Dodgers’ Broadcaster Jaime Jarrin, who has been the “Spanish voice of the LA Dodgers” for fifty-five years will be honored by the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters, Friday, Jan. 24, at the Sportsmen’s Lodge, it was announced today by PPB President Commander Chuck Street. He will receive the Art Gilmore Career Achievement Award in front of his peers including Vin Scully, Larry King, Laura Diaz, and son, Jorge Jarrin.
Jarrin has been broadcasting Dodger games to his Spanish-speaking audience of baseball fans since 1959. Like his fellow Dodger announcing partner, Vin Scully, Jaime is in Baseball’s Hall of Fame. The Dodgers are the only team to have two announcers enshrined in Cooperstown. His complete record of calling close to 4,000 Dodger games was only broken when he took charge of the Spanish-language radio coverage and production of the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters, founded in 1966, gathers four times a year to honor a well-known celebrity such as recent recipients Neil Sedaka, Michael Feinstein, Johnny Mathis, Tom Bergeron, and Larry King. This legendary organization’s goal is to recognize veteran personalities in the radio and television industry.