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Vin Scully is returning to his post in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ announcer booth for his 67th season, the team announced Friday.
“It’ll be a very pleasant 2016. Vin Scully to return for his 67th season,” the baseball team tweeted.
The announcer also told fans and audiences the news at the Dodgers-Cubs game after the top of the second inning, according to the team’s website.
“I talked it over with my wife, Sandi, and my family and we’ve decided to do it again in 2016,” Scully said. “There’s no place like home and Dodger Stadium and we look forward to being a part of it with all of our friends.”
Dodgers’ president and CEO Stan Kasten said in a statement, “Vin is a national treasure and the Dodgers couldn’t be happier to have him back at the microphone in 2016.” He continued, “Vin makes every broadcast special and generation after generation of Dodger fans have been blessed to be able to listen to him create his poetic magic since 1950. We look forward to adding many new chapters to that legacy in 2016.”
Scully works on a one-year contract each season and did his first game with the team in 1950, which was then in Brooklyn.
In 2013, Scully considered retiring from his position. “Right, I’m pretty well sure — and I don’t want to go back and forth with it — but I’m looking to next year and thinking that should be about it,” he said in a radio interview.
No broadcaster has been with the team as long as the 87-year-old Hall of Fame broadcaster, who was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.
OFFICIAL: It’ll be a very pleasant 2016. Vin Scully to return for his 67th season. pic.twitter.com/i2WrutItRO
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 29, 2015
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