NBC Sports Emmy Award-winning “Voice of Monday Night Football” Al Michaels becomes the fifth recipient of the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting from WFUV Radio on Thursday night. His NBC colleague and fellow Emmy-winner Bob Costas, also a contributor at MLB Network, will pinch hit and accept the award on the behalf of Michaels at WFUV Spring Gala at Gotham Hall from Fordham’s powerhouse 50,000-watt National Public Radio Station.
Michaels has a family wedding which will force him to miss receiving the hardware in person.
Scully, a proud product of Fordham and WFUV where he honed his broadcast skills before joining the Brooklyn Dodgers, was the inaugural recipient (2008) of the honor that bears his name. Previous recipients also include: Dick Enberg (2009), Ernie Harwell (2010), and Pat Summerall (2011).
Michaels on Scully: “There’s nothing better than receiving an honor with Vin Scully’s name attached to it. I’ve been listening to Vin since I was six or seven years old growing up in Brooklyn and he’s been a tremendous inspiration.”
Scully on Michaels: “Al Michaels is truly a master at his craft, and the consummate professional. He has brought excellence to the airwaves in all of his assignments – from the Super Bowl to the World Series, and everything in between.”