ECHO PARK — Vin Scully has said that this upcoming baseball season will probably be his last as the play-by-play announcer for the Dodgers. Now, Councilman Gil Cedillo wants to honor the legendary sportscaster, who has been with the Dodgers for 66 seasons, by renaming Elysian Park Avenue, the two-block street that leads to the ballpark’s entrance off Sunset Boulevard, as Vin Scully Avenue.
A City Council motion introduced by Cedillo reads
In light of Vin Scully’s remarkable and unprecedented career with the Los Angeles Dodgers, it is appropriate that the name of a portion of Elysian Park Avenue from Sunset Boulevard to Dodger Stadium Way be legally changed to “Vin Scully Avenue.”
If the motion is approved by his fellow council members, the city’s Bureau of Engineering would be directed to start the process of the name change.
It would not be the first time a local street has been changed to a name connected with the ballpark. Stadium Way, for example, was once named Chavez Ravine Road.
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