(LOS ANGELES) — One of legendary voices in all of sports is coming back as the Los Angeles Dodgers announced on Tuesday night that announcer Vin Scully will return in 2015.
The Dodgers broke the news to their fans on the videoboard and in its TV broadcast during the second inning of their game against the Atlanta Braves.
It will be the 86-year-old Scully’s 66th season announcing for the team.
“It is very difficult to say goodbye,” Scully said in a statement. “God willing, I will be back next year. Over the years, I have been blessed to have so many friends, including those that sit in the stands and listen as well as those at home, who listen and watch. It is just too hard to say goodbye to all these friends. Naturally, there will come a time, when I will have to say goodbye, but I’ve soul-searched, and this is not the time.”
Scully has been the team’s play-by-play man since 1950, and took over as the primary voice of the team in 1953.
He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1982.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN