Vin Scully to return as Dodgers broadcaster next season
The Dodgers announced early Sunday that Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully will return next year for a 62nd season behind the microphone. He will continue to call all home games as well as road contests against National League West opponents.
“I’m just honored and humbled to continue my association with the Dodgers, which has been a major part of my life,” Scully said in a release. Scully has long hinted at retirement after the 2010 season.
Scully began his baseball broadcasting career in 1950 and since then had gone on to call three perfect games, 19 no-hitters, 25 World Series and 12 All-Star games. He was also at the microphone for Kirk Gibson’s miraculous Game 1 homer in the 1988 World Series, Hank Aaron’s record-setting 715th home run, Barry Bonds’ record-breaking 71st, 72nd and 73rd home runs and the scoreless-inning streaks of Dodger greats Don Drysdale and Orel Hershiser.
He has been the lead broadcaster for the team since the Dodgers left Brooklyn for Los Angeles following the 1957 season.
-- Kevin Baxter