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Dodgers' Vin Scully hopes to end his career in San Francisco

Dodgers' Vin Scully hopes to end his career in San Francisco
Broadcaster Vin Scully hopes to call his final game on Oct. 2 when the Dodgers play the Giants regular-season finale in San Francisco. (Alex Gallardo / Associated Press)

Vin Scully said Saturday he hopes to end his Hall of Fame career as the voice of the Dodgers by calling a game against the rival Giants — in San Francisco.

The Dodgers conclude the regular season at AT&T Park on Sunday, Oct. 2. Scully grew up in New York, where the Giants and Dodgers both played before moving to California in 1958.

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Scully, 88, joined the Dodgers' broadcast team in 1950. In his 67th and final season, he said, he does not plan to travel outside California but hopes to call at least one road game in Anaheim, San Diego and San Francisco.

Scully also said he would consider calling games on radio if the Dodgers make the playoffs. The Oct. 2 game would be his last on television, as national broadcast outlets hold exclusive rights to postseason games.

He said he was humbled by Friday's Los Angeles City Council vote to rename Elysian Park Avenue as Vin Scully Avenue, which changes the Dodger Stadium address to 1000 Vin Scully Ave. He said he had rebuffed the mayor when such a change was proposed two years ago.

Scully encouraged the Dodgers to add the name of Walter O'Malley, the Hall of Fame owner who moved the team from Brooklyn, to what Scully called the "campus" at Dodger Stadium.

"I hope and pray that one day, the name O'Malley will be involved," Scully said.

He joked that he had one idea for his new street. "I was thinking of making it a toll road," he said with a laugh.

Twitter: @BillShaikin

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