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Vin Scully announces 2012 return

Posted on: August 27, 2011 12:03 am
Edited on: August 27, 2011 12:23 am
 
By Evan Brunell

Vin Scully has announced that he will return to the broadcast booth in 2012 for the Dodgers, extending his Hall of Fame career to a remarkable 63 years.

“I don’t want to make a big deal out of it, you and I have been friends for a long time,” Scully told the audience on Prime Ticket, the television station that broadcasts the Dodgers. “But after a lot of soul searching and a few prayers, we’ve decided that we will come back with the Dodgers for next year. God’s been awfully good to me, allowing me to do the things I love to do. I asked him one more year at least and he said okay."

The announcement comes in the wake of news that the Dodgers have asked its season-ticket holders to evaluate Scully as a broadcaster. Los Angeles later made clear that Scully would hold the job as long as he wished. Scully, 83, has been the play-by-play voice of the Dodgers on the radio and television since joining the booth in 1950 and broadcasting the World Series in 1953 as a 25-year-old, the youngest ever to do so.

Scully announces all Dodger home games and certain road games. He has also broadcasted "three perfect games, 19 no-hitters, 25 World Series and 12 All-Star Games.  He was also at the microphone for Kirk Gibson’s miraculous Game 1 homer in the 1988 World Series, Hank Aaron’s record-setting 715th home run, Barry Bonds’ record-breaking 71st, 72nd and 73rd home runs and the scoreless-inning streaks’ of Dodger greats Don Drysdale and Orel Hershiser," the press release said.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 7:39 am
 

Vin Scully announces 2012 return

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Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: August 28, 2011 2:06 pm
 

Vin Scully announces 2012 return

@Skye4Luck- The Dodgers could do for Vin what the 76ers did for the legendary Dave Zinkoff- retire his microphone when he calls it a career.  "The Zink" has his banner up there to this day with the 76er greats.



Since: Feb 5, 2008
Posted on: August 28, 2011 2:11 am
 

Vin Scully announces 2012 return

you really seem to believe that a broadcaster should be trained.

I will just say this. There is only one Vin sculley



Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: August 28, 2011 1:17 am
 

Vin Scully announces 2012 return

he is truly a legend however, the days of the one man booth are long gone. they should'vehada two man booth going the past 5 years so he could train his successor. now another monotone season of dodger games and then what?? someone to take over without the knowledge of how scully did it. another dropped ball by dodgers brass. get another person in their with vin while you can or else the future broadcasts will be lackluster



Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: August 27, 2011 5:26 pm
 

Vin Scully announces 2012 return

The all time best announcer in any sport - hands down.  Having grown up in LA I've been blessed to hear local annoucers Chick Hearn (Lakers), Dick Enberg (Rams and UCLA), and Bob Miller (Kings), but Vinny is the greatest.  Sixty-three years, wow.  I've in several other areas in the last 35 years and have heard many other good local announcers - Ernie Harwell with the Tigers and Kevin Harlan with the Chiefs come to mind - but no comparison.  You go Vinny!



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: August 27, 2011 3:23 pm
 

Vin Scully announces 2012 return

Vin is truly the Eastern most in quality, the Western most in flavor.
Nobody compares. Even with a side of Jerry Dogstone, Vin shines as the main course.
In an insipid move to dim Vin's shine, media morons in Los Angeles brought in the village idiot, KNBC's Ross Porter.
Vin shrugged him off like water off a duck's back. (and yet somehow made Ross sparkle)
Yep. Vinnie? YOU ARE BASEBALL.
Always impartial, but always knew how to call the play in such a manner that had a bazillion transistor radios at
max vol in Chavez Ravine.
Yeah, I was just a kid, but you made radio broadcasts of Dodger baseball MAGICAL.
So a tip 'o the Dodger cap to MR. BROADCASTER.
There has never been anyone better at painting a baseball portrait::::::::::::::




Since: Aug 27, 2011
Posted on: August 27, 2011 2:40 pm
 

Vin Scully announces 2012 return

I grew up listening to Vin and Jerry Doggett after the Dodgers moved to LA in the ‘50s.    These two taught me more about baseball then
any coach could have.  I moved away from LA in the ‘80s and the only thing I’ve missed is Vin Scully’s voice.  Truly one-of-a-kind, there never will be
another like him.  May he live forever…




Since: Nov 13, 2009
Posted on: August 27, 2011 2:29 pm
 

Vin Scully announces 2012 return

Vin Scully-The Man with the Golden Voice.


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