LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers will be back next season!
The team announced Friday that play-by-play announcer Vin Scully will return for his 65th season in 2014.
The 84-year-old Hall of Famer, who started with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1950, will sign another one-year deal to be the sportscaster for the Boys in Blue.
Scully said he and his wife, who he called ” absolutely the strength of my life,” talked before he made his decision to return.
“She said, `I know you love it and you’re happiest when you do it, so why not do it again?'”, Scully said, adding that he would not have returned if
“my enthusiasm was waning” or if his wife wanted him to retire.
Scully said he didn’t want to make a big deal about his return: “I certainly didn’t care for a press conference. I have nothing to say except I’m hopefully healthy enough to come back next year.”
Scully has called all Dodgers home and away games in California and Arizona for the 2013 season.
The announcer recently received a standing ovation from a sold-out crowd when the team distributed Scully bobbleheads during a game against the Cincinnati Reds.