Vin Scully celebrated in moving Dodger Stadium ceremony

A bouquet hangs next to the retired Vic Scully mic as the Dodgers celebrate the life of the Hall of Fame broadcaster, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 94, before Friday’s game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

A bouquet hangs next to the retired Vic Scully mic as the Dodgers celebrate the life of the Hall of Fame broadcaster, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 94, before Friday’s game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

Thousands of fans look on as the Dodgers celebrate the life of Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully before Friday night’s game against the San Diego Padres. Scully passed away Tuesday night at the age of 94, and the pregame tribute included a video, a banner below the broadcast booth and Manager Dave Roberts addressing the crowd. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

Vin Scully shares a laugh with Willie Mays, right, as fans watch the video board prior to Friday’s game between the Dodgers and the San Diego Padres as the Dodgers celebrate the life of the Hall of Fame broadcaster, who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 94. Scully was honored with a video tribute, a moment of silence, a new banner below the broadcast booth and Manager Dave Roberts addressing the crowd. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

Fans and Dodgers players look on as late Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully is honored during a ceremony prior to their game against the San Diego Padres on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. Scully passed away Tuesday at 94. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Fans look toward the video board as a video is played about Vin Scully as the Dodgers celebrate the life of the Hall of Fame broadcaster, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 94, before Friday’s game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

Dodgers players and coaches stand on the field as late Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully is honored during a ceremony prior to their game against the San Diego Padres on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. Scully passed away Tuesday at 94. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Dodgers players, coaches and staff watch a video tribute during a ceremony honoring longtime Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully prior to their game against the San Diego Padres on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. Scully passed away Tuesday at 94. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

A video screen at Dodger Stadium shows late broadcaster Vin Scully during a tribute to him before Friday’s game between the Dodgers and the San Diego Padres on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. Scully died on Tuesday at the age of 94. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Fans and San Diego Padres players look on as late Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully is honored during a ceremony prior to their game against the Dodgers on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. Scully passed away Tuesday at 94. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The San Diego Padres’ Austin Nola watches a video tribute during a ceremony honoring longtime Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully prior to the Dodgers’ game against the Padres on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. Scully passed away Tuesday at 94. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Fans look on as the Dodgers celebrate the life of Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 94, before Friday’s game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

Dodgers broadcasters Orel Hershiser, left, and Joe Davis unveil a banner during a ceremony honoring longtime Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully prior to the Dodgers’ game against the San Diego Padres on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. Scully passed away Tuesday at 94. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Dodgers broadcasters Joe Davis, right, and Orel Hershiser unveiled a new banner beneath the Dodger Stadium broadcast booth as a tribute to longtime broadcaster Vin Scully during a ceremony before Friday’s game between the Dodgers and the San Diego Padres. The Dodgers paid tribute to Scully, who passed away earlier in the week, with a ceremony that included a moment of silence, a video, the banner and Manager Dave Roberts addressing the crowd. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Dodgers players, coaches and staff applaud during a ceremony honoring longtime Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully prior to their game against the San Diego Padres on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. Scully passed away Tuesday at 94. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Fans watch during a ceremony honoring longtime Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully prior to the Dodgers’ game against the San Diego Padres on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. Scully passed away Tuesday at 94. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Angie Varella of Los Angeles holds up her 2014 Vin Scully replica microphone as the Dodgers celebrate the life of the Hall of Fame broadcaster, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 94, before Friday’s game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

Angie Varella of Los Angeles holds up her 2014 Vin Scully replica microphone during a pregame ceremony honoring the Hall of Fame broadcaster on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers paid tribute to Scully, who passed away Tuesday night at the age of 94, with a video tribute, a banner and some words from Manager Dave Roberts before Friday’s game against the San Diego Padres. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

Vin Scully fans look on prior to Friday’s game between the Dodgers and the San Diego Padres as the Dodgers celebrate the life of the Hall of Fame broadcaster, who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 94. Scully was honored with a video tribute, a moment of silence, a new banner below the broadcast booth and Manager Dave Roberts addressing the crowd. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts holds a microphone in the air during a pregame tribute to Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, who passed away Tuesday night at the age of 94. The team honored the Hall of Fame broadcaster with a video tribute, a banner and some words from Roberts before Friday’s game against the San Diego Padres. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

A fan holds flowers as she watches a ceremony honoring longtime Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully prior to the Dodgers’ game against the San Diego Padres on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. Scully passed away Tuesday at 94. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

A fan shades himself with a Vin Scully mic hat as the Dodgers celebrate the life of Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 94, before Friday’s game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

Dodgers players and coaches gather around the mound during a ceremony honoring longtime Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully prior to their game against the San Diego Padres on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. Scully passed away Tuesday at 94. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Manager Dave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers tips his hat as the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate the life of Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully who passed away Tuesday night at the age of 94 prior to a MLB baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Friday, August 5, 2022. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

