The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Hall-of-Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrín signed a multi-year contract extension to take him through the 2020 season. The next two years will be Jarrín’s 61st and 62nd with the team.
“It seems like it was just yesterday that I was at the Coliseum in 1959 and started my work with the Dodgers, the time goes so fast,” Jarrín said. “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.
“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 organization began in 1959, their second season in Los Angeles. Among the honors he’s earned are being inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998 as the recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The Dodgers are set to honor Jarrín prior to Friday’s game by inducting him into the Dodger Stadium Ring of Honor. He becomes the 12th inductee, joining oining Pee Wee Reese, Tommy Lasorda, Duke Snider, Jim Gilliam, Don Sutton, Walter Alston, Sandy Koufax, Roy Campanella, Jackie Robinson, Don Drysdale and Vin Scully.
“Jaime Jarrín is a Hall of Famer in every sense of the word, and the Dodgers are lucky to have had him behind the mic for the past 60 years as he’s chronicled the greatest moments in Los Angeles history with his unique storytelling and iconic style,” Dodgers executive vice president and marketing officer Lon Rosen said.
“We’re thrilled that Jaime is returning with this multi-year contract extension and are looking forward to celebrating him Friday night.”