Famed Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Jaime Jarrín will be presented with the Pioneer Award from the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation (PBSF) at their 16th annual “In the Spirit of the Game” fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The annual event will also see Paul Beeston, Tommy John, Torey Lovullo, Jamie Moyer, Mickey Segal and Frank Thomas, among others, honored at the event. Former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, who is on the Foundation’s board of directors, is due to present.
MLB Network, Larry King and others will combine to host the event. The PBSF was founded in 2003 in effort to assist baseball scouts who lose their jobs, suffer an illness, retirement or other setbacks.
For Jarrín, he’s set to be honored prior into heading into a 61st season as the Spanish-language voice of the Dodgers. He recently signed a multi-year contract extension that will take him through 2020 season.
“I’m still enjoying it just as much as I did 60 years ago. I love what I do, and it’s a privilege for me to be able to do it,” Jarrín said at the time his new deal was announced. “I have had the opportunity to work with the best of the best, ballplayers, broadcasters and staff, and I have been so fortunate throughout my career.
“Of course, I have to thank the Dodgers and especially my wife Blanca for her support and for allowing me to do what I love all these years.”
Jarrín’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, and previously received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Jarrín also became the 12th member of the Dodger Stadium Ring of Honor.