Dodgers announcer returns for 64th season

Los Angeles Dodgers sportscaster Vin Scully works in the press box as the New York Mets play...

Los Angeles Dodgers sportscaster Vin Scully works in the press box as the New York Mets play against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the ninth inning of an MLB National League baseball game in Los Angeles July 7, 2011. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully will return to the booth for an unprecedented 64th season in 2013, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced on Sunday.

The news of Scully's return comes just one day after the team completed one of the biggest blockbuster trades in recent history, acquiring first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, outfielder Carl Crawford, pitcher Josh Beckett and infielder Nick Punto from the Boston Red Sox.

"The Dodgers are ecstatic to have Vin back with the team in 2013," said Dodger chairman and owner Mark Walter. "Vin is a treasure to the Dodgers, baseball and the city of Los Angeles and having him continuing his work in the broadcast booth next season means a great deal to all of us."

Scully, who started his professional baseball broadcasting career in 1950 with the Brooklyn Dodgers, has called three perfect games, 25 no-hitters, 25 World Series and 12 All-Star Games. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.

The 84-year-old Scully missed the Dodgers' home opener this season for the first time in 35 years because of a cold. He has been in good health since.


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