Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully at press conference to announce the sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Guggenheim baseball management team at Dodger Stadium. Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE
Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully, now 84 years old, is in his 63rd consecutive season of broadcasting Dodgers games, beginning in Brooklyn in 1950 and continuing through the Dodgers' move to Los Angeles in 1958, to this day.
In 2013, he'll make it 64 seasons. Bill Shaikin:
Vin Scully is coming back. The Dodgers are expected to announce Sunday that Scully will return to the Dodgers' broadcast booth next season.
Scully has been the sound of summer in Southern California for more than half a century, from transistor radios to Twitter. We are blessed to be able to pull up a chair and spend part of another year with him.
Scully no longer broadcasts the entire Dodgers' schedule; he limits himself to home games at Dodger Stadium and most road games through the NL West, as well as Dodger games at Anaheim against the Angels, about 110-115 games per year. But this could be interesting:
The Dodgers are scheduled to play at Yankee Stadium next season. What could be better than Scully making a rare trip to the East Coast, weaving stories of Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle in between pitches to Matt Kemp and Derek Jeter?
Perhaps one more trip back East for Scully? He did so in 2010 when the Dodgers made their most recent trip to Fenway Park.