Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully is as much a part of the Dodgers as the Dodger blue in their uniforms.  He retired as the Dodgers broadcaster after 67 years in front of the microphone in 2016 at the age of 88.

On April 12 Baseball Digest has awarded Scully their Lifetime Achievement Award in their second annual award presentation.  The award is presented to a person “who has made significant contributions to the national game.”

The inaugural award was presented to longtime MLB player Willie Mays.

Scully spoke on the award via a statement saying, “any award that’s already been won by Willie Mays, who certainly was one of my favorite players and one for whom I had great respect, is an honor.  It’s an honor to even have my name linked with his in some way. I was honored, delighted and surprised that I turned out to be the second winner of Baseball Digest’s Lifetime Achievement Award. I’m proud of it and humble at the same time.”

Baseball Digest publisher David Fagley spoke on Scully saying, “Vin Scully was not only the voice of the Dodgers, but was also the soundtrack of our national game for an incredible seven decades.  We are honored to recognize his iconic career both as a broadcaster and as a wonderful ambassador for the sport he loves so much.”

Scully can add the new award in his trophy case alongside the Baseball Hall of Fame Ford C. Frick Award, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  He is also a member of the Radio, the American Sportscasters Association, and the Fordham University Athletics Halls of Fame and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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