Dodgers extend Scully through 2008

Dodgers extend Scully through 2008

VERO BEACH, Fla. -- The Dodgers will hold a press conference Wednesday at Dodger Stadium to announce a contract extension through the 2008 season for Hall of Fame broadcasting icon Vin Scully.

Scully, 78, is entering his 57th season as voice of the Dodgers, the longest tenure of any current sports broadcaster with one team. His current contract was to expire at the end of the 2006 season.

Scully joined Red Barber and Connie Desmond on the Dodgers broadcast team in 1950 after graduating from Fordham University. In 2000, he was elected as the top sportscaster of the 20th century by the American Sportscasters Association. He was honored by the Hall of Fame with the Ford C. Frick Award in 1982.

Among Scully's broadcasting highlights are all six Dodgers World Series championships, three perfect games and 18 no-hitters, the first Dodgers games at the Coliseum and Dodger Stadium, scoreless innings streaks by Don Drysdale and Orel Hershiser, Hank Aaron's 715th home run and the rookie seasons of Fernando Valenzuela and Hideo Nomo.

In 1976, Dodgers fans voted Scully the most memorable personality in Los Angeles Dodgers history.

Earlier this year, the Dodgers extended the contract of Hall of Fame Spanish-language broadcaster Jaime Jarrin for five years.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.