Washington, DC - Dec 11, 2008 - Sportscaster Vin Scully will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame during the 2009 NAB Show Radio Luncheon. The luncheon, held April 21, will also feature the annual presentation of the NAB Crystal Radio Awards.
Scully joined the Brooklyn Dodgers' broadcast team in 1950, and followed the team when it moved to Los Angeles before the start of the 1958 baseball season. As the Voice of the Dodgers broadcasting from the network's flagship station, KABC Radio, Scully won the distinction of being the only current broadcaster to serve 59 consecutive years on one team. In addition to his Dodger broadcasts, Scully has called play-by-plays for 25 World Series and 12 All-Star Games.
Hailed as the poet laureate of baseball by USA Today and the best of the century in Los Angeles sports broadcasting by the Long Beach Press-Telegram, Scully has captivated listeners for years with his lively delivery. In 1976, Dodger fans named him the Most Memorable Personality in L.A. Dodger history. Scully was also named baseball's all-time best broadcaster in Curt Smith's Voices of Summer, and was voted the top sportscaster of the 20th century by more than 500 national members of the American Sportscasters Association (ASA). In 1982, Scully was inducted into the Broadcaster's wing of the National Baseball Hall of Fame as the Ford C. Frick Award recipient.