Dodger broadcasters Vin Scully, Rick Monday and Fernando Valenzuela were honored Tuesday at the 20th annual Southern California Sports Broadcasters (SCSB) Awards Luncheon at Lakeside Golf Club in Toluca Lake. Dodger broadcast partner KCAL/KCBS was recognized, as was former Dodger and current KCAL host Eric Karros.
Scully, a member of the SCSB Hall of Fame, was chosen as the best Radio Play-by Play announcer by the SCSB for the 13th time. He has also been awarded the Television Play-by-Play winner 10 times and the Sportscaster of the Year, Broadcaster of the Year and Baseball Play-by-Play Award numerous times. Scully will return in 2011 for an unprecedented 62nd season broadcasting Dodger games.
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Monday, who is also in the SCSB Hall of Fame, was honored for Radio Color Commentary by the SCSB. He previously was given the “Chuck Benedict Founders Award” by the organization. 2011 marks Monday’s 18th season as a Dodger broadcaster and 26th season overall with the team, including eight as a player.
Valenzuela, who enters his ninth season broadcasting Dodger games this year, was elected as the Best Foreign Language Broadcaster by the Southern California Sports Broadcasters. This is his second such honor, as he also was recognized in 2006.
KCAL/KCBS was recognized as having the top television anchor staff and Karros was honored for his work co-hosting KCAL’s pre-game show, Think Blue TV.
The Southern California Sports Broadcasters today announced a total of nine winners in categories of radio and TV sportscasting as voted upon by its members. The organization is in its 53rd year in Los Angeles and current and former Dodger broadcasters Vin Scully, Jaime Jarrín, Rick Monday, Don Drysdale, Ross Porter and Jerry Doggett are all members of the organization’s Hall of Fame.