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Vin Scully receives Commisioner's Historic Achievement Award


LOS ANGELES -- Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig passed through Dodger Stadium as part of his "Can you believe hardly anyone brings up the canceled 1994 World Series under my watch anymore?" farewell tour, and on Friday presented Dodgers announcer Vin Scully with the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award.

Scully is the 14th person to receive the award, which was established in 1998 to recognize significant accomplishments in baseball, and just the second non-player, joining 2007 recipient Rachel Robinson.

Scully was honored for his 65 consecutive seasons calling Dodgers games, the longest streak for any sports broadcaster with a single team.

"Vin Scully is a treasure of the National Pastime. From Brooklyn to Los Angeles, from Jackie Robinson through Henry Aaron and from Sandy Koufax through Clayton Kershaw, Vin has depicted the history of the Dodgers and the timeless beauty of our game with class and grace," Selig said in a statement. "Major League Baseball is honored to commend Vin Scully’s 65 years of excellence."