With all the villains hanging around the game lately, it's refreshing when one of baseball's true good guys says he's sticking around awhile longer. Longtime Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully announced he will be returning next season.
It will mark Scully’s 65th year with the Dodgers.
Scully told the Los Angeles Times,
"It has been such an exciting, enjoyable, wonderful season — the big crowds in the ballpark, everybody is talking about the ballclub, and I really respect, admire and love the management — so everything just fell into place. As a baseball man, and someone who has always loved the game, the situation and the conditions are perfect."
Scully, who started with the Dodgers while they were still in Brooklyn in 1950, has voiced many memorable baseball moments. Among his calls were Don Larsen's perfect game in the '56 World Series, Hank Aaron breaking Babe Ruth's record and Kirk Gibson's improbable walkoff home run in the 1988 World Series.
But Red Sox fans may remember Scully best for what happened one October night in 1986:
It will be great to have one of baseball's best ambassador's of the game around another season.
Baseball has had its share of legendary and colorful broadcasters over the years. From the Tigers Ernie Harwell and the Cubs Harry Caray to "This Week in Baseball's" Mel Allen and the late, great Red Sox announcer Ned Martin, their voices shaped the game for many of our childhoods.