Dodgers honor Scully to cap 67 years behind mic

LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers were honoring Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully on his appreciation night Friday.

A stage was set up in front of home plate at Dodger Stadium, and musicians played behind the pitcher’s mound during the pregame ceremony.

Actor Kevin Costner, baseball commissioner Rob Manfred and Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax were among the speakers to pay tribute to the 88-year-old Scully, who is retiring next weekend after Los Angeles concludes its regular season in San Francisco.

The first 50,000 fans in attendance received a typed letter signed by Scully and containing recollections from his 67-year career that began in Brooklyn with the Dodgers and continued when the team moved west for the 1958 season.

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