Vin Scully to return to Dodgers next season

LOS ANGELES Hall of Famer /*Vin Scully*/ is headed back to the broadcast booth to call Los Angeles /*Dodgers*/ games for his 62nd season next year.

There was speculation that this season might be Scully's last. He suffered a fall back in March that sent him to the hospital.

But Sunday, Scully made his decision public, saying, "When push came to shove, I just did not want to leave."

The team said Sunday he will call all home games and road games against /*National League West*/ opponents.

Scully blamed himself for the media circus at his announcement, saying he should not have told a writer there was the potential this would be his last year.

"With continued health, we'll do next year," Scully said. "After that, there's a story in the paper that says only Scully knows. That's incorrect. Only God knows."

The 82-year-old said he's honored and humbled to continue his association with the Dodgers, which has been a major part of his life.

Scully has been the only voice of the Dodgers since they moved from Brooklyn. He's called world series titles, no-hitters, perfect games and everything in between.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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