Vin Scully, the beloved former broadcaster for the Los Angeles Dodgers, will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama on November 22.
“The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. From scientists, philanthropists, and public servants to activists, athletes, and artists, these 21 individuals have helped push America forward, inspiring millions of people around the world along the way.”
Baseball Hall of Famer Scully will be among twenty other recipients, which includes Kareem-Abdul Jabber, Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks and Bruce Springsteen.
What a wonderful award to receive, and just in time for his 89th birthday (November 29). Three cheers for Vinny!