The Vin Scully Show Renewed For Season 67
Vin Scully's tenure in Major League Baseball is longer than 14 of the league's 30 teams.
And after an announcement from LA's late night king Jimmy Kimmel, those teams will have to wait at least another year to catch up to the mainstay in the Los Angeles Dodgers press box.
Scully, through ABC late night talk show host Kimmel, announced to the pregame crowd gathered for what would become a 4-1 Dodgers victory that he would return for a 67th season calling the play for play for the Boys in Blue. Kimmel revealed the news via a series of cue cards reading "Vin Scully is coming back! for one more year (at least)", before ending with "God Bless Us Everyone". Though the exciting revelation was silent, the crowd was anything but, giving Scully a standing ovation.
Scully, 87, has called Dodger games since the team's days in Brooklyn beginning in 1950. Under his voice, the Dodgers franchise has won six World Series titles. Scully has also been on hand for several important occasions in baseball history, including Kirk Gibson's famous home run in Game 1 of the 1988 Series and all four of Sandy Koufax's no-hitters. Scully, who has also called baseball games on a national level for CBS and NBC, was also the voice of Hank Aaron's record breaking 715th home run and Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series. From 1990-97, Scully was the national radio voice of the Fall Classic.
With a 4-1 win over the Cubs last night at Dodger Stadium, the Dodgers became one step closer to clinching their third consecutive playoff berth. Scully has not called since the Florida Marlins' triumph over the Cleveland Indians in the 1997 edition of World Series. In local terms, Scully has not called a Dodgers World Series game since 1988, which featured a memorable call of Kirk Gibson's walk-off blast that ended Game 1. Check out the video below (the homer comes at 11:46).