’s behind a microphone. Next season will mark his 63rd year broadcasting the Dodgers, and the honors are still rolling in.
Scully was voted into the broadcasters’ wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982. In 2010 the American Sportscasters Association named him the greatest sports broadcaster of all time. No one in Los Angeles argued.
Now on Nov. 16, Scully is scheduled to be honored at the Westcoast Sports Associates’ 16th annual Roy Firestone Award Dinner at the St. Bonaventure Hotel.
I know, it seems as if there should be a Scully award going out to other broadcasters, not the other way around.
But the WSA is a nonprofit that promotes sports for disadvantaged youth in Los Angeles and Orange counties and says it has funded nearly $2.5 million in programs since 1995.
The annual fete is not limited to honoring broadcasters. Past honorees have included John Wooden, Jerry West, Jack Nicklaus and Wayne Gretzky.
The event is open to the public, or at least those who can afford $300 a ticket. For information call (310) 294-7179.
-- Steve Dilbeck
Photo: Dodgers play-by-play announcer Vin Scully laughs during an exhibition game between the Dodgers and Angels on March 28. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times