Vin Scully will be back where he belongs next season, behind the microphone calling Dodgers’ games. The Los Angeles Times’ Bill Shaikin confirmed early Friday morning the 85-year-old broadcasting titan will return for his 65th season.
“It has been such an exciting, enjoyable, wonderful season — the big crowds in the ballpark, everybody is talking about the ballclub, 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 said he hopes to see the Dodgers, who are 28-5 since the All-Star Break, reach their first World Series since 1988. As usual Scully didn’t want the spotlight placed on him. He downplayed any potential fan petition to see him work the national television broadcast on FOX, instead saying he’ll happily call the games on radio should the Dodgers make the Fall Classic.
How many other men can say they called a perfect game from Sandy Koufax and a save from Mariano Rivera?
Finally some good news for baseball, which we can all agree on.