Vin Scully is widely considered to be among the greatest broadcasters that the sports world has ever seen. The legend and MLB Hall of Famer has announced that he’ll return to the broadcast booth for the 2014 season, his unprecedented 65th year in the booth. There had been speculation that Scully may retire at season’s end but that won’t be the case it would seem.
Scully will continue to broadcast all of the Los Angeles Dodgers home games, as well as their road games in California and Arizona. The team’s games will be broadcast on SportsNet LA, a new regional sports network started by the team with funding from Time Warner Cable, starting next season.
In a statement released by the team (according to Arash Markazi at ESPNLA.com), Scully noted how how excited he is to return:
I have thoroughly enjoyed the excitement of this season, and there is no way I could leave this truly remarkable team and our great fans. With my wife Sandi’s blessing, I’ve decided I’d like to come back and do it again next season. I love what the new ownership has brought to the team and the energy provided by the fans, who have packed renovated Dodger Stadium. It reminds me that other than being home with my family there is no place else I’d rather be.
Now in his 80s, Scully stated his career behind the microphone at the age of 22 for a Brooklyn Dodgers team that had yet to win a championship. In 1953 he became the youngest to broadcast a World Series game and has since called a whopping 25 World Series series. He moved West with the team and has enjoyed a remarkable career to date. Scully has called three perfect games, 25 no-hitters, and 12 All Star Games. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1982.