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Dodgers News: Vin Scully Named Sports Illustrated’s Media Person of the Year

Sep 24, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully waves as the crowd cheers in the seventh inning of the game against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. Dodgers won 14-1. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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Written by Gabe Burns

Gabe Burns is an award-winning journalist. He serves as a reporter and editor at the DodgersNation news desk. He additionally works as editor-in-chief of The Spectator, Valdosta State University's student paper. Gabe's work has been featured on a number of platforms, including Draft Breakdown and Pro Football Spot. His byline has been cited in media such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. Aside from covering Dodgers baseball, Gabe enjoys watching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Orlando Magic and Tampa Bay Lightning. He can be followed on Twitter at @GabeBurns_DN.

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