Los Angeles Dodgers Spanish-language broadcaster Jaime Jarrín announced he will retire after the 2022 season, which will mark his 64th year in the booth. Jarrín began calling Dodgers games in 1959 — the club’s second season in Los Angeles.
“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,” Jarrín said in a statement.
“As much as I’ll missy 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.”
Jorge Jarrín announced his retirement this past February, after 17 seasons calling games. The Jarríns formed the first-ever father-son broadcasting team on MLB Spanish-language radio and were on the call last year when the Dodgers won their first World Series since 1988.
Over the course of his Hall of Fame career, Jaime Jarrín has called three perfect games, nearly two-dozen no-hitters, 26 All-Star Games and 29 World Series.
Estoy muy agradecido a los Dodgers, la mejor organización en béisbol por haber me dado la oportunidad de hacer lo que me ha encantado los últimos 64 años. Extrañare a mi familia en el estadio, pero estoy listo para gozar pasando más tiempo con mi familia viajando este mundo. https://t.co/W7LjqW2n8E
— Jaime Jarrín (@JaimeJarrin) September 28, 2021
Among the many accolades Jarrín has earned include the Ford C. Frick Award from the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998, becoming just the second Spanish-language broadcaster to do so.
In 2002, he was inducted into the California Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame, and the following year, he was honored in the Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum. The Dodgers inducted Jarrín into the Dodger Stadium Ring of Honor in 2018.
“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,” Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten said.
“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 wants Dodgers to retire No. 34 for Valenzuela
Part of Jarrín’s career with the Dodgers included serving as an interpreter for Fernando Valenzuela. The Spanish voice of the organization and Valenzuela have maintained a close relationship, and Jarrín recently expressed his hope the Dodgers retire No. 34.
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