The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Hall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrin will be inducted into the Dodger Stadium Ring of Honor and recognized for his 60 years of service during a pregame ceremony on Friday, Sept. 21.
The ceremony will include tributes from players and broadcasters from around baseball. Fans are encouraged to arrive early for the ceremony and also enjoy postgame Friday Night fireworks.
Jarrin is the franchise’s second broadcaster to receive the honor, following in the footsteps of Vin Scully, who was immortalized in May 2017. “The Ring of Honor is something that I never dreamed about, and I’d like to thank the Dodgers from the bottom of my heart,” Jarrin said.
“To me, this honor is equal to being inducted into the Hall of Fame, and I’m humbled to be up there with Vin Scully and all the other Dodger greats. It’s going to be a special night.”
Jarrin will join Pee Wee Reese, Tommy Lasorda, Duke Snider, Jim Gilliam, Don Sutton, Walter Alston, Sandy Koufax, Roy Campanella, Jackie Robinson, Don Drysdale and Vin Scully in having their name/number permanently affixed to Dodger Stadium.
The Dodgers have not unveiled how Jarrin will be recognized in the Ring of Honor. Scully received a microphone with his last name above it.
“On behalf of the Dodgers and Dodger fans, it’s my honor to congratulate Jaime on reaching this milestone and thank him for serving as a great representative of our team and the game of baseball for 60 years,” Dodger president and CEO Stan Kasten said. “His place among the franchise greats is undisputed, and we’re proud to welcome him into the team’s Ring of Honor.”
Fernando Valenzuela added: “Congratulations to Jaime, my friend and mentor, on this great honor and 60 years with the Dodgers. I’ll always remember your kindness and wisdom in helping a teenager acclimate to the Majors and then, many years later, showing me the ropes as a rookie broadcaster. You are the true definition of what it means to be a Dodger.”
Jarrin’s tenure with the Dodgers began in 1959, their second season in Los Angeles. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998 as the recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, becoming only the second Spanish-language announcer to receive that honor.
Jarrin is also a member of the Southern California Sports Broadcasters’ Association and the California Broadcasters’ Association Halls of Fame, and he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in September 1998.
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.