The Los Angeles Dodgers paid tribute to legendary anchor Finn Scully Friday night at Dodgers Stadium in his first home game since his death.
Scully was the longest-serving single-team announcer in sports history, spending 67 years on the booth as the voice of the Dodgers in both Brooklyn and Los Angeles. He died Tuesday at the age of 94.
The party began with the Dodgers and Padres lined up on the baselines before a moment of silence for Scully.
Friday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers paid tribute to Finn Scully, who died Tuesday at the age of 94.
Dodgers Stadium held a minute’s silence in front of the legendary broadcaster
Dodgers players and coaches gathered on the field to honor Scully
Spectators were asked to turn to Dodger Vision as a video clip, narrated by Dodgers announcer Charley Steiner, was shown commemorating Scully’s life and career.
The clip ended with pictures of Scully all his life and the song Somewhere Over the Rainbow was played. She pointed the camera at the fans, some of whom had tears in their eyes.
A bouquet of white and blue flowers hangs beside a plaque bearing his name on the stands, while the same icon—his name is above a microphone—is drawn on the pile.
The Dodgers players then gathered on the field as coach Dave Roberts took the microphone to praise Scully’s character, integrity and class before leading Dodger Stadium with his five most famous words – “It’s Dodger baseball time.”
A bouquet of white and blue flowers hangs next to a plaque bearing his name on the stands
Microphone icon below his name drawn in blue and white on the pile
He said, “Fin hated the spotlight on him, well, that would be very uncomfortable for him because at this moment he really deserves it.
Finn was a man of character, integrity, class, and a true gentleman. He wasn’t just a dodger, he loved the baseball we all love and care about.
Six years ago we watched a video of Charlie getting deeper, ripping apart the Dodgers. This was Vin’s last game at Dodger Stadium, so it couldn’t have been more appropriate.
And that night, that day, Finn hung a sign below his booth that read, “I’ll miss you, Finn.” So tonight, Joe (Davis) and Uriel (Hersheyser) will all be delighted to unveil a new banner.
The couple lifted the blue curtain back to reveal a banner that read “Ven – We’ll Miss You” on a white banner below their old booth.
A sign that reads “Ven – We’ll Miss You!” The veil was unveiled in honor of the beloved broadcaster
Two fans wore T-shirts with the same logo on the back in honor of the late icon
The elusive rookie bowler Tony Gonsulin raises his hat on the hill in honor of the late announcer
“Vinn, we’ll miss you. We love you. We’ll think of you every day, every game we come into and every fan showing up at Dodger Stadium, there’s a reason to remember. You’ll always be connected to these five words — it’s Dodger baseball time.”
“So now, 50,000 Dodgers fans are standing at your feet, counting to three screaming as loud as possible so Mr. Finn can hear us from the blue sky.”
Scully worked as a stage host for the Dodgers from 1950 until 2016, when he retired.
He was set to broadcast Brooklyn Dodgers games at age 22, and at 25 became the youngest person ever to broadcast a World Championship match.
The Dodgers will also honor Finn Scully with a commemorative patch on their uniform for the remainder of the season.
The black patch has a blue bezel with a microphone in the middle and the word “Ven” written above it in white text.
The judges turned their hats toward the broadcast booth during the ceremony
The team will wear the spots – pictured on Dave Roberts’ arm – for the remainder of the MLB season
On Wednesday, against the San Francisco Giants, Scully was honored on the big screen at Oracle Park. The Dodgers also held a minute’s silence in his honor.
At Dodger Stadium where Finn Scully Street is, flowers, candles and handwritten letters were laid out by fans who took the time to remember the man their team described as “in many ways, the heartbeat of the whole of Los Angeles.”
Along Hollywood Boulevard, tourists and locals stop at the flower-filled Scully Star on the Walk of Fame.
Los Angeles City Hall lit up blue on Wednesday night. ESPN2 also rebroadcast the first game of the 1988 World Championships which featured Scully’s memorable home run Kirk Gibson’s home run, which led to the Dodgers’ victory over the Oakland Athletics.
The Dodgers defeated Padres 8-1 on an emotional night at Dodger Stadium.
A salute was played at Oracle Park before the Dodgers defeated the San Francisco Giants
Los Angeles City Hall, which is visible behind the stadium, was lit up blue on Wednesday night