The Dodgers’ Hanser Alberto, center, tips his hat following a ceremony honoring longtime Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully prior to their game against the San Diego Padres on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. Scully passed away Tuesday at 94. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

A fan wipes away tears as she watches a ceremony honoring longtime Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully prior to the Dodgers’ game against the San Diego Padres on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. Scully passed away Tuesday at 94. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

A banner honoring late Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully is unveiled during a ceremony prior to the game between the Dodgers and the San Diego Padres on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. Scully passed away Tuesday at 94. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts tips his hat as he and the players walk off the field following a pregame tribute to Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, who passed away Tuesday night at the age of 94. The team honored Scully with a video tribute, a banner and some words from Roberts before Friday’s game against the San Diego Padres. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

Fans look on as longtime Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully is honored during a ceremony prior to the Dodgers’ game against the San Diego Padres on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. Scully passed away Tuesday at 94. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, second from left, waves toward Vin Scully’s name on the board during a ceremony honoring the longtime Dodgers broadcaster prior to their game against the San Diego Padres on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. Scully passed away Tuesday at 94. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

A fan reacts as the Dodgers celebrate the life of Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully before Friday night’s game against the San Diego Padres. Scully passed away Tuesday night at the age of 94, and the pregame tribute included a video, a banner below the broadcast booth and Manager Dave Roberts addressing the crowd. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

Dodgers starting pitcher Tony Gonsolin stands next to a Vin Scully logo in honor of the Hall of Fame broadcaster before Friday night’s game against the San Diego Padres. Scully passed away Tuesday night at the age of 94, and a pregame tribute Friday included a video, a banner below the broadcast booth and Manager Dave Roberts addressing the crowd. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

Dodgers starting pitcher Tony Gonsolin tips his hat to honor late broadcaster Vin Scully before pitching during the first inning of their game against the San Diego Padres on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. Scully, who died Tuesday at the age of 94, was honored during a pregame ceremony. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Umpires tip their hats toward the broadcast booth following a ceremony honoring longtime Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully prior to the Dodgers’ game against the San Diego Padres on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. Scully passed away Tuesday at 94. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

A wreath placed at the entrance to the press box at Dodger Stadium on Friday before the Dodgers’ game against the San Diego Padres. The Dodgers paid tribute to Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, who passed away earlier in the week, with a pregame ceremony. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

A wreath is displayed next to pictures of Vin Scully at the entrance to the Dodger Stadium press box that bears his name before Friday’s game against the Padres. The Dodgers celebrated the life of the Hall of Fame broadcaster, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 94, with a pregame ceremony. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

A fan looks at memorabilia of Vin Scully as the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate the life of Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully who passed away Tuesday night at the age of 94 prior to a MLB baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Friday, August 5, 2022. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

A fan looks at memorabilia of Vin Scully as the Dodgers celebrate the life of the Hall of Fame broadcaster, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 94, before Friday’s game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

Ramon Martan with his daughter, 13-year-old Evelyne Martan, of Fresno celebrate wearing their Vin Scully T-shirts as the Dodgers celebrate the life of the Hall of Fame broadcaster, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 94, before Friday’s game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

A fan wears a “It’s Time for Dodgers Baseball” t-shirt as the Dodgers celebrate the life of Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 94, before Friday’s game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

Valentin and Venessa Preciado of Lake Elsinore show off their Vin Scully t-shirts as the Dodgers celebrate the life of the Hall of Fame broadcaster, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 94, before Friday’s game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

A wreath sits next to pictures of Vin Scully as part of a display before Friday’s game against the Padres at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers celebrated the life of the Hall of Fame broadcaster, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 94, with a pregame ceremony. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

Nelly Ramirez, left, Lupe Marchese of Gardena wear their Vin Scully T-shirts around Dodger Stadium in honor of the Hall of Fame broadcaster before Friday night’s game against the San Diego Padres. Scully passed away Tuesday night at the age of 94, and Friday’s pregame tribute included a video, a banner below the broadcast booth and Manager Dave Roberts addressing the crowd. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Sean Manaea warms up in the outfield next to a Vin Scully logo as the Dodgers celebrate the life of Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 94, before Friday’s game at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

Members of the Dodgers grounds crew prepare a Vin Scully logo on the mound prior to the team’s game against the San Diego Padres on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. The team was preparing to celebrate the life of the Hall of Fame broadcaster, who passed away Tuesday night at the age of 94. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

A fan wears a Vin Scully T-shirt before a ceremony honoring the longtime Dodgers broadcaster prior to the Dodgers’ game against the San Diego Padres on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. Scully passed away Tuesday at 94. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Fans wear their Vin Scully t-shirts around the stadium as the Dodgers celebrate the life of the Hall of Fame broadcaster, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 94, before Friday’s game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

