Vin Scully said today he will continue to announce Los Angeles Dodger games in the 2011 season.
“I’m just honored and humbled to continue my association with the Dodgers, which has been a major part of my life,” Scully said.
As he has in recent years, Scully will call all home games and road games against National League West Division opponents.
“I’m as thrilled as our fans that Vin will be returning,” owner Frank McCourt said. “He is not only the greatest broadcaster of all time, but also a wonderful friend.”
Scully has been announcing the team’s games since 1950 when it was based in Brooklyn. His 61 years of service constitute the longest tenure of any broadcaster in sports history.
Scully has been named as the greatest sportscaster by the American Sportscasters Association. A ranking system devised by author Curt Smith for his 2005 book ”Voices of the Game” determined that Scully was baseball’s greatest announcer, giving him a perfect score of 100, based on such factors as longevity, language, popularity and persona.
His many honors include enshrinement in the broadcasters wing of the Hall of Fame.
Either on the team or NBC’s broadcasts, Scully has called such memorable moments by the Dodgers (or their opponents) as Kirk Gibson’s pinch-hit home run in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 1 of the 1988 World Series, Sandy Koufax’s perfect game in 1965, New York Yankee pitcher Don Larsen’s perfect game against the Dodgers in the 1956 World Series and Hank Aaron’s record-
setting 715th home run.