The legendary voice of the Dodgers, Vin Scully, has announced that he will be returning for his 64th season. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1982, Scully is one of the most recognizable voices in all of sports, and he has become a staple in the Dodgers pressbox for the last 63 seasons. Scully is being honored with a bobblehead on August 30 as the Dodgers host the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks, I’m doing everything possible to make sure I get my Dodger blue butt in a seat.
Scully is widely regarded as the greatest sportscaster of all time, Dodger fan, or not. His 63 years of services marks the longest tenure in broadcasting. He’s been calling all nine innings of Dodger baseball for a very long time. He still calls all nine innings ofÂ the Dodgers’ television broadcasts on Prime Ticket and KCAL 9, the first three innings of Scully’s games can be heard on AM 570 Fox Sports LA. Next season Scully will again call all Dodgers home and road games in California and Arizona.
â€œThe new ownership of the Dodgers has revitalized the city, the team, the fans and myself,â€ Scully said. â€œI am so convinced of their great purpose and leadership that I eagerly look forward to joining them in pursuit of the next Dodgers championship.â€
After all, Scully hasn’t seen a World Series since 1988, one more might just be all he wants before he decides to hang up the microphone.
Scully began his broadcasting career back in 1950, calling the games back when the Dodgers were still in Brooklyn. When Vin began broadcasting, the Dodgers didn’t have a World Series championship yet. Three years later, at the age of 25, he became the youngest person to ever broadcast a World Series game. A couple short years later, in1955, he had what he calls his most memorable moment, as he called the Dodgersâ€™ first and only championship in Brooklyn.
That wasn’t all, Scully has witnessed Dodger greats like Orel Hershiser, Kirk Gibson, Fernando Valenzuela, Mike Piazza, Hideo Nomo, and Sandy Koufax. Calling three perfect games, 25 no-hitters, 25 World Series, and 12 All-Star Games. We heard his voice during one of the most iconic moments in Dodgers history,Â Kirk Gibsonâ€™s miraculous game 1 homer in the 1988 World Series. We also heard him calling all nine innings inÂ Sandy Koufaxâ€™s iconic four no-hitters, and perfect game.
Scully was also there when Manny Ramirez arrived at Dodger Stadium in the summer of 2008, when Mannywood when crazy in Los Angeles. Scully called the Dodgers return to NL West supremacy in 2008 and 2009. Now, he’s here for the new era of the Dodgers. With Hanley Ramirez, Shane Victorino, Clayton Kershaw, Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Â and Adrian Gonzalez. The prelude to a World Series return for the Dodgers? I don’t know about you, but I would love to hear Scully call one more World Series game.
The Dodgers aren’t the Dodgers without Vin Scully. He’s loved by fans, to this day fans arrive to Dodger Stadium with their radios in hand, because watching a Dodger game without Scully covering all the details, just isn’t a Dodger game. A Dodger Dog, some peanuts, a cold beer, the smell of the grass, the cheers of the fans around you is great, but without Vin something is missing. The sound of Scully’s voice still completes the full experience for Dodger fans. The day will come when his time will be done, but for now it’s time for Dodger baseball…