Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, who died Tuesday at the age of 94, is regarded as the greatest man in franchise history, even though he never played for the team.
Scully called Dodgers games for the 67th season and helped the team establish ties with the city when he moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles before the 1958 season.
Former owner Peter O’Malley said, “It was Winnie who started the Dodger organization in Los Angeles, Southern California.” “It wasn’t the first baseman, or the manager, or the team. There was no one to do it better. When you stop to understand the impact it had at the time as well as it is today, it’s extraordinary.”
We hired four artists to celebrate Scully’s career as the great voice of the Dodgers. Here are his pictures.
“Working on baseball cards as an illustrator really opened up the world of baseball for me. I was excited to be hired by the LA Times to work on an illustration for Vin Scully. As a storyteller, my work It is a huge honor to be able to capture his likeness and his legacy through him.”
From Chang’s Bio: Sophia Chang hails from the borough of Queens, New York, and in less than a decade has managed to champion a name for herself in the worldwide art, design and streetwear community. She has collaborated with Samsung, Nike, Refinery29, Adidas, Apple, Footlocker, HBO and the NBA to name a few.
“For this particular piece wanted to create something really special and engaging for a great man and shine a light on his incredible life’s work.”
From Ross’s Bio: Sports design specialist based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Currently creating graphics for the NBA and MLB, as well as Bleacher Report, Chicago Bulls and more.
“I was very proud to create two illustrations for the LA Times to celebrate the man and legend, Vin Scully. I hope he approves of them.”
From Carter’s Bio: A professional painter 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 illustrations that range from the realistic to the surreal. He lives and works as a professional freelance illustrator in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
“I wanted my piece to honor Vin’s legacy as baseball’s quintessential voice, capturing the enthusiasm he brought to the game’s many pivotal moments.”
From Switzer’s Bio: Nate Switzer is a Chicago-born illustrator who attended the College of Creative Studies in Detroit. His work emphasizes figurative drawing, textural mark-making and conceptual solutions. His clients include the recently published book “He Changed the Game” about creativity in sports.
Get a copy of these portraits in Saturday’s print edition, available on newsstands and online store.latimes.com,