Several members of the Dodgers sat in the Los Angeles City Council chambers Friday to watch history unfold off the field.
Seems it’s hard not to be on board with naming the street that leads into Dodger Stadium as Vin Scully Avenue.
All were Friday morning, with the City Council voting unanimously to rename Elysian Park Avenue after the Dodgers’ iconic broadcaster.
In 30 days Dodger Stadium’s new address will officially become 1000 Vin Scully Avenue.
“Now is the time for us to recognize the greatness of this man,” said City Councilman Gil Cedillo, who made the motion.
Scully may be the most beloved figure in Los Angeles history, and he was lavished with praise by council members and the audience Friday, although one citizen did say the street should be named after Jackie Robinson.
The council voted 12 to 0 to pass the motion. The Dodgers are on their annual community caravan this week and there were several rows of players, former players and staff in attendance. Manager Dave Roberts also spoke to the chamber.
"I'm overwhelmed," Scully said.
Scully, who will be entering his 67th consecutive season broadcasting the Dodgers, has said next year will be his last.
The motion requires a 30-day wait period before becoming official. The city has to notify the U.S. Post Office and other government agencies, and allow for any potential public objection before voting again to complete the renaming process.