This Saturday night the Los Angeles Dodgers paid tribute to one of their most beloved voices, the legendary Jaime Jarrin, after 64 years serving the team and experiencing the team's most important moments. Undoubtedly an emotional moment and more than deserved for the narrator born in Ecuador 86 years ago.
The tribute was attended by Senator Alex Padilla, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo, actor Edward James Olmos and other Dodgers announcers who have worked with Garrin, such as Fernando Valenzuela. and Pepe Yniguez.
Dodger Hall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrin today announced that he will retire following the 2022 season, which will be his 64th season with the organization. pic.twitter.com/PHthb3BzD9— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 28, 2021
“Jarrin inspired generations of Angelenos and others to become and remain Dodger fans for life,” Dodgers Chairman and CEO Stan Kasten said in remarks reported by NBC Los Angeles .
Thank you, Jaime. pic.twitter.com/y2kPvC1YVc— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 2, 2022
The retirement of Jaime Jarrin
On September 28, 2021, the legendary Jaime Jarrin announced that he would retire after season 2022 , which represents his 64th season with the team. At 86, the famous broadcaster of Ecuadorian origin has watched and called Dodgers games since 1959, just the second season after the team moved from Brooklyn.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti presented Arrin with the keys to the city for the fourth time and also highlighted the example the legendary broadcaster has set for all generations of Dodgers players and fans.
Jaime Jarrin began broadcasting the Dodgers games from his native Ecuador at the age of 16, later he came to the United States in 1955 and it is said that he began to regularly attend the games of the Pacific Coast League, there he was a regular. a visitor to the extinct Gilmore Field and Wrigley Field in Los Angeles from 1955 to 1957, that's how he learned the game until he became what he is today.
The legendary Ecuadorian broadcaster has broadcast 22 no-hitters, including perfect games by Sandy Koufax in 1965, Tom Browning in 1988 and Dennis Martinez in 1991. He has also been a part of 30 World Series games and 30 All Stars Games.
Among his many distinctions stands out a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in September 1998 and he was also included in the Dodgers Ring of Honor in 2018. Without a doubt, Jarrin is living history of the Dodgers and today he lived a more what a well deserved tribute.