Things are looking up for our boys in blue. One day after completing a new trade that brought Red Sox’s Adrian Gonzalez and Josh Beckett to the Dodgers, the team announced that legendary sports announcer Vin Scully will be returning for the 2013 season!
Scully, 84, has been as much of an institution to the Dodgers as the players have, and his return to the broadcast booth will mark an unprecedented 64th season with the team – the longest run for any sports announcer with a single team.
“The new ownership of the Dodgers has revitalized the city, the team, the fans and myself,” Scully said in a statement released by the Dodgers, according to CBS LA. “I am so convinced of their great purpose and leadership that I eagerly look forward to joining them in pursuit of the next Dodgers championship.”
Scully will call all Dodgers’ home games and away games in Arizona. And fun fact, since his start with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1950, Scully has called three perfect games, 25 no-hitters, 25 World Series and 12 All-Star games.
“Vin is a treasure to the Dodgers, baseball and the city of Los Angeles and having him continuing his work in the broadcast booth next season means a great deal to all of us,” owner Mark Walter said in a statement.