- Associated Press - Sunday, August 22, 2010

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Vin Scully is expected to announce his future plans in the broadcast booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The team confirmed Saturday night that an announcement would be made before Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds.

The 82-year-old Hall of Fame announcer is nearing the end of his 61st season with the Dodgers, which the club says is the longest tenure of any broadcaster with the same team in sports history.

Scully said last fall that he still loves the job he’s had with the team since 1950, but that it’s increasingly hard to be away from his wife during the season.

He’s been working on a series of one-year contracts, and he had said he would work this season and then decide his future.

Scully calls all nine innings of the team’s television broadcasts, while the first three innings of his games are simulcast on the radio.

He works alone on the air and long ago reduced his travel schedule to avoid calling games east of the Rockies, although he calls road games against the Dodgers‘ NL West and AL West opponents.

In March, Scully was briefly hospitalized after falling and hitting his head at home.

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