Jarrin To Be Honored For 50 Years Of Dodger Broadcasts
June 23, 2008 at 5:01 PM (PT)
Hall of Fame LOS ANGELES DODGERS Spanish-language broadcaster JAIME JARRIN will be honored on the field before TUESDAY's game for his 50th season with the franchise. JARRIN has called over 7,500 regular-season games, about 25 All-Star Games, and 20 World Series. JARRIN came to the U.S. from ECUADOR in 1955 and saw his first game there, becoming the DODGERS' Spanish-language voice after just a year of preparation after the team moved to LOS ANGELES from BROOKLYN.
"JAIME JARRIN is a treasure," said DODGERS President JAMIE MCCOURT. "His blend of eloquence and elegance, together with a personal dignity that exudes from his manner, has made him welcome in millions of homes. He is a vital part of the DODGERS family -- and the DODGERS families. This franchise has been blessed to have such a kind and competent gentlemen tell our stories to generations of DODGERS-loving fans."
JARRIN is presently heard calling games alongside PEPE YNIGUEZ and FERNANDO VALENZUELA on LIBERMAN Ranchera KHJ-A (LA RANCHERA 930 AM)/LOS ANGELES.