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Scully says he won't call Dodgers playoff games

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Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully announced Tuesday that he will not call any potential Dodgers postseason games this fall, The Los Angeles Times reports.

Scully, 88, said the 2016 season would be his final season as the voice of the Dodgers, but he had not stated whether that would include the postseason. On Tuesday, Scully said his final broadcast will be Sunday, Oct. 2, in San Francisco, even if Los Angeles qualifies for the playoffs.

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Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully announced Tuesday that he will not call any potential Dodgers postseason games this fall, The Los Angeles Times reports.

Scully, 88, said the 2016 season would be his final season as the voice of the Dodgers, but he had not stated whether that would include the postseason. On Tuesday, Scully said his final broadcast will be Sunday, Oct. 2, in San Francisco, even if Los Angeles qualifies for the playoffs.

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Scully, who currently anchors the Dodgers' home telecasts for Time Warner Cable Sportsnet LA, had switched to the radio booth in recent years to broadcast the team's playoff games. That will not continue in 2016, however, as Scully will make two final farewells: the first during the Dodgers' final regular-season home game against the Rockies on Sunday, Sept. 25, and again for their regular-season finale one week later at AT&T Park.

"I'm going to say goodbye at Dodger Stadium, the last game with Colorado," Scully told the L.A. Times. "I will say goodbye in San Francisco. And then that will be it."

That means the next two-plus weeks will be the last of Scully's 67 consecutive seasons with the Dodgers -- the most any broadcaster has spent with one team in the history of professional sports.

Scully also delivered some of baseball's biggest postseason moments -- from Ozzie Smith's improbable home run in Game 5 of the 1985 National League Championship Series to the thrilling conclusion of Game 6 of the '86 Red Sox-Mets World Series to Kirk Gibson's dramatic walk-off home run in Game 1 of the '88 World Series.

In total, Scully has served as the voice of 28 World Series -- more than any other broadcaster in history. He is also still the youngest broadcaster to call the Fall Classic, when he announced the 1953 World Series between the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees at age 25, which the Bombers won in six games.

Matt Kelly is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @mattkellyMLB.

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