Directions to Dodger Stadium: Take Vin Scully Avenue
Dodger legend Vin Scully, left, with his wife, Sandra Hunt, thanks Dodgers' fans at a dedication ceremony unveiling a street sign of his namesake at the entrance to Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, April 11, 2016. At right is Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Despite some opposition, the Los Angeles City Council on Friday officially renamed Elysian Park Avenue after the revered announcer, who's been the voice of the Dodgers for 67 years. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
LOS ANGELES (AP) On their way to Dodger Stadium for the team's home opener, fans can now take Vin Scully Avenue into the main gate.
The city of Los Angeles renamed a section of roadway from Sunset Boulevard to Stadium Way in honor of the 88-year-old Hall of Fame announcer Monday.
Signs replacing the old name of Elysian Avenue were already posted when Scully appeared in front of a few hundred fans to accept the honor. He drew cheers when opening with his familiar greeting of ''Hi everybody, and a very pleasant good afternoon to all of you.''
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Scully is set to broadcast the final home opener of his 67-year career on Tuesday, when the Dodgers host the Arizona Diamondbacks. He plans to retire at season's end after having called games since the team's early days in Brooklyn.