Vin Scully: The Los Angeles Dodgers pay tribute to the legendary network

Scully, who was the voice of the Dodgers for more than six decades, died Tuesday at his home in Hidden Hills, Los Angeles County, at the age of 94.

The Dodgers held a pregame ceremony to commemorate the Hall of Famer before their game against the San Diego Padres. Players and staff stood on the pitch while watching a special video.

“Vin was a man of character, integrity and class – a true gentleman,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts during the ceremony. “He wasn’t just a Dodger. He loved the game of baseball, which we all love and care about.”

Roberts added: “Vin you will be missed. We love you. We will think of you every day, every game we come here to, every fan that shows up at Dodger Stadium.

“There’s a reason you’ll always be remembered. They will always be associated with these five words: It’s Dodger Baseball time.”

During his last broadcast at the stadium in 2016, Scully hung an “I’ll Miss You” banner at his booth. On Friday, a new banner that read “Vin we will miss you” hung from the press box named in his honor.

Players continued to wear black patches on their shirts with a microphone and the word “Vin.” The team will wear it for the rest of the season.

The Dodgers also said Scully’s World Series rings, which are among his most prized possessions, will be on display at the stadium beginning August 19.

Despite the emotionally charged ceremony, the Dodgers beat the Padres 8-1.

A graduate of Fordham University, Scully began his career with the Dodgers at their original home in Brooklyn, New York, when he was recruited by Hall of Famer Red Barber as the third man on the crew.

At 25, he became the youngest person to air a World Series game in 1953, and when Barber joined the New York Yankees two years later, Scully became the voice of the Dodgers.

Among his many honors, Scully has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Ford C. Frick Award from the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In addition to covering the Dodgers, he has also been featured on national television as an announcer for golf and football and baseball.

CNN’s Seán Federico-O’Murchú contributed coverage.