Vin Scully announced his retirement from the broadcast booth last year.
On Tuesday, he told the Los Angeles Times his final day on the job will be Oct. 2.
As Scully might say, ‘what a day that’ll be.’
The longtime announcer of the Dodgers — Scully started calling Brooklyn Dodgers games in 1950 and followed the team west — told the Times he would not call any postseason games as he has in the past and will end his career at the end of the regular season when the Dodgers visit the rival San Francisco Giants.
Scully, 88, said he didn’t want too many farewells.
Scully’s final game at Dodger Stadium will come Sept. 25 when the Dodgers play host to the Rockies. Scully will then follow the Dodgers on the road for their final road trip of the regular season in San Francisco.
“Otherwise,” Scully told the Times, “I’d be saying goodbye like in grand opera, where you say goodbye 12 different times.” Scully told The Times.
“I’m going to say goodbye at Dodger Stadium the last game with Colorado. I will say goodbye in San Francisco. And then that will be it.”
As for broadcasting, Scully leaves a long and varied career.
He began his career in broadcasting following a two-year stint in the Navy while a student at Fordham. After taking a job with CBS Radio in 1949, Scully found himself on Dodgers broadcasts in 1950 with the legendary Red Barber. Although Barber left the Dodgers during the 1953 World Series giving Scully the chance to be the youngest to ever call a World Series.
When the Dodgers won the World Series in 1955, Scully was behind the mic.
When the team left Brooklyn for Los Angeles following the 1957 season, he followed and called the World Series won by the L.A. Dodgers in their second year out west in 1959.
Although Scully’s most famous call may be one of Dodgers’ pinch-hitter Kirk Gibson beating Oakland in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series, that call was on NBC’s national broadcast.
Scully was NBC’s national voice for many years and he also called the famous Bill Buckner play in the 1986 Series and called football for CBS throughout the 1970s.
As will be the case next month, Scully’s final CBS call came in San Francisco.
In that game, Dwight Clark and Joe Montana famously teammed up for a touchdown in the 1981 NFC title game at Candlestick Park.