Vin Scully is not ready to head out to pasture just quite yet.

Scully, now 82 years of age, announced on Sunday that he will return to the Los Angeles Dodger’s broadcast booth, a job that he has held since 1950.

Scully, after conferring with his wife, Sandy, and his five children, said, “My wife understood, God bless her,” Scully said. “She said, `You love it, do it,’ and so I love it and I’m going to do it.”

During Scully’s Hall of Fame broadcasting career, he has called three perfect games, 19 no-hitters, 12 All-Star games, and 25 World Series. Scully called the perfect game of Don Larsen in the 1956 World Series, as well as Kirk Gibson’s dramatic pinch-hit home run in the first game of the 1988 World Series.

Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman, who is in his 37th year broadcasting for the Reds, was in the radio booth next to Scully when the announcement became public.

Brennaman said, “There’s never been a better broadcaster in our profession than Vinny, and there never will be. He represents our fraternity better than anybody because he’s without ego, he’s nice to everybody and he’s always got a smile on his face.”

Scully calls all home Dodger games, and road games against NL and AL West teams only. He gave up traveling east of the Rockies years ago.

Scully has garnered more awards in sports broadcasting than many of his peers combined, and he does his job with a panache and flair unlike any other.

“We’re all known as play-by-play guys. Vinny’s not a play-by-play guy. Vinny’s a storyteller,” Brennaman said.

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