Jaime Jarrin, Dodgers’ Spanish voice, agrees to three-year extension
There will be more than one Hall of Fame broadcaster returning to the Dodgers next season.
The Dodgers announced before the sixth inning Monday night that Jaime Jarrin, the Spanish voice of the Dodgers, had agreed to a stay with the Dodgers another three seasons.
That will take Jarrin, 79, through his 60th consecutive season broadcasting the Dodgers.
“I wanted to complete 60 years with the Dodgers,” Jarrin said in Spanish.
The native of Ecuador was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998. This season, for the first time, he is calling the games on the radio with his son, Jorge.
“I feel perfect physically. I’m in good health,” Jarrin said. “There are two primary reasons I want to continue. One is for my love of the sport. I love what I do. The Dodgers have treated me well. Second is the support of my wife [Blanca]. Without her support, I wouldn’t have lasted this long.”
Jarrin said he agreed to a three-year extension, but was uncertain whether he would want to carry on after it expires after the 2018 season.
“I’ll determine then if I want to continue or not,” he said.
Vin Scully, the Dodgers other Hall of Fame broadcaster, announced last month he would return next year for his 67th consecutive season.
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