“It is very difficult to say goodbye,” said Scully 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.”
The announcement was also done in a cool manner. First Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu made the announcement in Korean, a Yasiel Puig Spanish recording followed, and then Justin Turner announced it in English.
Scully, who will be 87 in November, will be in his 66th season. That’s just an astounding amount. Many people are retired by the time they’re 65. Scully will be broadcasting Dodgers games for the 66th year!