“I talked it over with my wife, Sandi, and my family and we’ve decided to do it again in 2016,” Scully said in a statement. “There’s no place like home … and we look forward to being a part of it with all of our friends.”
Jimmy Kimmel used cue cards to make the announcement on the Dodgers videoboard during the Dodgers-Cubs game at Dodger Stadium after the top of the second inning. His last card read: “God bless us everyone.”
“Vin is a national treasure and the Dodgers couldn’t be happier to have him back at the microphone in 2016,” said Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten. “Vin makes every broadcast special, and generation after generation of Dodger fans have been blessed to be able to listen to him create his poetic magic since 1950. We look forward to adding many new chapters to that legacy in 2016.”
Scully, 87, has reduced his travel schedule in recent years and has been working on one-year contracts since 2009.
He usually calls all nine innings of the team’s home games and road games in California and Arizona for the Dodgers’ telecasts on SportsNet L.A. The first three innings of those games are simulcast on the radio.
Scully was inducted into the broadcaster’s wing of Baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1982 as winner of the Ford C. Frick Award and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The team also announced the news on its Twitter feed:
OFFICIAL: It'll be a very pleasant 2016. Vin Scully to return for his 67th season. pic.twitter.com/i2WrutItRO
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 29, 2015