It just wouldn’t be Dodger baseball without Vin Scully in the booth. Fans can now rejoice, as the broadcasting legend will call games for the team through the 2014 season, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Scully, 85, will be entering into his 65th season as a play-by-play announcer in 2014.
According to the Los Angeles Times, part of the reason that Scully wants to return is the excitement surrounding this year’s Dodger squad. The team is currently in the midst of a white-hot winning streak, collecting 44 wins during 55 games over the last two months.
"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," Scully said.
Scully -- who started calling Dodger games in 1950, when they were still in Brooklyn -- also boils it down to the simple fact that he still enjoys his job. "I really still enjoy it immensely,” he said. “My health is good, thank God. So why not? And my wife said, 'Why not?' as well.”
"Just the thought of walking away from it to retirement -- and looking out the window or something? It's just too good,” Scully added. “As a baseball man, and someone who has always loved the game, the situation and the conditions are perfect."
Scully has been the voice of several memorable moments in MLB history, including Don Larsen’s legendary perfect game during the 1956 World Series, Henry Aaron’s 715th home run in 1974 and Kirk Gibson’s famous walk-off home run during the 1988 World Series, which is the last time the Dodgers captured the title.