Vin Scully to NAB Hall of Fame

NAB to honor Vin Scully

From Variety:

Dodgers broadcaster joined team in 1950

The National Assn. of Broadcasters will induct Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully into the org’s Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

Scully, who joined the Brooklyn Dodgers’ broadcast team in 1950, followed the team to L.A. before the start of the 1958 season. As the only current broadcaster to serve a team for 59 consecutive years, Scully has also announced 25 World Series and 12 All-Star Games.

The induction will be held during the NAB Show Radio Luncheon April 21 in Las Vegas.

Editor’s note: As Dodger Thoughts editor, Jon Weisman so aptly noted: “What Were They Waiting For?”

Full Press Release After the jump.


December 11, 2008
Kristopher Jones


— Renowned sportscaster to receive award during NAB Show Radio Luncheon —

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WASHINGTON, DC – Vin Scully, one of the most celebrated sportscasters in history, will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame during the NAB Show Radio Luncheon sponsored by ASCAP. The luncheon, held Tuesday, April 21, will also feature the annual presentation of the prestigious NAB Crystal Radio Awards.

“For nearly 60 years, Vin Scully has entertained fans with his vivid play-by-plays and passion for baseball,” said NAB Executive Vice President of Radio John David. “We look forward to honoring his significant contributions to radio broadcasting during this year’s Radio Luncheon.”

Scully joined the Brooklyn Dodgers’ broadcast team in 1950, and followed the team when they moved to Los Angeles before the start of the 1958 baseball season. As the “Voice of the Dodgers” broadcasting from their network’s flagship station, KABC Radio, Scully won the distinction of being the only current broadcaster to serve 59 consecutive years on one team. In addition to his Dodger broadcasts, Scully has called play-by-plays for a total of 25 World Series and 12 All-Star Games.

Hailed as the poet laureate of baseball by USA Today and the best of the century in Los Angeles sports broadcasting by the Long Beach Press-Telegram, Scully has captivated listeners for years with his lively delivery. In 1976, Dodger fans named him the Most Memorable Personality in L.A. Dodger history. Scully was also named baseball’s all-time best broadcaster in Curt Smith’s “Voices of Summer,” and was voted the top sportscaster of the 20th century by more than 500 national members of the American Sportscasters Association (ASA). In 1982, Scully was inducted into the Broadcaster’s wing of the National Baseball Hall of Fame as the Ford C. Frick Award recipient.

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