On bobblehead night, Scully throws out first pitch

On bobblehead night, Scully throws out first pitch

LOS ANGELES -- With a hand from his 15 grandchildren, legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Thursday's game against the D-backs on the night he was honored with a bobblehead.

On the mound, Scully made believe he was throwing a pitch to manager Don Mattingly at home plate before walking toward the third-base line, where his grandchildren were lined up waiting. Each of the 15, ranging from ages 5 to 22, passed the ball down the line before Scully flipped the ball to Mattingly halfway down the line.

Prior to the pitch, the Hall of Fame broadcaster posed for pictures with his entire family, as well as Arizona manager Kirk Gibson, who was honored with his own bobblehead earlier this season.

Scully is one of 10 Dodgers greats given a bobblehead this year, which is the 50th anniversary of Dodger Stadium. His granddaughter, Mackenzie Luderer, sang the national anthem before the game.

Earlier this week, Scully announced he would be coming back for an unprecedented 64th season next year, partly because he didn't have it in his heart to say goodbye.

"What's the old line, 'Squeeze the juice out of life before life squeezes the juice out of you,'" he said.

"So I'm squeezing."