Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully will sit out the postseason as he recuperates from a medical procedure, the Los Angeles Dodgersannounced Friday.
The 87-year-old Scully was scheduled to work six innings per game on Dodgers radio broadcasts for the team’s National League Division Series against the New York Mets. The plan was for Scully to work the first three innings and the final three, with Charley Steiner and Rick Monday handling the middle innings. Scully was not scheduled to work any of the games on TV.
Scully missed the Dodgers’ final homestand against the San Diego Padres with what the team said was an illness. He was planning to travel with the Dodgers to his native New York for NLDS Game 3 and, if necessary, Game 4. He has scaled back his travel to include only San Diego and Anaheim in recent seasons.
The team said Scully is “resting comfortably” but did not offer any details about the nature of the procedure. Doctors advised Scully to skip the playoffs to rest.
Scully, one of the game’s most beloved announcers, said in August that he would return in 2016 for his 67th and final season with the Dodgers. He joined Red Barber in the Brooklyn Dodgers’ broadcast booth in 1950.
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