Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully will continue his unprecedented run as the broadcaster for the Los Angeles Dodgers. In an announcement made inside the stadium during the Dodgers game on Tuesday, it was revealed that the 86-year-old will return next summer for his 66th season with the team.
The announcement came via Dodgers players Justin Turner, Yasiel Puig and Hyun-Jin Ryu during the second inning on Tuesday night. Team broadcaster Alanna Rizzo showed up on the video boards in the stadium saying that there was “breaking news.”
Ryu made the announcement in Korean, with Puig following in Spanish before Turner announced in English that Scully would be returning as the voice of the L.A. Dodgers for the 2015 season.
“Naturally there will come a time, when I will have to say goodbye, but I’ve soul-searched and this is not the time,” Scully said in a statement. His current 65-year run with the team is already the longest of any broadcaster with a single team.
Scully’s decision came during an ongoing carriage dispute that has seen Dodgers games blacked out for approximately 70 percent of the Los Angeles market.