He is to me, and to many, the embodiment of the goodwill that our games inspire. Every day he reminds us of why this game is forever our national pastime.
— Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, on Vin Scully. On Friday, Selig presented Scully, who has been broadcasting Dodgers games since 1950, with the prestigious Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award. The award recognizes accomplishments and contributions of historical significance to baseball, and has only been bestowed on one other non-player: Jackie Robinson’s wife, Rachel Robinson.