Friday morning a motion was passed to rename Elysian Park Avenue outside of Dodgers Stadium to Vin Scully Avenue.
Now Dodger fans can drive into Chavez Ravine for a summer night of baseball and look up to see a street sign that reads: “Vin Scully Avenue”. Los Angeles Councilman Gil Cedillo proposed the motion this morning and it was agreed upon.
Elysian Park Avenue currently connects Dodger Stadium and Sunset Boulevard. With the name changing to Vin Scully Avenue, the address of Dodger Stadium will now become, “1000 Vin Scully Avenue”.
What a great way to honor such a legendary broadcaster that has shaped not only Dodger baseball for 66, going on 67 seasons, but all of baseball. Vin Scully has set the standard for all other broadcasters out there in the sports world. The street name could not be more timely with this being Scully’s final season in baseball.
The Dodgers are hopeful to have this change completed within the next 30 days.
The meeting with the L.A City Council was filled with current and former Dodger players.
Current players and coaches in attendance: Manager Dave Roberts, Clayton Kershaw, Yasiel Puig, Austin Barnes, Jharel Cotton, Carlos Frias, Yimi Garcia, Chris Hatcher, Pedro Baez, Yasmani Grandal, Micah Johnson, Zach Lee, Adam Liberatore, Frankie Montas, Josh Ravin, Scott Van Slyke, Trayce Thompson and Ross Stripling.
Former Dodgers were also in attendance: Tommy Lasorda, Orel Hershiser, Ron Cey, Steve Garvey, Eric Karros and Maury Wills. With so many current and former Dodgers in attendance it is clear that the honor to Vin Scully means a lot to the organization.
Personally, I think this honor is long over-due for Vin Scully and it is a great way for the Dodgers to honor his final season with the team.