The Los Angeles Dodgers apparently can do no wrong in the second half of the 2013 season. From their incredible run to making all of the right decisions on the field, manager Don Mattingly and the Dodgers organization seem to be getting it all right. On Thursday, the rumors of Vin Scully’s return started flying and were finally confirmed Friday morning:
OFFICIAL: Vin Scully will return for his 65th season! pic.twitter.com/h7iPzktZvc
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 23, 2013
Scully has been a part of the Dodgers organization longer than just about anyone, dating all the way back to when the team resided in Brooklyn. At the young age of 23, Scully started working in the broadcast booth for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1950. He traveled with the team to Los Angeles in 1958 and has continued to call Dodgers games for the last 64 seasons.
Scully has not only been a pivotal part of the Dodgers’ organization, but has also been a key figure in baseball history. Of the 23 total perfect games in MLB history, Scully has called three of them, including Don Larsen’s perfect game, the only one in World Series history.
Besides these games, Scully has been present to call some of the biggest and most memorable moments: Hank Aaron’s 715th home run, Kirk Gibson’s walk-off home run in the World Series and Bill Buckner’s ground ball through the legs.
Commonly known as the standard for MLB broadcasters, Dodgers fans and baseball fans in general are blessed to be able to hear that golden voice for one more year. I would love to read your comments about any broadcasters you think are better than Vin Scully, or why you love Vin!