Vin Scully To Return For 63rd Season Of Dodger Baseball; Jaime Jarrin Coming Back For 54th Season
August 28, 2011 at 2:29 PM (PT)
LOS ANGELES DODGERS Hall of Fame broadcaster VIN SCULLY will return for his 63nd season in 2012, the legendary baseball voice told viewers before FRIDAY's game. Once again, SCULLY will call all home games and select road games, mostly west of the ROCKIES.
“I don’t want to make a big deal out of it, you and I have been friends for a long time,” SCULLY said before the game “But after a lot of soul searching and a few prayers, we’ve decided that we will come back with the DODGERS for next year. God’s been awfully good to me, allowing me to do the things I love to do. I asked him one more year at least and he said okay.”
SCULLY is heard on the DODGER radio network headed by CITADEL Talk KABC-A/LOS ANGELES, CBS-owned independent KCAL-TV/LOS ANGELES, and the FOX SPORTS PRIME TICKET regional cable channel.
Jaime Jarrin's Coming Back, Too
And just two days after SCULLY's announcement, another of the DODGERS' Hall of Fame broadcasters announced his return next season as well. JAIME JARRIN, who has been the Spanish-language voice of the DODGERS for 53 seasons, announced to his listeners on UNIVISION Spanish Talk KTNQ-A/LOS ANGELES that he will be back for his 54th season in 2012. JARRIN will call all 162 regular season games.
"The DODGERS have invited me back for another season, so you will have to be by my side again," Jarrin joked with analyst FERNANDO VALENZUELA on the air during the second inning of SUNDAY's game. "I love what I do. It's something I love and it brings me great joy to work alongside you and PEPE YNIGUEZ. I'm pleased to serve the Spanish-language community and really share baseball with them -- such a beautiful and pristine sport."
The DODGERS and FLORIDA MARLINS (DAVE VAN HORNE and FELO RAMIREZ) are the only two major league teams to have two Hall of Fame announcers calling their games.