Vin Scully was hospitalized after falling at his home, the Dodgers announced on Thursday morning. The Hall of Fame announcer is said to be resting comfortably after the Tuesday afternoon fall.
“I won’t be doing anymore headfirst sliding,” Scully said in a statement released by the team, “I never liked it.”
Scully has been retired since 2016, when he completed his record 67th season calling Dodgers games. The 92-year-old has been visible this spring, narrating a few videos for the Dodgers, including one last week giving an update to the construction at Dodger Stadium.
Scully also recorded a message on March 27, a day after what would have been opening day, about what he missed about being away from baseball.
We know you all missed Opening Day as much as we did. In the meantime until we see you again soon, here’s a special message from someone who always makes us feel better. pic.twitter.com/Na3ea1bjMh— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) March 27, 2020
Orel Hershiser, Joe Davis, Alanna Rizzo, John Hartung, Ned Colletti, and Jerry Hairston Jr. from SportsNet LA recorded a video message wishing Scully well on Thursday afternoon.
A special message from the SportsNet LA crew to the great Vin Scully. pic.twitter.com/sf8JCBOlvz— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) April 23, 2020