LOS ANGELES -- Sunday marked the 60th anniversary of Vin Scully's first broadcast with the Dodgers, alongside Red Barber and Connie Desmond. "I'm just extremely grateful to be here," said Scully, 82. "God has been very kind, that's the No. 1 feeling." Scully, considered one of the greatest broadcasters in sports history, has previously discussed retirement but has not made his plans beyond 2010 known.
"What does that take us to, 1950?" Dodgers manager Joe Torre said of Scully's first year. "1950, I'm 10 years old. I didn't think I was ever 10 years old. I think it's just the steadiness of what he did -- I think you appreciate it as a manager when a player goes out there, he doesn't do spectacular things, but he's there for you all the time at a high level. And that's Vin Scully for me."