With some help from specially anointed Los Angeles Dodgers correspondent Jimmy Kimmel and Dodgers’ owner Magic Johnson, an important and surprise announcement was made during Friday’s game against the Chicago Cubs.
A video was played on the screens at Dodger Stadium to announce the return of one of Major League Baseball’s long-standing icons — Vin Scully decided to return in 2016 for an unprecedented 67th season as the broadcaster and voice of the Dodgers.
Scully began his career in 1950 when he became the announcer of the Brooklyn Dodgers, then made the move with the franchise to Los Angeles in 1958.
His noteworthy achievements include being on the call for 25 World Series, 12 All-Star Games, three perfect games and 25 no-hitters. At the tender age of 25, he became the youngest broadcaster to call a World Series game and in 1982, he was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Scully was behind the microphone for Brooklyn’s lone World Series in franchise history, and he’s called all five titles in Los Angeles. Speaking on behalf of all Dodger fans, we cannot thank Scully enough for all that he has brought to the Dodgers organization and city of Los Angeles.
Video of the surprise announcement is provided via MLB:
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