The Los Angeles Dodgers honored late vin scully on Tuesday, 73 years to the day of its first regular-season broadcast.

Scully, who called dodgers games for 67 years, passed away in August at the age of 94.

Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully waves to the crowd alongside his wife Sandra Hunt before the Dodgers take on the Chicago Cubs in Game 5 of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 20, 2016 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

The Dodgers played a video tribute to the broadcast legend, gave away Vin Scully jerseys to the first 40,000 fans in attendance, and members of Scully’s family threw out the first pitch.

VIN SCULLY’S LEGACY IS BIGGER THAN BASEBALL

«He’s ‘the’ guy. You can have a conversation about who’s second best, but there’s no dispute or discussion about who was the best of all time, all things considered,» baseball announcer Bob Costas said Tuesday. to Sports Central LA. .

«He was the best, and he also had the best platform. The best stage,» he continued.

Scully’s first broadcast was on April 18, 1950, when the Brooklyn Dodgers faced the Philadelphia Phillies in Shibe Park.

«Don Newcombe was going to be our pitcher,» Scully said at a news conference the day before her final broadcast at Dodger Stadium, according to Fox 11.

«Red Barber assigned me to do the fourth inning. They didn’t trust me more than one inning. I get it.

Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully waves to the crowd after leading the chant of "Take me to the ball game" during the seventh inning stretch of a game with the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium on September 24, 2016 in Los Angeles.  The Dodgers won 14-1.

Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully waves to the crowd after leading the chant of «Take Me Out to the Ball Game» during the seventh inning stretch of the game with the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium on September 24, 2016 in Los Angeles. The Dodgers won 14-1. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

«My first game, Newcombe didn’t make it to the fourth inning. That’s all I really remember, plus the fact that I was terrified.»

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The Dodgers honored Scully in the best way possible, whitewashing the New York Mets for a 5-0 victory on Tuesday night.

Starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw earned his 200th career win, pitching seven scoreless innings on just three hits and striking out nine.

«The goal is to win and that’s why tonight is great, because it’s a team stat, a win,» Kershaw said. «For me, being able to do that 200 times is just a product of being on great teams. That’s why I really like it tonight.»

Clayton Kershaw, #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers, reacts after making the third out against the New York Mets in the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium on April 18, 2023 in Los Angeles.

Clayton Kershaw, #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers, reacts after making the third out against the New York Mets in the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium on April 18, 2023 in Los Angeles. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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Kershaw is now 11-0 with a 2.03 ERA in his 17-year career. regular season begins against the Mets.

«It took a lot of hard work and for us to be a part of it and to see it happen in real time is really special,» Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. «It’s certainly individual in the sense that it’s 200 wins, which very few have or ever will. But he said it’s a compilation of good teams he’s been a part of and that just shows his humility.»

Associated Press contributed to this report