Dodger Stadium says goodbye to Vin Scully with ceremony and banner

Three days after news of Vin Scully’s death was announced, Dodger Stadium finally had the opportunity to say goodbye to the baseball broadcast titan who spent so many decades in his broadcast booth.

Ahead of Friday’s showdown with the San Diego Padres, the Dodgers held a ceremony celebrating Scully’s life and career, beginning with a moment of silence before airing a video obituary reflecting on some of the broadcaster’s best moments.

After a montage featuring “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” sung by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, current residents of the Dodger Stadium broadcast booth, Joe Davis and Orel Hershiser, unveiled a banner reading “Vin- We’ll miss you!”

The ceremony ended in the only way possible, with Dodgers manager Dave Roberts leading the stadium in a mass “It’s time for Dodger baseball.”

There were many, many tributes to Scully across teams, cities and even sports, but the most impactful was always going to come to Chavez Ravine.

Scully’s career predated Dodger Stadium, when he came to Los Angeles with the team when it moved to Brooklyn alongside partner Jerry Doggett. He would eventually start calling the singles games, becoming a Los Angeles institution while calling other sports as well.

After 67 years of broadcasting, Scully retired in 2016. He ended his career in a memorable way when infielder Charlie Culberson hit a home run to clinch an NL West title, hours after all the Dodgers lineup swung their headsets toward the broadcast booth.

At the time of his death, the Dodger Stadium press box and the road leading to the stadium from Sunset Boulevard were named after Scully. You can only wonder if a statue is next.

Dodger Stadium finally said goodbye to Vin Scully on Friday. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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