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Petition seeks to have Scully call Series

June 24, 2011
Courtesy of the New York Post

Vin ScullyLegendary Dodgers voice Vin Scully would be calling this year’s World Series on Fox — if his fans had their say.

Scully, 83, who’s called Dodgers games for 62 seasons — starting in 1950, when the team was in Brooklyn — still works around 110 Dodgers games a year.

But he hasn’t called the World Series since 1988, on NBC — when the Dodgers beat their upstate rivals, the Oakland As, in five games.

And, as his career winds down, many of Scully’s fans think his dulcet tones deserve to be heard one more time on the national stage.

“As his career comes closer to an end, I feel that this great man and broadcaster needs to have one more chance to shine when the stage shines the brightest, The World Series,” reads the petition, addressed to “Fox Corporation” and posted yesterday on petitionline.com.

“Join me in this push to have him get one more chance to crown a World Champion in the way it should always be done — with class, dignity and honor, the way he has done it for over 60 years.”

Scully declined to comment yesterday, but insiders say that, while he’s flattered by the petition, he isn’t interested in working another World Series.

As of late yesterday, the petition had accrued over 1,300 signatures.

Joe Buck and Tim McCarver will work this year’s World Series on Fox.

Fox officials had no comment.

Read more at the New York Post where this story was originally published.