It's time for White House Honors!
At least we think that's what Vin Scully's going to say later this month when he heads to the White House to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor bestowed upon a civilian.
Every year, the President selects extraordinary citizens to receive the coveted award for helping push America forward and "Inspiring millions of people around the world."
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This year, Scully was chosen among 21 other individuals including Los Angeles Lakers legend, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Chicago Bulls great Michael Jordan, actors Robert De Niro, Robert Redford, and Tom Hanks, billionaire Bill Gates, and musician Bruce Springsteen.
On Wednesday, the White House released a video of Press Secretary Josh Earnest calling the Hall of Fame Dodgers broadcaster to tell him that President Obama had chosen him for the annual award.
Scully's stunned reaction was priceless, but moreover, it was Earnest's reaction of genuine happiness and glee after getting off the phone with the soon-to-be 89-year-old play caller that was even more fantastic.
As usual, Scully was humble in his response.
"Oh my gosh, no. Are you sure? I'm just an old baseball announcer," he told Earnest.
Earnest let him know he was indeed sure that Scully was a recipient of the award and made the call with Scully short and brief.
The awards will be handed out at the White House on November 22nd, 2016.