Originally published by DodgerBlue.com
Deemed arguably the greatest baseball broadcaster of all-time, Vin Scully’s legacy is continually being honored after his passing last August.
Among those paying their respects to Scully is his alma mater, Fordham University. They recently announced plans to rename the press box at Houlihan Parks Jack Coffey Field to “Vin Scully Memorial Press Box.” Scully graduated from Fordham in 1949.
The announcement came on the heels of Fordham University president Tania Tetlow sharing news of a posthumous donation of $1 million from the Vin Scully estate. The estate also gave $1 million to Fordham Prep.
Regarding the announcement and donation, Fordham’s athletic director Ed Kull said, “Vin Scully was more than just a voice; he was an institution and a true master of his craft.” Continuing, “the impact he made on not only baseball, but the entire sports media industry, is humbling. His story, with his Fordham and Bronx roots, continues to inspire our Rams and the entire Fordham family.”
In addition to the press box at Jack Coffey Field, the Rose Hill gym on campus will now feature the “Vin Scully Ring of Honor,” where notable Fordham alumni who exceed within the sports broadcasting and journalism sector will be honored. Scully is set to be the first inductee.
Fordham also shared plans to feature a Vin Scully Memorabilia Museum on campus, which will highlight and display various items from his life and remarkable career.
Vin Scully started broadcasting career at Fordham
Long before becoming the longest-tenured broadcaster for over seven decades with the Dodgers franchise, Scully has Fordham to thank for giving him his start on the microphone.
A Bronx native, Scully began his broadcasting career calling Fordham baseball, basketball and football games on the university’s WFUV in 1947, the same year that the station was founded.
In addition to countless accolades received throughout his career, he was named the recipient of WFUV’s lifetime achievement Award in 2008, which is now considered as the Vin Scully Lifetime Achieve Award in Sports Broadcasting.
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