Legendary L.A. Dodgers Announcer Vin Scully Will Return in 2015 For His 66th Season
Los Angeles Dodgers TV and radio play by play announcer Vin Scully has been broadcasting games for the team since 1950, when the franchise was in Brooklyn and still eight years from moving to the West Coast. Scully has been one of the iconic figures in sports broadcasting for decades, and at his age (he turns 87 in November) he’s taking things one year at time as to how long he’ll continue to broadcast. The last few years, Scully has worked the Dodgers’ home games and select road games, which is still a pretty busy schedule for an 86 year old.
For those who were wondering if Scully would return for a 66th season in 2015, he put the issue to rest on July 29th:
To put the length of time he’s spent with the Dodgers into perspective, consider this: people who were born in 1950 when Scully began broadcasting will be eligible for Medicare next year. The list of baseball milestones Scully has covered (he also did national broadcasts of the baseball post season in the 1970’s and 80’s) would fill several pages, but here’s audio of his coverage of Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax’s perfect game in 1965. Back then, there were much fewer games on television, and the Dodgers televised even fewer than other teams because club officials thought it cut into attendance too much.