It’s been a few months since Vin Scully signed off for the final time, yet the accolades keep coming.
Sports Illustrated is the latest to honor Scully. The outlet named the longtime Dodgers announcer its Media Person of the Year Thursday. Author Richard Deitsch applauded Scully for his memorable uniqueness.
Elegance isn’t something we see often in sports broadcasting these days—the era is more Baylessian than Bard. Scully reminded us, whether real or imagined, of a more peaceful time. We were lucky to have him as long as we did. Wishing you a very pleasant good afternoon, Vin, wherever you may be.
Scully retired after a 67-year run that began with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He recently accepted the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in late November. The honor is the highest achievable by a civilian.
No matter the team or affiliation, Scully’s departure left an unfillable void in Major League Baseball and the world of sports. We anticipate this is not the last honor he will accept in the coming years.