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Vin Scully to receive lifetime achievement award from LA Sports Council

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LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully will receive the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the Los Angeles Sports Council, the latest honor for the Hall of Fame announcer entering his 67th and final season calling Dodgers games in 2016.

Scully will receive the award on Thursday, Feb. 25 at the Beverly Hilton during the 11th annual L.A. Sports Awards.

"I can’t think of a person more deserving of this recognition," said L.A. Sports Council president David Simon in a press release. "Even more remarkable than his longevity is the consistently high quality and integrity his announcing has represented over the years."

Scully has been calling Dodgers games since 1950, the longest-tenured broadcaster with a single team in sports history. The 88-year-old Scully has called three perfect games and 20 no-hitters, and was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame as the Ford C. Frick Award winner in 1982.

Scully announced in August that he would return for 2016, and that it would be his final season. A medical procedure at the end of the season caused Scully to miss the playoffs, but in October said he felt much better and was "definitely" looking forward to broadcasting games in 2016.

The L.A. Sports Awards ceremony will be televised by Fox Sports West and/or Prime Ticket at a later date, yet to be determined.