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Vin Scully to return to Dodgers' booth next season

Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully is seen in this file photo. He began his career as the play-by-play voice of the Dodgers in 1950, when the team was based in Brooklyn.

August 26, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Vin Scully will be coming back to the broadcast booth next season for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The 84-year-old has been adding his commentary to the games for more than half a century.

Scully missed the team's home opener this season for his second time in 63 years due to an undisclosed illness.

Scully said Sunday that the team's new ownership has "revitalized the city, the team, the fans and myself."

Scully began his professional baseball broadcasting career in 1950 with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He has called three perfect games, 25 no-hitters, 25 World Series and 12 All-Star games.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.