The Los Angeles Dodgers announced legendary broadcaster Vin Scully took a fall in his home on Tuesday afternoon and is resting comfortably in the hospital.
“I won’t be doing anymore headfirst sliding, I never liked it,” Scully joked in a statement released by the team.
It’s unknown what type of injuries Scully suffered, but him resting comfortably at the hospital and making jokes likely means that the 92-year-old will be able to make a full recovery. The city of Los Angeles already lost one legend in Kobe Bryant earlier this year, so can’t afford to lose another in Scully during this difficult time.
Scully served as the Dodgers’ lead broadcaster for 67 seasons dating back to 1950 when the team was still in Brooklyn. He retired at the conclusion of the 2016 season but has remained involved with the organization since.
The last everyone heard of Scully, he was narrating a video the Dodgers put out to outline the progress of their stadium renovations, which are nearing its completion.
Additionally, Scully also put out a positive message at the beginning of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to help people get through it. He also added that he is optimistic a 2020 Major League Baseball season will take place, continuing to lift people that are down due to the pandemic.
As it currently stands, MLB has not announced when the season will begin, but they are discussing a number of different options, including playing all games in Arizona, Florida and Texas with no fans in attendance.
While 2020 has not been kind to L.A. and the world as a whole, Scully’s positivity throughout should serve as a motivating factor for everyone, and hopefully he can get healthy and out of the hospital as soon as possible.
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