Thursday, March 18, 2010
Updated: March 19, 1:27 PM ET
Scully still planning on Sunday game
By Tony Jackson
Vin Scully, the Dodgers' broadcasting legend and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, was hospitalized overnight Thursday after he got up from bed too quickly, fell and bumped his head.
Josh Rawitch, the Dodgers' vice president for communications, spoke with Scully late Thursday. Rawitch said in an e-mail to reporters that Scully told him he had simply gotten out of bed too quickly, resulting in his fall.
Scully, 82, was taken to West Hills Hospital and Medical Center as a precaution.
"I am spending the night and plan on doing the game Sunday," Scully said in a statement.
Sunday's Cactus League game is between the Dodgers and Cleveland Indians at the Dodgers' spring training facility in Glendale, Ariz.
Scully has been part of the Dodgers' broadcast team since 1950, when the team still played in Brooklyn. He is a 28-time California Sportscaster of the Year and was inducted into the broadcasting wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.
Scully remains the Dodgers' lead television and radio broadcaster, but reduced his schedule several years ago, working all home games and only road games against National League West and American League West opponents.
Tony Jackson covers the Dodgers for ESPNLosAngeles.com. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.