Vin Scully Returning for 67th Season

Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully announced tonight that, “God willing,” he will be returning to the broadcast booth in 2016 for his 67th season as the voice of the Dodgers.

Prior to today’s game at Dodger Stadium between the Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs, Cubs manager Joe Maddon visited with Scully in the press box. After the visit, ESPN Chicago’s Jesse Rogers sent out two tweets:

This caused some stress among Dodger fans, which was relieved a little bit with Mark Whicker of the Orange County Register tweeted an update:

The Dodgers didn’t make the fans wait too long for the announcement. After Clayton Kershaw struck out Miguel Montero to end the top of the second inning, Jimmy Kimmel appeared on the Diamond Vision screens at Dodger Stadium and broke the news:

Once again, it is a happy day for Dodger fans, who voted the “Most Memorable Personality” in Dodger history — 39 years ago. Scully, who will turn 88 just after Thanksgiving, was trained by fellow legend Red Barber. Barber, who passed away nearly 23 years ago, was the broadcaster for the first televised game in Major League history in 1939. Eleven years later, Scully, the 22-year-old redhead out of Fordham University, joined Barber in the Dodgers booth, where he has been ever since.

And where he will be, again, in 2016.

UPDATE: Here is video of Kimmel’s announcement:

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