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Dodgers announcer Vin Scully leaves hospital

Hall of Fame announcer Vin Scully is out of the hospital after bumping his head during a fall.

March 19, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Longtime Dodgers announcer Vin Scully was released from the hospital Friday morning after an overnight stay for a bump on his head.Scully apparently got up from bed too quickly, fell and bumped his head at his home in Hidden Hills on Thursday night. The 82-year-old broadcasting legend was taken to West Hills Hospital and Medical Center as a precaution and stayed overnight for observation.

Scully was said to be doing great and is looking forward to joining the team in Arizona this weekend to broadcast the Dodgers' preseason game Sunday against the Cleveland Indians. It will be his first spring training game this year.

"I want to thank everyone for their prayers and thoughts. And I apologize for any concerns that I may have caused," Scully said in a statement.

Scully is in his 61st year as the "Voice of the Dodgers." No other current sports broadcaster has spent that many years with one team. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982 and is widely regarded as one of the best play-by-play announcers to sit behind a microphone.


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