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The broadcast voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Vin Scully, is shown the pressbox of Dodger Stadium before the start of their baseball game against the San Francisco Giants and the Dodgers, in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully will return to the broadcast booth for an unprecedented 64th season in 2013, the Dodgers announced on Sunday.
Scully will again call all Dodger home and road games in California and Arizona.
“The new ownership of the Dodgers has revitalized the city, the team, the fans and myself,” Scully said in a statement. “I am so convinced of their great purpose and leadership that I eagerly look forward to joining them in pursuit of the next Dodgers championship.”
Widely regarded as the finest sportscaster of all time, Scully’s 63 years of service mark the longest tenure in his field.
“The Dodgers are ecstatic to have Vin back with the team in 2013,” said Dodger Chairman and Owner Mark Walter. “Vin is a treasure to the Dodgers, baseball and the city of Los Angeles and having him continuing his work in the broadcast booth next season means a great deal to all of us.”
Dodger owner Earvin Johnson said: “It was a treat to be able to listen to Chick Hearn through my years with the Lakers, and it’s been great to be able to listen to Vin work his magic in the broadcast booth since I came to Los Angeles in 1979.
"Generations of Angelenos have been blessed to have these Hall of Famers in their midst.”
Dodger President and CEO Stan Kasten added: “We’re thrilled to know that in our quest to heighten the fan experience at Dodger Stadium. The fan experience everywhere Vin’s voice can be heard will continue to be maximized through at least the 2013 season."
Scully began his professional baseball broadcasting career in 1950 with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.
During his career, he has called three perfect games, 25 no-hitters, 25 World Series and 12 All-Star Games.
Iconic moments called by Scully include Kirk Gibson’s miraculous Game 1 homer in the 1988 World Series, Hank Aaron’s record-setting 715th home run, Sandy Koufax’s four no-hitters, including a perfect game, and the scoreless-inning streaks of Dodger greats Don Drysdale and Orel Hershiser.