The nominees for the 2020 Radio Hall of Fame came out on Thursday, with Jaime Jarrín, the Dodgers’ Spanish radio broadcaster, being named a nominee. He was honored under the category “Active Network/Syndication (10 years or more).
I think 10 years or more is a bit of an understatement, considering Jarrín has been calling games for the Dodgers since 1959. I don’t think they had a “60 years or more” category for this awards show, sadly.
Jarrín has been honored all across baseball over the years. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998, winning the Ford C. Frick Award. It was a huge honor, as he became only the second Spanish-language announcer to be honored with the award, joining Buck Canel who took home the award in 1985.
In 2018, Jarrín became the 12th Dodger to join the club’s prestigious Ring of Honor. He joined fellow broadcaster Vin Scully.
Here’s some more information about the voting for the awards:
Industry voting in four of the categories, including Jarrín’s, begins July 13. Listener voting in the other two categories begins July 20. Inductees will be announced on Aug. 17. The induction ceremony will be a live radio broadcast from multiple locations this October, as a result of COVID-19 health and safety concerns.
Nominees were determined by the organization’s Nominating Committee, following suggestions from radio professionals across the country. The nominees in the four industry-voted categories will be voted on by a participant panel comprised of 600 industry professionals, who will receive confidential ballots from online voting service Votem. The winners in the two listener-voted categories will be determined by the public, who will also vote via Votem, and the Radio Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. The outcome of the listener vote will count as one vote among the committee votes.
Click here if you want to see a list of all the nominees
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