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Vin Scully to return for 63rd season in Dodgers booth

Vin Scully

FILE - In this July 3, 2002 file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers television play-by-play announcer Vin Scully rehearses before a baseball game between the Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. Scully, a 1949 graduate, said the biggest baseball game Fordham he played while he was there was against Yale, whose first baseman was George H.W. Bush. Fordham has played baseball every year since 1859, except when the 1944 season was suspended because of World War II. (AP Photo/Paul Connors, File)

AP

Legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully announced during Friday’s game that he would return for his record 63rd season in 2012.

Scully, who in recent years has skipped road trips taking him east of the Rockies, indicated that he’ll maintain his usual schedule of home games and select road games.

Scully turns 85 in November.

As if the publicity swirling around Dodgers owner Frank McCourt couldn’t get bad enough, there were recent rumors that the team might let Scully go in order to save money. Such a manuever, though, surely would have done more harm than good, financially and in every other way imaginable.