Mike Emrick to receive Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting
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Mike "Doc" Emrick was honored by the Devils at Prudential Center on Feb. 24, 2012. (Photo: Getty Images)
NBC Sports Emmy Award-winning hockey play-by-play broadcaster and longtime Voice of the New Jersey Devils Mike “Doc” Emrick has been selected to be the eighth recipient of the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting from WFUV Radio (90.7 FM/wfuv.org).
The award recognizes the iconic “Voice of the Dodgers” for over 60 years and renowned Fordham University alumnus (1949). WFUV was the launching pad to his Hall of Fame broadcast career. WFUV is the noncommercial, member-supported public media service of Fordham University for more than 65 years.
“When I received the call from Vin Scully that I’d been selected to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award that bears his name, I was speechless, and that’s rare for me,” said Emrick. “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.”
Emrick will be presented with the Scully Award on Monday, Nov. 2, at “On the Record: A Celebration of Achievement in News and Sports Broadcasting,” a benefit for WFUV, at the Costantino Room at Fordham Law School (150 W. 62nd Street, NYC).
Previous Scully Award recipients include: inaugural honoree Scully (2008), Dick Enberg (2009), Ernie Harwell (2010), Pat Summerall (2011), Al Michaels (2012), Bob Costas (2013), andVerne Lundquist (2014).
Emrick joined NBC and NBCSN on a full-time basis in 2011, after serving as the television voice of the Devils for the previous 18 seasons (21 overall), and is the lead play-by-play voice for NBC Sports Group’s NHL coverage. Now in his 39th year covering professional hockey, including 32 in the National Hockey League, Emrick has called more than 3,000 hockey games in his broadcast career.
Emrick has worked on 25 consecutive Stanley Cup Playoffs, 14 Stanley Cup Finals series, and ten NHL All-Star Games.