Los Angeles Dodgers fans will miss the voice of beloved broadcaster Vin Scully on radio during the post season. He is recovering from an undisclosed illness and medical procedure, the Dodgers announced. Scully, who has broadcast Dodgers games for 66 years, was expected to call radio games in L.A. and New York, his home town. He has not traveled in recent years.
Scully missed the final series of the regular season against the San Diego Padres because of the illness. The Dodgers have announced that Scully is “resting comfortably” after his procedure, but provided no details.
The Los Angeles Times reports that while there is no official word on what the 87-year-old Scully’s ailment is, sources have said that it is not life-threatening, a full recovery is anticipated, and Scully is expected to be able to return for his final season in the booth in 2016.
TV networks are covering the post seasons so there was to be no Dodgers TV coverage, but the Dodgers broadcast team will do radio broadcasts. The other two members of this team are Rick Monday and Charley Steiner.