He’s come a long way, and seen a lot of baseball, since the days when he helped form New York radio station WFUV(FM) and did fill-in work at WTOP in Washington.
Celebrated sportscaster Vin Scully will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame during the NAB Show Radio Luncheon.
The luncheon will be held April 21 and also feature the annual presentation of the NAB Crystal Radio Awards.
NAB EVP of Radio John David said, “For nearly 60 years, Vin Scully has entertained fans with his vivid play-by-plays and passion for baseball.”
Scully, now 81, 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 flagship station KABC Radio, Scully won the distinction of being the only broadcaster to work 59 consecutive years covering one team. In addition to his Dodgers broadcasts, Scully has called play-by-plays for 25 World Series and 12 All-Star Games.
In 1982, Scully was inducted into the broadcasters’ wing of the National Baseball Hall of Fame as the Ford C. Frick Award recipient.