On Friday, the Dodgers will host a ceremony before the game honoring Vin Scully for his 67 years of service to Dodger baseball. What it will consist of is still unclear, though names like Sandy Koufax and Mayor Eric Garcetti, among others, are said to make an appearance.
Many assumed that Mayor Eric Garcetti would simply be making a speech, celebrating Vin Scully’s contribution to the City of Los Angeles; however, LAMayor.org released on Friday that our beloved Vin will be receiving the Key to the City of Los Angeles! Check out what the beautiful plaque looks like here!
Here is what Mayor Eric Garcetti had to say about Vin Scully and what he means to Los Angeles:
Vin Scully is the very definition of an L.A. icon, and he will forever have the gratitude of the city whose story he helped to write.
This won’t be the first Los Angeles to be bestowed on Vin Scully. Earlier this year, he received his own street named after him! There’s something special about seeing the “Welcome to Dodger Stadium” sign and Vin Scully Avenue being directly under it.
— viviane (@Viv_Scully) May 12, 2016
Many fans have let their voices be heard about what the Dodgers should gift Vin Scully for his 67 years of service. Some have said that they should name the stadium after him. Others have said that they should retire the number 67 in his honor. Regardless of what the Dodgers decide, it is good to know that the City of Los Angeles is doing their part in honoring the legend, Vin Scully!