LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) 84-year-old Vin Scully threw the first pitch, with the help of his grand-children, at Dodgers stadium for the fourth time of his 63-year career in part of the Dodgers’ 10th homestand of the season.
The Los Angeles Dodgers gave away 50,000 Scully Bobbleheads to honor the Hall of Fame broadcaster, who will return for an unprecedented 64th season.
“It’s a great honor and really appreciate to be included,” Scully told CBS 2’s Jim Hill. “To be saluted, following Sandy Koufax, Fernando Valenzuela and all the others for a kid from the streets from New York it’s an overwhelming experience.”
Dodger owner and Chairman Mark Walter signed Scully, who was inducted to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982, to a one-year deal Sunday.
“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,” Walter said in a statement.
Scully has called three perfect games, 25 no-hitters, 25 World Series and 12 All-Star games.