Legendary announcer Scully to return for 66th season

Los Angeles, CA ( - Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully will return to the booth for his 66th baseball season in 2015.

Scully will call all nine innings of the Dodgers' television broadcasts on Time Warner Cable's SportsNet LA, with the first three innings of each of his contests also simulcast on the radio.

The announcement of Scully's extension into 2015 came by several Dodgers players on the videoboard during Tuesday's game against the Atlanta Braves.

"It is very difficult to say goodbye," Scully said in a statement. "God willing I will be back next year. Over the years I have been blessed to have so many friends including those that sit in the stands and listen as well as those at home, who listen and watch. It is just too hard to say goodbye to all these friends. Naturally there will come a time, when I will have to say goodbye, but I've soul-searched and this is not the time."

The 86-year-old Scully, who started his professional baseball broadcasting career in 1950 with the Brooklyn Dodgers, has called three perfect games, 27 no-hitters, 25 World Series and 12 All-Star Games. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.

"I'm obviously not alone in saying that I'm overjoyed Vin will be coming back to the booth in 2015," said Dodger president and CEO Stan Kasten. "Our fans deserve the very best and Vin's voice, knowledge, experience and passion for broadcasting Dodger baseball are second to none."