Veteran Dodgers’ broadcaster suggests retirement after 2016 season

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Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame announcer Vin Scully throws out the ceremonial first pitch in early June prior to the first game ever between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston. Scully will likely retire after the 2016 season, his 67th announcing games for the franchise. (CNS photo/Jon Soohoo, EPA) See DODGERS-SCULLY Aug. 31, 2015.

Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame announcer Vin Scully throws out the ceremonial first pitch in early June prior to the first game ever between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston. Scully will likely retire after the 2016 season, his 67th announcing games for the franchise. (CNS photo/Jon Soohoo, EPA)

September 1, 2015

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Veteran Los Angeles Dodgers’ announcer Vin Scully will likely retire after the 2016 season, his 67th announcing games for the franchise.

The beloved 87-year-old broadcaster — once voted by fans as the “Most Popular Dodger” of all — said Aug. 28 he will return for one more season, but on Aug. 29 told a news conference at Dodger Stadium that “realistically, next year will be the last one.”

“How much longer can you go on fooling people?” smiled Scully, a lifelong Catholic who attended Fordham Preparatory School and Fordham University in New York, and now attends St. Jude the Apostle Church in Westlake Village, California. “So yeah, I would be saying, ‘Dear God, if you give me next year, I’ll hang it up.'”

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