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Hall-of-Fame broadcaster Vin Scully made his highly anticipated return to Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, becoming the 11th inductee into the Dodgers’ Ring of Honor.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 4, 2017
“Those are numbers to many, to me, those are friends of mine throughout my baseball life,” Scully said. “From Pee Wee Reese, number one, to Don Drysdale, number 53, and in between, dear pals.”
Scully joins Jackie Robinson, Sandy Koufax, Tommy Lasorda, Roy Campanella and Pee Wee Reese, among few, to have their legacy cemented into Dodgers lore.
After 67 memorable seasons behind the microphone, Scully retired following the conclusion of the 2016 MLB season, calling his final broadcast on Oct. 2 in a Dodgers-Giants game at AT&T Park.
— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) May 4, 2017
Sure enough, Wednesday’s ceremony preceded a matchup between the same teams, with the Giants winning 4-1 in 11 innings.
— MLB (@MLB) May 4, 2017
For the 89-year-old Scully, he hasn’t been watching many Dodgers games this season, rather spending time with his wife Sandi and their family in their Hidden Hills residence. However, he said he may return to Dodger Stadium to catch a game every now and then, but will do so quietly.
Scully is content with his decision to retire, but his voice is surely missed by baseball fans all around the world.
“I am totally and completely at peace,” he said. “It’s a remarkable feeling. It’s not like, ‘Gosh, you know, I feel good, I could have done another year.’ No. None of that. I’m in the right spot in my life at the right time.”
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