Elysian Park Ave, the road that leads from Sunset Blvd. to Gate A of Dodger Stadium, was christened "Vin Scully Ave" today in a ceremony the baseball broadcasting legend said "overwhelmed" him.
88-years old and famously self-deprecating Scully, whose 67 seasons calling Dodger games goes back to their years in Brooklyn, refused the honor a few years ago but finally relented.
At today's ceremony, held in front of Gate A, Dodger President Stan Kasten highlighted Scully's status as a piece of living baseball history, saying, "Vin Scully used to talk baseball with people who had been playing baseball in 1905, and every year since. Is there anyone on the planet who has been talking baseball with people who played in 1905 and yesterday?"
A crowd of several hundred fans showed up to celebrate the change, and Scully said they were what he'd miss. "The roar of the crowd," he said. "That's what I'm going to miss the most." The crowd then roared, on cue. "I don't know you, and I miss you, each and every one of you."
Listen to the audio for an extended version of Vin Scully's remarks today.