On April 3, the Los Angeles Dodgers will kick off their 2017 season down one key piece of personnel. Legendary sportscaster Vin Scully will be absent from the broadcast booth for the first time in 67 seasons.
Not that the city would ever forget the voice of Dodger baseball in Scully’s absence, but California Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez is taking steps to immortalize the announcer by naming a stretch of freeway after him. Gomez has introduced a resolution to the state Assembly that would rechristen a two mile stretch of the 110 Freeway near Dodger Stadium the Vin Scully Highway, reports LAist.
The Gomez resolution requests that Caltrans look into the cost of new Vin Scully Highway signs for the 110 Freeway between I-5 and the 101. The updated signs would be paid for with outside donations.
This would be Scully’s first freeway, but not his first street. Despite Scully’s modest objections, the LA City Council last year changed the name of Elysian Park Avenue near Dodger Stadium to Vin Scully Avenue.