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Dodgers Broadcast Legend Vin Scully To Miss 2 Games With Chest Cold

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Vin Scully the play-by-play voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers sings 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game' song, which has become the unofficial anthem of baseball, during the seventh inning of the baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on September 14, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Vin Scully the play-by-play voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers sings ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’ song, which has become the unofficial anthem of baseball, during the seventh inning of the baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on September 14, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Hall of Fame announcer Vin Scully will miss calling two Los Angeles Dodgers games due to a chest cold.

The team said Monday that the 86-year-old announcer would be out Monday and Tuesday for home games against the Cincinnati Reds.

In April 2012, Scully sat out five games because of a bad cold, causing him to miss the team’s home opener for the first time in 35 years.

Scully is in his 65th season with the Dodgers, making him the longest tenured broadcaster in sports history. He calls all nine innings of the team’s television broadcasts, which now air on SportsNet LA. Only customers of Time Warner Cable are able to watch the games, shutting out a large portion of Los Angeles viewers. Scully, who was also featured as the 2014 Rose Parade Grand Marshal, broadcasts all home and road games in California and Arizona.

He began his broadcasting career in 1950, and since then has gone on to call three perfect games, 19 no-hitters, 25 World Series and 12 All-Star games. He was behind the microphone for Kirk Gibson’s Game 1 homer in the 1988 World Series, also known as the “Miracle at Chavez Ravine”, and Hank Aaron’s record-setting 715th home run.

Charley Steiner, Orel Hershiser and Nomar Garciaparra handled the call on SportsNet LA.

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