Originally published by DodgerBlue.com
For the first time in more than six decades, Jaime Jarrín is not the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Spanish-language broadcast team as he retired after the 2022 season. The booth now consists of José Mota, Fernando Valenzuela and Pepe Yniguez.
Jarrín began announcing Dodgers games in 1959, which was the team’s second season in Los Angeles. Over the course of his Hall of Fame career, he called three perfect games, nearly two-dozen no-hitters, 26 All-Star Games and 29 World Series.
Jarrín began to cut back on his workload last season by no longer calling road games in order to spend more time with his family. He was honored by the team in a pregame ceremony and later treated to a heartfelt toast.
Now in his first year of retirement, Jarrín admitted it was strange not calling the Dodgers Spring Training games.
Tengo que admitirlo y confesarlo: me sentí un poquito raro no estar al micrófono en el primer juego de Dodgers este spring training ,creo es natural después de nada menos que 64 años consecutivos de hacerlo.Las transmisiones están en muy buenas manos con Pepe, Manolo y Fernando.
— Jaime Jarrín (@JaimeJarrin) February 26, 2023
Although he is no longer the Dodgers’ Spanish-language broadcaster, Jarrín remains involved with the organization in an ambassador role. “I’m going to be with the Dodgers organization for two more years as an ambassador of the team, representing the Dodgers mainly within the Latino community,” Jarrín said at the end of the 2022 season.
“They have asked me to be with them, so I’m going to stay for two years. They wanted me for more than two years, but let’s see. I’m sure my love for the Dodgers is not going to end this year.
“After 64 years, I’ve really fallen in love with baseball and the Dodgers. They have been great with me. They have supported me, they have given me an opportunity. The Dodgers always were behind me.
“They treated me with respect. One thing I can tell you is I have never had any problem with anybody. I have been very fortunate to have really professional colleagues. They have been great.”
Jaime Jarrín excited Orel Hershisher & Manny Mota being inducted into Legends of Dodger Baseball
The Dodgers will honor Manny Mota and Orel Hershiser this season by inducting them into the Legends of Dodger Baseball, which recognizes franchise greats for their impact on and off the field.
Hershiser and Mota will join Kirk Gibson, Steve Garvey, Don Newcombe and Fernando Valenzuela as the players to have been recognized with the honor. After the announcement, Jarrín congratulated the duo and shared his excitement on Twitter.
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