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05/10/2009 4:03 PM ET
Vin Scully to receive Sports & Entertainment Ambassador Award of Excellence from Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission
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LOS ANGELES -- Dodger Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully tomorrow will receive the Sports & Entertainment Ambassador Award of Excellence from the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission at the organization's 10th Annual Golf Classic at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades. The award will be given to Scully during the event's dinner at 5:00 p.m.

LASEC is the official organization for the City of Los Angeles to seek, host, promote and retain major sporting and entertainment events that positively impact the local economy by attracting visitors to the city, giving them a reason to stay longer and return more frequently. Scully is receiving the award in honor of his many accomplishments within his broadcasting career. LASEC is a private nonprofit organization and an affiliate of LA INC. and The Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Scully last month was inducted to the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

The 2009 season is Scully's 60th with the Dodgers, which is the longest tenure of any sports broadcaster with one team in all of sports. On Opening Day 2009 at Dodger Stadium, the "Voice of the Dodgers" threw out the ceremonial first pitch to a huge ovation from the paid attendance of 57,099 fans. In November 2008, Scully was honored by Pacific Pioneers Broadcasters with the Art Gilmore Career Achievement Award and he has been named California Sportscaster of the Year a record 28 times, while also receiving numerous awards from the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Association (SCSB) and the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California (RTNA). Scully took home the Best Radio Play-by-Play and Best Television Play-by-Play awards from the SCSB, and won the prestigious lifetime achievement award from the RTNA.

The New York native was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982. In July 2000, Scully was named the "Sportscaster of the 20th Century" by more than 500 national members of the American Sportscasters Association. He has been named the country's Outstanding Sportscaster four times, and California Sportscaster of the Year 24 times by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. In 2001, the press box at Dodger Stadium was named in his honor. Throughout his career, Scully has called 25 World Series and 12 All-Star Games.

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