Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, who died Tuesday at age 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 brought the Dodger organization to Southern California, 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 better. When you stop to understand the impact he had then, as well as today, it’s extraordinary.
We’ve 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 thrilled to be commissioned by the LA Times to work on an illustration by Vin Scully. As a storyteller myself , it is a huge honor to be able to capture his likeness and his legacy through my work.
From Chang’s biography: Sophia Chang hails from the borough of Queens, New York, and in less than a decade, she has managed to make a name for herself in the global art, design and design community. streetwear. She has collaborated with Samsung, Nike, Refinery29, Adidas, Apple, Footlocker, HBO and the NBA to name a few.
“For this particular piece, I really wanted to create something special and eye-catching for a legendary figure and shine a light on his incredible life’s work.”
Based on Ross’ biography: a sports design specialist based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He currently designs graphics for the NBA and MLB, as well as Bleacher Report, Chicago Bulls, and more.
“I was very proud to have created two illustrations for the LA Times celebrating the man and legend, Vin Scully. I hope he would have approved of them.
According to Carter’s biography: A professional illustrator for nearly two decades, Carter’s style combines a strong foundation in portraiture with a unique sense of visual and conceptual problem solving. He creates striking, vibrant and textured illustrations and portraits ranging from realistic to surreal. He lives and works as a professional freelance illustrator in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
“I wanted my piece to honor Vin’s legacy as the quintessential voice of baseball by capturing the excitement he brought to so many of the game’s iconic moments.”
Excerpt from Sweitzer’s biography: Nate Sweitzer is a Chicago-born illustrator who attended the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. His work emphasizes figurative drawing, the creation of textural marks and conceptual solutions. Among his clients are “They Changed the Game”, a recently published book on creativity in sport.
Pick up a copy of these portraits in Saturday’s print edition of the Los Angeles Times, available on newsstands and online at store.latimes.com.