In a press release today (October 8, 2015) the Los Angeles Dodgers announced long time and Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully would not be calling any of the Dodgers’s postseason games.
Scully missed the last three games of the regular season, due to a cold, according to the Dodgers, but now they revealed he had a recommended medical procedure that will keep him from the announcers booth for the entire postseason.
The 87-year old Scully is resting comfortably at his home in Westlake Village and plans to be back for next season, his 67th, calling the games for the Dodgers. He plans to retire after next season.
Vin Scully began calling games for the Brooklyn Dodgers during the 1953 World Series when he was 25 — still the youngest person to ever call a World Series game. Only Tommy Lasorda has been with the Dodgers longer than Scully.
While doing my work covering the Dodgers I’ve met Vin Scully. He is a very generous person, talking about broadcasting and he has a great sense of humor. Vin Scully is always smiling and we will miss seeing Vin at Dodger Stadium.
When the Dodgers take on the Mets this weekend for the opening round of the 2015 MLB post season at Dodger Stadium, TV and radio fans will miss the pleasant voice of their long time friend. You know the game is about to start when he says, “It’s time for Dodger baseball! Hi, everybody, and a very pleasant good evening to you, wherever you may be.”
Fans are wishing him a speedy recovery and good health for next season.
(L.A. Post-Examiner Staff contributed to this article
top photo via YouTube video; Vin Scully interviewing Dodgers great Sandy Koufax.)
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