LOS ANGELES -- Legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully will return to call games in 2016, the team announced on Friday during the game against the Cubs at Dodger Stadium.
The announcement was made in the middle of the second inning, with a prepared video featuring Magic Johnson introducing Jimmy Kimmel, who revealed cue cards with the news.
Vin Scully is coming back, and @MagicJohnson and @jimmykimmel are helping. https://t.co/hJPHCJ47Jh— MLB (@MLB) August 29, 2015
"I talked it over with my wife, Sandi, and my family and we’ve decided to do it again in 2016," Scully said. "There’s no place like home and Dodger Stadium and we look forward to being a part of it with all of our friends."
It will be the 67th consecutive season Scully has called Dodgers games, the longest streak of any broadcaster with one team. He began his Dodgers career on June 18, 1950 alongside Red Barber and Connie Desmond.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon, who met with Scully before the game, inadvertently spilled the beans to reporters before Friday's game, saying Scully would have an announcement about his decision for 2016 at some point on Friday night.
"Vin is a national treasure and the Dodgers couldn’t be happier to have him back at the microphone in 2016," said Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten. "Vin makes every broadcast special and generation after generation of Dodger fans have been blessed to be able to listen to him create his poetic magic since 1950. We look forward to adding many new chapters to that legacy in 2016."
Scully, who was elected to the Hall of Fame as the recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award in 1982, has just about seen it all. He has called all six Dodgers World Series championships, and has also been behind the mic for 25 World Series, 12 All-Star Games, three perfect games and 20 no-hitters.
Scully has reduced his schedule in recent years, and this year calls home games plus road games in San Francisco. It seems likely he will continue a similar schedule going forward, though that hasn't yet been announced.