Three days after greater than 52,000 individuals packed Dodger Stadium to say goodbye to Vin Scully throughout an emotional pregame ceremony earlier than the sport in opposition to the Padres, a personal funeral was held Monday for the beloved longtime broadcaster.
The Dodgers confirmed the personal ceremony was held Monday morning, however supplied no different particulars.
CBS2 reported that dozens of Scully’s buddies, household and colleagues attended a Mass at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Westlake Village, the place Scully typically attended companies.
Amongst these to attend have been former Dodgers Steve Garvey and Nomar Garciaparra, in response to the station.
Scully — who broadcast Dodger video games on radio and tv for 67 years, going again to the group’s days in Brooklyn — died final Tuesday on the age of 94.
Throughout Friday’s Dodger Stadium salute — held previous to the group’s first dwelling sport following his dying — the Dodgers and Padres have been lined up alongside the third- and first-base strains for a second of silence adopted by a tribute video performed on the stadium’s message board.
The complete Dodger group then huddled across the mound, watching one other tribute video to Scully that included images with some present and former Dodgers gamers and broadcasters.
Supervisor Dave Roberts then addressed the sellout crowd introduced at 52,714.
“Vin, as he’s trying down on us proper now, hated the highlight on him. That is going to be very uncomfortable for him as a result of this second proper now he actually deserved,” Roberts mentioned. “Vin was a person of character, integrity, class, a real gentleman. He simply wasn’t a Dodger. He liked the sport of baseball that all of us love and care about.”
“Vin, you may be missed,” Roberts advised the gang. “We love you. We’ll take into consideration you day by day. Every single day we come right here, each fan that reveals as much as Dodger Stadium, you’ll at all times be remembered, you’ll at all times be linked to those 5 phrases, “It’s time for Dodger baseball.”
Roberts then exhorted the gang to get on their ft and “on the depend of three, yell as loud as you’ll be able to, ‘It’s time for Dodger baseball’” so Mr. Vin can hear us from blue heaven.”
That was Scully’s signature name. He retired following the 2016 season.
Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.