Dodgers broadcaster Jorge Jarrín announced his retirement from the Dodgers on Thursday after 17 years with the franchise, most recently sharing the Spanish-language broadcast booth with his father, Jaime.
“You would think this would be a very difficult decision to make, but I just knew the time was right and I leave with a tremendous sense of gratitude for the Dodger organization,” Jorge Jarrín said in a statement. “To end with a World Championship is the cherry on top of a dream 32 years in the making! Fortunately for our fans, my dad — the Marathon Man — will continue.”
Hall of Famer Jaime Jarrín, now 85, has called Dodgers games since 1959, including the last five years on radio with Jorge, the first father-son radio announcing duo on an MLB Spanish-language broadcast.
Today the Dodgers and I announced my retirement from the broadcast booth. I leave proud of what we have accomplished since I joined the Dodgers in 2004. The best was being teamed up with my dad in the broadcast booth. He goes on, but I’m happy to be just a fan now, and forever.— Jorge Jarrin (@JorgeJarrin1) February 5, 2021
Hace un tiempo mi hijo Jorge me dijo que no pensaba emularme en longevidad con Dodgers y hoy confirmó su jubilación.Deja su trabajo para gozar de su retiro; le extrañaré en la cabina pero tengo la fortuna de su compañía todos los días en casa junto a su esposa Maggie.— Jaime Jarrín (@JaimeJarrin) February 5, 2021
Before that, Jorge was the Spanish-language play-by-play television announcer for the team for three seasons. He also spent 11 years as the Dodgers manager of radio broadcast sales and Hispanic initiatives.
“Jorge was truly an organizational asset, always willing to generously lend his time for community events and his kindness shining through his calls of Dodger baseball,” said Dodgers senior vice president Erik Braverman. “It’s so fitting that Jorge’s final broadcast was the Dodgers’ World Series-clinching victory.”
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