In the strongest hint yet about his future, legendary Dodgers announcer Vin Scully suggested next year may be his last with the Boys in Blue.
“I'm looking to next year and figuring that should be about it,” Scully told NBC4’s media partner 89.3 KPCC.
The 85-year-old Scully announced last month that he would return next year for a record 65th season with the Dodgers.
Scully’s workload has slowed considerably in recent years, KPCC reports. He only travels with the team on regular season road trips in California and nearby states, and his contracts have been renewed on a yearly basis.
Scully credits good health, passion for the game and the support of his wife for a decades-long career that has made him a Southland staple.
Notoriously humble, Scully turned down LA Mayor Eric Garcetti’s pitch to name a street after him last month.
"The mayor of Los Angeles has a great deal more important things to do than name a street after me," Scully said at the time.
But there’s no shortage of Scully homage.
He was inducted into the broadcaster's wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982. Scully also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and, in 2001, the Dodger Stadium press box was named in his honor.
If Scully does retire in 2014, he’ll go out as royalty: he’s set to preside over next year’s Rose Parade in Pasadena as grand marshal.
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