Scully to Return for 62nd Year
Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully is returning for his 62nd season as the Los Angeles Dodgers’ play-by-play man. The team announced Sunday the 82-year-old Hall of Famer has agreed to a one-year contract extension through 2011 season. Scully told gathered media at Dodger Stadium he compares his relationship with the team to a “marriage,” and says his wife told him to keep doing what he loves. Scully joined the Brooklyn Dodgers as an announcer in 1950, just one year after graduating from Fordham University. He and the late Jerry Doggett then made the move with the team when it relocated to Los Angeles in 1958. Scully was inducted into the broadcasters’ Hall of Fame in 1982. In addition to the Dodgers, he was also an NFL broadcaster on NBC for many years, as well as the network’s lead national baseball play-by-play announcer.