Vin Scully takes the mound

August, 30, 2012
8/30/12
10:29
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The Dodgers continue a week-long celebration of Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully tonight.

Scully, who announced over the weekend he would return for a 64th season in 2013, will throw out the first pitch. The first 50,000 fans will receive a Vin Scully bobblehead doll.

Scully's granddaughter, Mackenzie Luderer, will sing the national anthem and members of his family will start the game with, "It's time for Dodger baseball."

Scully began his career in 1950 with the Brooklyn Dodgers and has called three perfect games, 25 no-hitters, 25 World Series and 12 All-Star games. He also called Hank Aaron's record-setting home run off Al Downing.

The Dodgers have been giving out bobbleheads of iconic figures all season. Last week, Fernando Valenzuela threw out the first pitch to Dodgers third baseman Luis Cruz. Earlier this season, Kirk Gibson and Mike Scioscia were honored, though both former players -- now managers of visiting teams -- declined to throw out the first pitch.

Mark Saxon

ESPNLosAngeles.com
Mark Saxon is a staff writer for ESPNLosAngeles.com. He spent six years at the Orange County Register, and began his career at the Oakland Tribune, where he started an 11-year journey covering Major League Baseball. He has also covered colleges, including USC football and UCLA basketball.

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