The Los Angeles Dodgers added three former All-Stars via trade on Saturday, all of whom are signed for 2013 and beyond. The team will continue to have a Hall of Fame broadcaster call their games for next season, as Vin Scully will be back for a record 64th year, per Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times.
On Saturday the Dodgers completed their blockbuster trade with the Boston Red Sox that brought them Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, and Nick Punto. Gonzalez homered in his first at-bat in the Dodgers' 8-2 win over the Miami Marlins, and there was much pomp and circumstance after the game with three of the four getting introduced via press conference on the field.
But Scully's announcement came softly, and will likely become official on Sunday. The man who has called Dodgers game since 1950 is a humble man who tries often to downplay his own accomplishments, which are vast. He was named to the National Baseball Hall of Fame as the Ford C. Frick recipient in 1982.
The Dodgers will give away Vin Scully bobbleheads on Thursday, the 10th in a series of bobblehead giveaways at Dodger Stadium this season, and the first such bobblehead ever of Scully.
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