HALL OF FAMER JAIME JARRÍN TO RETIRE FOLLOWING 2022 SEASON
September 30, 2021
LOS ANGELES – Dodger Hall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrín today announced that he will retire following the 2022 season, which will be his 64th season with the organization. The 1998 inductee into the National Baseball Hall of Fame has been calling Dodger games since 1959 and was inducted into the Dodgers’ Ring of Honor in 2018, joining other franchise icons in having his name permanently affixed to Dodger Stadium.
Jarrín will be available to media today at 5:15 p.m. in the Dodger Stadium Interview Room. Media must be vaccinated and credentialed for tonight’s game to attend.
“I’m grateful to the Dodgers – the best organization in baseball - for giving me the opportunity to do what I love most for 64 years,” said Jarrín. “As much as I’ll miss my ‘baseball family’ at Dodger Stadium and across the country, I’m looking forward to spending more time with my sons Jorge and Mauricio and my grandchildren and nurturing my love of travel.”
Jarrín, who will turn 86 in December, has called three perfect games (Sandy Koufax in 1965, Tom Browning in 1988 and Dennis Martinez in 1991) and 22 no-hitters, 30 World Series and 30 All-Star games during his decorated career. In 1998, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY as the recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award and became only the second Spanish-language announcer to achieve that honor, joining Buck Canel. In the 2005 book “Voices of Summer,” Jarrín was named as baseball’s all-time best Spanish-language broadcaster.
“It’s impossible to put into words what Jaime has meant to the Dodger organization. For over six decades, he’s brought us signature calls of baseball’s biggest moments while serving the Dodgers and Los Angeles with grace, integrity and class,” said Dodger President & CEO Stan Kasten. “Jaime was integral in introducing the Dodgers to Los Angeles and in giving a voice to the franchise’s Latino stars. We’re going to cherish this last year with him on the broadcast and wish him the best in retirement.”
Jarrín received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - dedicated in September 1998 – and is a member of both the California Broadcasters’ Association Halls of Fame and the Southern California Sports Broadcasters’ Association, which awarded him the organization’s Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019. His other major honors include La Gran Cruz al Merito en El Grado de Comendador received in Ecuador in January 1992, being honored by the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) Foundation with an AFTRA Media and Entertainment Excellence Award in 2011 and earning Hall of Fame recognition by the Associated Press Television-Radio Association (APTRA) in 2011. On New Year’s Day in 2020, Jarrín was featured in the Rose Parade as an honored guest of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, embodying the theme of “The Power of Hope.”
Plans to honor Jarrín during the 2022 season will be announced at a later date.
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