LOS ANGELES — The final six regular season television broadcasts of Vin Scully’s career can be watched by those in the Los Angeles market without SportsNet LA, as Charter has reached a deal to simulcast six games on KTLA.
KTLA will simulcast the SportsNet LA broadcast for the Dodgers’ final three games against the Rockies at home from Sept. 23-25, including the pregame ceremony on Friday, Sept. 23 on Vin Scully appreciation night at Dodger Stadium.
In addition, the Dodgers’ final regular season series, on the road against the Giants in San Francisco from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, will be simulcast on KTLA. Scully, who has only called three other road games in 2016 — opening day in San Diego, and May 18-19 in Anaheim — plans to call all three games in San Francisco.
“As a little kid who was born and raised in the streets of New York, one that grew up literally and figuratively in the Polo Grounds and was a rabid Giants fan — I can tell you that, it's good for the soul," Scully said back in January. "I think I would love to finish in a game between the Dodgers and the Giants."
The Dodgers had a similar arrangement in 2014 with over-the-air station KDOC to simulcast the team’s final six games of the regular season, which included the division clincher against the Giants.
This season has an extra wrinkle, with Scully retiring after a record 67 years calling Dodgers games.
“In Los Angeles, there’s no greater sports franchise than the Los Angeles Dodgers, and in the history of baseball, there’s been no greater voice than the incomparable Vin Scully,” KTLA president and general manager Don Corsini said in a press release. “We thank Charter and the entire Los Angeles Dodgers organization for the unique opportunity to honor the Dean of Sports Broadcasters, and share these iconic Dodgers games and moments with our entire KTLA5 Southern California community.”