Porter not planning to retire

Updated: October 22, 2004, 9:05 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers announced Friday that Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully will return next year for his 56th season and Rick Monday will be back for his 12th year.

But there was a shakeup in the radio booth.

Ross Porter is leaving the Dodgers' broadcasting team after 28 years on the job.

The team will add another play-by-play broadcaster and an analyst, with those hires to be announced at a later date, executive vice president Lon Rosen said.

Scully will continue in his solo role both on television broadcasts and simulcasts of the first three innings on the Dodgers' radio network. After that, the radio coverage will go with the first English language two-person booth in franchise history.

"It has been an honor for me to broadcast games for the Dodgers for the past 28 years," Porter said in a statement issued by the team. "I wish to thank the fans for their loyalty and their support of my work. There are no plans to retire. I love what I do."

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