LOS ANGELES—The melodic voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers will no longer be present for the rest of the 2015 season.
According to an October 8 press release by the Dodgers organization, Hall of Fame sportscaster Vin Scully underwent a “recommended medical procedure” Thursday morning.
The team did not divulge any specifics regarding the 87-year old’s procedure. They did mention Scully is now resting comfortably and is set to return for the Dodgers’ 2016 season.
On August 28, ABC late night talk host Jimmy Kimmel made the official announcement regarding Scully’s return for his 67th season to the Dodger crowd via the stadium message board. Kimmel used a series of cue cards saying, “Vin will be back! For one more year! At Least! God Bless Us Everyone.”
In a press conference following the announcement, Scully stated: “I would say, realistically — I don’t want any headlines — but next year would be the last one. How much longer can you go fooling people?”
He continued to explain how he has reached a moment where he feels it in his bones that his 67th season will be enough. “I’m sure the people will feel that will be enough, too. Enough is enough,” Scully said.
Scully has been the Dodgers’ announcer since 1950 and is known for holding the longest record of any sports broadcaster remaining with a single team in the history of professional sports.
The Dodgers are hosting the NY Mets on October 9 at 6:45 p.m. in the first game of the National League Division Series. The game will air on TBS.