Dodgers honor Vin Scully for his 67 years of storytelling

Hall of Fame Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully's initials are painted on the field at Dodger Stadium before the team's baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, in Los Angeles. Scully's final game at the stadium will be Sunday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Dodgers are preparing to honor Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully on his appreciation night.

A stage has been set up in front of home plate at Dodger Stadium, and musicians will play behind the pitcher's mound during the pre-game ceremony Friday night.

Actor Kevin Costner, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax are among the speakers set to pay tribute to the 88-year-old Scully, who is retiring next weekend after Los Angeles concludes its regular season in San Francisco.

The first 50,000 fans in attendance received a typed letter signed by Scully and containing recollections from his 67-year career that began in Brooklyn with the Dodgers and continued when the team moved west for the 1958 season.