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Doc Emrick to be Presented Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award

Emrick becomes the eighth broadcaster to be given the award.

Mike “Doc” Emrick. (Getty Images)

Mike “Doc” Emrick. (Getty Images)


Mike “Doc” Emrick, the voice of the NHL on NBC will be presented with the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting, by New York radio station WFUV on November 2, 2015.

Emrick becomes the eighth broadcaster to be awarded the prestigious honor named for the longtime Los Angeles Dodgers announcer and Fordham University alumnus, Vin Scully. The most recent honoree, Emrick, has been preceded by inaugural honoree Scully in 2008, Dick Enberg (2009), Ernie Harwell (2010), Pat Summerall (2011), Al Michaels (2012), Bob Costas (2013) and Verne Lundquist in( 2014).

Emrick said, “When I received the call from Vin Scully to receive the Lifetime Achievement award that bears his name, I was speechless, and that’s rare for me.”

Prior to becoming the lead voice on NBC, in 2011, he spent 18 seasons calling games for the New Jersey Devils. Over the course of his career, Emrick has called 25 consecutive Stanley Cup Playoffs, 14 Stanley Cup Finals, 10 NHL All Star Games and seven Winter Olympic games, in 32 years covering the NHL and 39 years of broadcasting hockey. In 2011, Emrick, became first member of the media to be inducted into the US hockey Hall of Fame.

Emrick will be presented with the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement award at the November 2 ceremony titled, “On the Record: A Celebration of Achievement in News and Sports Broadcasting.”  A benefit for the Fordham University radio station, WFUV, at Fordham Law School. Emrick said, “Although I am sure the event in November will be another lifetime memory, I have never forgotten the call and the knowledge of the past honorees who voted me this honor, I am grateful to Vin and to WFUV and all on the selection committee.”

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