Vin Scully’s final game Sunday will be a full nine-inning radio, TV simulcast

Vin Scully, seated above the "G" in WMGM radio booth from Ebbets Field in 1953.

Vin Scully, seated above the “G” in WMGM radio booth from Ebbets Field in 1953.

The final game of Vin Scully’s broadcaster career with the Dodgers will be a nine-inning simulcast on SportsNet LA, KTLA-Channel 5 and KLAC-AM (570), the team announced Monday afternoon.
That game, on Sunday from San Francisco with a noon start, will be the last of Scully’s 67 years with the franchise.
The MLB Network and TBS are still considering the option of airing the game for a nation-wide audience.
For many years, the Dodgers have tried to appease both radio listeners and TV viewers by having just the first three innings simulcast, after which the radio team of Charley Steiner and Rick Monday would take the game to its conclusion on radio and Scully would remain on TV.
This decision that will help many who do not have TV access on Sunday to hear Scully’s final call, as well as for those around the world who can access it on the MLB app.
It’s also a suggestion we made in last Saturday’s column. Steiner as well told us would be happy to step aside for any Scully broadcast that affects his radio time.
Lon Rosen, the Dodgers executive vice president and chief marketing officer, said the decision was finally made because “we wanted to make sure that all of Vin’s fans are able to share” in his last broadcast.
Steiner and Monday are in agreement to allow Scully to do the entire game on radio as well.
The Giants have a tribute planned for Scully on Sunday as well as simulcasting the third inning of his call to its listeners on KNBR-AM (680) and on TV at Comcast Sports Net Bay Area.

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