Dodgers News: Proposal Would Name Part of 110 Freeway for Vin Scully

Apr 11, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA: Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully during ceremony at Dodger Stadium to rename Elysian Park Avenue to Vin Scully Avenue in honor of Scully, who is retiring after 67 years after the 2016 season. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Vin Scully is the definition of indelible to not just the Dodgers and Major League Baseball, but to all of Southern California.

One assemblyman wants to add to Scully’s never-ending list of accolades. Jimmy Gomez, an avid Dodgers fan, proposed renaming part of the 110 Freeway the “Vin Scully Highway,” according to ABC7. Gomez’s district includes Dodger Stadium. The renamed area would span two miles.

The bill praised Scully for the influence he had on the community.

” He is known for his dulcet voice, lyrically descriptive style, and signature introduction to Dodgers games: “It’s time for Dodgers baseball! Hi everybody, and a very pleasant good (day/evening) to you, wherever you may be … Mr. Scully is and will continue to be long known as being legendary for his abilities to bring to Californians the history, color, and passion for baseball and for his caring for others.” 

Scully would be the second Dodger-affiliated individual to receive such an honor. Part of the 210 Freeway was named after Jackie Robinson in 2010. Scully also received similar recognition last April when Elysian Park Ave. was renamed Vin Scully Ave. to commemorate his final season in the booth.

Scully’s 67-year run as Dodgers broadcaster has ended, but his impact never will. The legend received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in November.

The proposed bill can be seen here.

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Written by Gabe Burns

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