Vin Scully will return to the booth in 2014

The Los Angeles Dodgers legendary broadcaster Vin Scully will return next season to call games for his 65th year.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the Dodgers play-by-play announcer will be returning to the broadcast booth for the 2014 season. The news was also announced by the Dodgers on Twitter.

“It has been such an exciting, enjoyable, wonderful season — the big crowds in the ballpark, everybody is talking about the ball club, and I really respect, admire and love the management — so everything just fell into place,” Scully said.

“I really still enjoy it immensely. My health is good, thank God. So why not? And my wife said, ‘Why not?’ as well.”

Scully received the Ford Frick Award from the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982 and is the longest-tenured broadcaster for any team in the history of professional sports, the Bleacher Report notes.

The 85-year-old made his broadcasting debut in 1950, when few American households had television sets. He has been calling games for the Dodgers ever since.

Scully is revered as one of the best in baseball. He has called numerous World Series, including in 1956 when Don Larsen of the New York Yankees threw a perfect game against the Dodgers, the only perfect game in World Series history.


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