Friday, March 19, 2010
Scully released from hospital
By Tony Jackson
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Vin Scully, the Los Angeles Dodgers' legendary broadcaster and a member of baseball's Hall of Fame, was released from a West Hills hospital on Friday morning after an overnight stay.
Scully, who was admitted after falling and hitting his head at his home, is expected to travel as scheduled to the team's spring-training facility this weekend and be in the broadcast booth for Sunday's Cactus League game against Cleveland.
Scully issued a statement upon his release.
"Thank you to everyone for their thoughts and prayers, and I apologize for any concern that I caused,'' the statement said. "More importantly, I'm looking forward to Sunday's game, my first of the spring.''
Scully, 82, 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.
Dodgers manager Joe Torre said he spoke Friday with the intensely private Scully.
"He sounded perfectly normal and in good spirits," Torre said. "He might just be a little embarrassed that everyone knows."
Scully remains the Dodgers' lead television and radio broadcaster, but reduced his travel schedule several years ago so that he now does road games only within the National League West.
ESPNLosAngeles.com's Tony Jackson and The Associated Press contributed to this report.