Jaime Jarrín, the longtime Dodgers Spanish-language broadcaster, will retire after the 2022 season, the team announced on Tuesday.
Jarrín has been calling Dodgers games since 1959, the club’s second season in Los Angeles. The longest-tenured broadcaster in MLB, 2022 will be Jarrín’s 64th season of calling games.
“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 miss 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.”
In addition to all the accolades — inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998 as the winner of the Ford C. Frick award, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame that same year, featured in the 2020 Rose Parade, and many others — Jarrín has seen and done it all in baseball. He’s called three perfect games (Sandy Koufax in 1965, Tom Browning in 1988, and Dennis Martinez in 1991), 22 no-hitters, 30 All-Star Games, and 30 World Series.
The Dodgers inducted Jarrín into their ring of honor in 2018.
In addition to his broadcast duties, which saw him call an unfathomable nearly 4,000 consecutive Dodgers games from 1962-84, Jarrín also served as a translator for Fernando Valenzuela during the height of Fernandomania in 1981, connecting with fans of many languages.
From 2015-20, Jarrín called Dodgers games with his son Jorge, the only father-son Spanish-language radio broadcasting team in MLB. Jorge Jarrín retired last year.
“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 & CEO Stan Kasten said in a statement. “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.”
“Los Angeles has been so lucky to have enjoyed the talents of Jaime Jarrin for over six decades,” Vin Scully said in a tweet. “I’m thrilled my dear pal will get to spend precious time with his family in retirement. All the best to you Jaime.”