Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, who died Tuesday at the age of 94, is considered the greatest figure in franchise history, even though he never played for the team.
Scully called Dodgers games for 67 seasons and helped the team establish a relationship with the city when it moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles before the 1958 season.
“It was Vinny who introduced the Dodger organization to Southern California, to Los Angeles,” former owner Peter O’Malley said. “It wasn’t the first baseman, or the manager, or the team. There was no one who could have done it better. When you pause to understand the impact that he had then, as well as today, it’s extraordinary.”
We commissioned four artists to commemorate Scully’s career as the legendary voice of the Dodgers. Here are their portraits.
“Working on baseball cards as an illustrator really opened up the world of baseball to me. I was excited to be commissioned by L.A. Times to work on an illustration of Vin Scully. As a storyteller myself, it is huge honor to be able to capture his likeness and his legacy through my work.”
From Chang’s bio: Sophia Chang hails from the borough of Queens, New York, and in less than a decade managed to champion a name for herself in the art, design and streetwear community worldwide. She has collaborated with Samsung, Nike, Refinery29, Adidas, Apple, Footlocker, HBO, and the NBA to name a few.
“For this particular piece really just wanted to create something special and eye-catching for a legendary figure and shine a light on his incredible life’s work.”
From Ross’ bio: A specialist in sports