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As dominant and historic as the Los Angeles Dodgers have been in this year, the team has just received what may be its most exciting news of the year. Vin Scully will be back to call the 2014 season.
The LA Times was the first to report that the Hall of Fame broadcaster is returning to call the games once again for the 2014 season. This will be the 65th season that 85-year-old Scully has called games for the Dodgers.
ESPN.com is reporting that Scully will continue to call all of the Dodgers' home games as well as all road games in California and Arizona. Scully will also continue to call all nine innings on the television broadcast, with the first three innings being simulcast on the radio.
The legend started his professional broadcast career in 1950 calling the Brooklyn Dodger games. Three years later he became the youngest person to broadcast a World Series at the age of 25. He also called the only championship the Brooklyn team had ever won. Additional credits include calling three perfect games, 25 no-hitters, 25 World Series and 12 All-Star Games. In 1982, Scully was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
In a statement released by Scully, he declared, "I have thoroughly enjoyed the excitement of this season, and there is no way I could leave this truly remarkable team and our great fans." He continued, "With my wife Sandi's blessing, I've decided I'd like to come back and do it again next season. I love what the new ownership has brought to the team and the energy provided by the fans, who have packed renovated Dodger Stadium. It reminds me that other than being home with my family there is no place else I'd rather be."