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Vin Scully released from hospital after fall, plans Sunday telecast

March 19, 2010 |  3:34 pm

Vin Scully was back home Friday and planning his first spring-training telecast in Arizona this weekend after a fall at his Hidden Hills home led to an overnight hospital stay as a precaution.

Scully, 82, was taken to the hospital for overnight observation Thursday night after he rose from bed too quickly, fell and bumped his head, Dodgers spokesman Josh Rawitch said.

The legendary broadcaster left the hospital about 11 a.m. Friday and issued a statement of thanks "to everyone for their thoughts and prayers, and I apologize for any concern that I caused."

Scully plans to telecast the Dodgers' Cactus League game against the Cleveland Indians on Sunday at the Dodgers' Camelback Ranch spring-training complex.

"That's outstanding news," said Dodgers pitcher Jeff Weaver, who grew up in Southern California listening to Scully broadcast Dodgers games.

"You obviously never want to hear a story that something like that happened, especially out of the blue," Weaver said. "But to see that he had a speedy recovery and he's going to be back this weekend to televise a game is something Dodgers fans are definitely looking forward to. He's the voice of the franchise."

Scully, who was inducted into the broadcaster's wing of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., in 1982, is starting his 61st season as the Dodgers’ broadcaster. He is scheduled to broadcast all of the Dodgers’ home games as well as their road games against National League West and American League West opponents.

-- Jim Peltz in Phoenix

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