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Gateway to Dodger Stadium: Vin Scully Avenue?

Matthew Mesa/Los Angeles Dodgers

Matthew Mesa/Los Angeles Dodgers

By Jon Weisman

Who’s ready for Vin Scully Avenue?

That could soon be the name for the stretch of road leading from Sunset Boulevard to Dodger Stadium.

Los Angeles city councilman Gil Cedillo is scheduled to make a motion for a vote during the Friday City Council meeting at City Hall to change the name of Elysian Park Avenue to Vin Scully Avenue, in honor of the Dodgers’ Hall of Fame broadcaster.

“There’s no better way to recognize such an iconic Dodger as Hall of Famer Vin Scully than naming a street after him,” Dodger president and CEO Stan Kasten said. “We appreciate Gil Cedillo and city officials bringing this to the forefront, and we look forward to the day when everyone can drive on Vin Scully Avenue when they enter Dodger Stadium.”

Many members of the Dodger organization will be present Friday at City Hall, as part of the Dodgers Love L.A. Tour (presented by Bank of America). Scheduled to attend are 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, along with Dodger alumni Tommy Lasorda, Orel Hershiser, Ron Cey, Steve Garvey, Eric Karros, Maury Wills and SportsNet LA broadcaster Alanna Rizzo.


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  1. Does that change the Dodgers address? Will it still be 1000 Elysian Park Ave.?

  2. I still hear Vin saying “adjacent to the naval armory.”

    The street name should be changed. And his should be the next statue after Jackie. He doesn’t like the attention, but maybe we can make a deal: we’ll quit honoring him if he’ll just keep broadcasting.

  3. oldbrooklynfan

    Great Idea, Well deserved.

  4. Great Idea, I don’t cheer too much for the Dodger’s now since I live in Washington State, but I grew up listening to Vin Scully. I still remember him announcing and plugging Farmer John Products like Bacon and Sausage

  5. I spent many a night as a youngster in the 60’s listening to him call the Dodger games with an earphone in my ear and my little AM radio hiding under my pillow so my parents thought I was asleep. So many wonderful memories of this very special man, and from Koufax and Drysdale to Kershaw and beyond he will always be my favorite Dodger. Can’t wait to see the street signs go up around the stadium.

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