WATCH: Dodgers legend Vin Scully receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

Not long ago, retired Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully learned that he would be one of 21 luminaries to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom this year. On Tuesday, Scully was at the White House along with notable fellow honorees like Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Redford, Tom Hanks, and Diana Ross.

Now let's have a look and a listen as President Obama introduces Mr. Scully ...

And here's the moment at which Mr. Scully receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom ...

Did I detect a bit of emotion from the honoree in question? Indeed, and understandably so.

Finally, a relevant image from the proceedings ...

I can confirm that that's a stellar photograph.

Scully of course retired at the end the 2016 season after 67 years as Dodgers broadcaster. He continues to lead a life well-lived, and even in retirement he's more than capable of brightening our days.

CBS Sports Writer

Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for and He's the author of three books, the most recent being Reggie Jackson: The... Full Bio

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