Friday, September 05, 2014

Vin Scully Honored with the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig is at Dodger Stadium this afternoon, in a sort of Jeter-esque kinda tour of MLB stadiums, to meet with the the club and the press.  While here he presented Vin Scully with the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award.

Congrats, Vin!

Per a Dodgers press release:
Scully is the 14th recipient of the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award, which was created in 1998 to recognize accomplishments and contributions of historical significance.  The most recent recipient was New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, who was honored during the 2013 World Series. Scully is only the second non-player to be recognized, joining a fellow member of the Dodgers family, Rachel Robinson, who was honored in 2007 for advancing the legacy of her husband, Jackie Robinson.
Selig had this to say:
“Vin Scully is a treasure of the National Pastime. From Brooklyn to Los Angeles, from Jackie Robinson through Henry Aaron and from Sandy Koufax through Clayton Kershaw, Vin has depicted the history of the Dodgers and the timeless beauty of our game with class and grace. Major League Baseball is honored to commend Vin Scully’s 65 years of excellence.”
BTW, the Dodgers also presented Selig with four original Dodger Stadium seats autographed by Vin Scully, Sandy Koufax, Don Newcombe and Fernando Valenzuela.  They also presented a $50,000.00 check for Stand Up to Cancer.

Pic at the very top via @Dodgers on twitter.
(pic via @MLB on twitter)

UPDATE:  Watch the presentation of the award below.

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