LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Friday night’s Dodgers game comes with a special treat for fans.
The first 50,000 people in attendance will receive a Vin Scully letter of dedication, according to team officials.
Pregame ceremonies, which will begin at 6:30 p.m., will honor Scully with a video tribute narrated by Bob Costas, followed by an on-field celebration of his career emceed by Dodger broadcaster Charley Steiner.
“No tribute we could conjure could do justice to the gifts Vin has presented the Dodgers during the course of his unmatched career,” said Dodgers Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Lon Rosen. “However, we believe we have created a weekend that will wholeheartedly honor Vin and enable fans to demonstrate their appreciation for a man who has meant so much to baseball and to all of us. Vin’s putting poetry to baseball has connected him to our fans for nearly seven decades, his legacy will carry on for decades longer and will make him part of Dodger baseball forever.”
Special guests scheduled to make remarks include Mayor Eric Garcetti, Kevin Costner, Hall of Famer Jaime Jarrín, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, Dodger Chairman Mark Walter and Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax.
Scully, who is in his 67th and final season in the broadcast booth for the Dodgers, will be joined on field by his wife, Sandra.
Fireworks will take place following the game.
The Hall of Famer’s dedication to the Dodgers is the longest of any sports broadcaster with one team, officials said.
Scully’s final regular season home game will be Sunday.