Flowers honoring late Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully are seen prior to Friday’s game between the Dodgers and the San Diego Padres on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. Scully, who died at 94 on Tuesday, was honored with a pregame ceremony. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

A display honoring late Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully is seen prior to Friday’s game between the Dodgers and the San Diego Padres on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. Scully, who died at 94 on Tuesday, was honored with a pregame ceremony. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Boyd Roberson, Vin Scully’s stage manager, walks out of the Vin Scully press box as the Dodgers celebrate the life of the Hall of Fame broadcaster, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 94, before Friday’s game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

Fans wear their Vin Scully T-shirts around Dodger Stadium in honor of the Hall of Fame broadcaster before Friday night’s game against the San Diego Padres. Scully passed away Tuesday night at the age of 94, and Friday’s pregame tribute included a video, a banner below the broadcast booth and Manager Dave Roberts addressing the crowd. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

A fan walks past memorabilia of Vin Scully as the Dodgers celebrate the life of the Hall of Fame broadcaster, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 94, before Friday’s game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

Artist Nicholas Gagliarducci paints a portrait of broadcaster Vin Scully near Dodger Stadium before the Dodgers’ game against the San Diego Padres on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. Scully passed away Tuesday at 94 and was honored during a pregame ceremony. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Two fans wear T-shirts honoring broadcaster Vin Scully while waiting in line to enter Dodger Stadium before Friday’s game against the San Diego Padres. The Hall of Fame broadcaster, who died Tuesday night, was honored during a pregame ceremony. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Flowers and gestures left at the Sunset entrance to Dodger Stadium on Friday in a tribute to longtime Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, who died Tuesday at the age of 94. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Fans watch fireworks as photographs honor the memory of longtime Dodgers announcer Vin Scully following the team’s 8-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. Scully, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 94, was honored with a pregame ceremony. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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LOS ANGELES — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts ended a pregame ceremony honoring broadcaster Vin Scully by running the crowd through a chorus of Scully’s famous line, “It’s time for Dodgers baseball.”

Scully, who called Dodgers games for 67 years and retired in 2016, died on Tuesday at age 94.

Behind a beautiful blue sky, there was a moment of silence at Dodger Stadium on Friday for the lovable Scully, followed by a video narrated by Dodgers broadcaster Charley Steiner and accompanied by Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole’s memorable version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

Scully once described a beautiful night as “a cotton candy sky with a canopy of blue.” He was the soundtrack of baseball games for generations of Dodgers fans and a masterful storyteller.

“He’s the connection, the fabric from the fans to the organization,” Roberts told the crowd. “Players change; teams are different. But he was the one constant. And so every night, when you turn on the game, hearing his voice was consistent. And he was the conduit for many to share stories, paint pictures and call a ballgame.”

Roberts said Scully wouldn’t have liked all the attention.

“Vin, as he’s looking down on us right now, well, he hated the spotlight on him,” Roberts said. “Well, this is going to be a very uncomfortable moment right now but he deserves it. Vin was a man of character and integrity and class, a true gentleman. He wasn’t just a Dodger. He loved the game of baseball that we all love and care about.”

Dodgers and San Diego Padres players stood along the first- and third-base lines during the ceremony.

When Scully called his last game at Dodger Stadium in 2016, he had a banner that hung from his booth that read: “I’ll miss you.”

Scully told the crowd that he needed them far more than they needed him. On Friday, it was the crowd’s turn to send a message to Scully, whose last visit to the venue was on June 9, 2021.

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Later during the ceremony, the Dodgers gathered at the mound – where “Vin” was painted – for a photo with the broadcast booth in the background. There was a new banner, unveiled by broadcasters Joe Davis and former Dodger Orel Hershiser, that read, “Vin, we’ll miss you.”

Fans gave a standing ovation when the video concluded with a picture of Scully waving from the field with a rainbow behind him.

The umpires gathered at home plate and looked up to the broadcast booth and tipped their caps in honor of Scully. Dodger starter Tony Gonsolin did the same from the mound.

The Dodgers set up tributes throughout the stadium, adding bouquets of flowers wherever there was Scully memorabilia. Some of Scully’s most prized possessions – including his World Series rings – will be featured at Dodger Stadium during the next homestand, which begins Aug. 19.

At the stadium entrance, with the welcome sign denoting the address as 1000 Vin Scully Avenue, fans dropped letters, posters, jerseys and thank you signs to the man who became the voice of the team for generations.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

What a tribute.

VN pic.twitter.com/2eHT0RBGCp

— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) August 6, 2022

This one's for you, Vin.

“It's time for Dodger baseball!” pic.twitter.com/xYGNebN67F

— MLB (@MLB) August 6, 2022

We'll miss our time together, Vin. You will never be forgotten. pic.twitter.com/6ouMrox9R8

— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 6, 2022

A moment of silence for Vin Scully. pic.twitter.com/jeoZy6niXq

Vin’s team. pic.twitter.com/DZxxQnGv2l