Congressional resolution introduced to honor Dodgers voice Vin Scully

Vin Scully is honored before a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Three California legislators called on Congress to recognize Vin Scully, the legendary voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, along with Representative Xavier Becerra, introduced a resolution on Capitol Hill honoring Scully on Thursday.

Feinstein said Scully was the heart and soul of Los Angeles, while Boxer referred to him as a "national treasure," and Becerra called Scully "an icon."

Becerra's district includes Dodger Stadium.

Scully, 88, will broadcast his final game on Sunday, as the Dodgers play the Giants in San Francisco.

In a letter penned to fans, Scully recalled first falling in love with baseball as a boy passing a window in New York to watch the World Series between the Yankees and the then-New York Giants on Oct. 2, 1936.

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Sunday will be 80 years to the day he passed that window.

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In Scully's last broadcast in Los Angeles, the Dodgers came back to tie the game on a home run in the 9th inning with two outs.

The Dodgers hit a a walkoff home run in the 10th inning, winning Scully's final game at home and clinching the 2016 National League West Division title, the team's fourth consecutive title.

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Scully has been the voice of the Dodgers since he called his first game with the team in 1950, back when the team still played in Brooklyn.

His 67 seasons is the longest-tenured broadcaster with a single team in sports history, according to the Guinness World Records.

The Bronx native, who was inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame in 1982, received a three-minute standing ovation on Friday during Vin Scully Appreciation Day.

In April, the street in front of Dodger Stadium was officially renamed Vin Scully Avenue.

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Scully's many honors include the Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually by the Baseball Hall of Fame to a broadcaster for "major contributions to baseball" and being named the greatest sportscaster by the American Sportscasters Association.

City News Service contributed to this report.
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