Scully presented prestigious award


Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully received the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award for his record 65 years of calling Dodgers games, first when the team was based in Brooklyn and since 1958 in Los Angeles, on Friday.

Retiring commissioner Bud Selig gave Scully the gold trophy in a small presentation inside Dodger Stadium.

Scully is only the second non-player to be recognized, joining Rachel Robinson, who was honored in 2007 for promoting the legacy of her husband, former Dodger Jackie Robinson.

“Wow, I’m deeply touched,” Scully said quietly.