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Jorge Jarrín retires after 17 years with the Dodgers

Tenure with team included last five years as part of father-son duo on Spanish-language radio broadcasts

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Jorge Jarrín called games with his dad Jaime on Spanish-language radio broadcasts, and on Thursday, February 4, 2021 announced his retirement after 17 years with the Dodgers.
Photo credit: Jon SooHoo | LA Dodgers

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.

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.”