Saturday, September 01, 2012

Buenas Noticias: Jaime Jarrín Extended Through 2015

From a Dodgers press release:

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced today that Hall of Fame Dodger broadcaster Jaime Jarrín,"the Spanish Voice of the Dodgers," will return to the Dodgers' Spanish-language broadcast booth for a 55th season in 2013 as part of a three-year contract and will remain at the helm of the Dodgers’ Spanish-language radio broadcast on Univision America KTNQ 1020 AM Los Angeles.

"I am honored to extend my career during such a thrilling time in Dodger history and under new ownership that has demonstrated a strong commitment to the Latinos in Los Angeles and in revitalizing the Dodgers throughout Latin America," Jarrín said. "I am confident this leadership can bring a championship back to Los Angeles and I am happy to be a part of it."

Jarrín will broadcast most of the Dodgers' 162 regular season games, eight Spring Training games and all potential postseason games through the 2015 season. Jarrín holds the second-longest tenure in MLB broadcasting history behind his colleague and fellow Hall of Famer, Vin Scully, and the longest tenure ever in MLB's Spanish-language broadcasting history.

"Jaime is a Dodger institution and is a big reason why the Dodgers have such a strong Latino fan base," said Dodger Owner Earvin Johnson. "The Dodgers are the only club with two Hall of Fame broadcasters on staff and I'm excited that Jaime will continue to instill a love of Dodger baseball in Spanish-speaking Angelenos."

"We're committed to the Latino community in Los Angeles and knew that one of the most important things we could do right away was to ensure that Jaime would continue to lead the Spanish-language broadcast," said Dodger President and CEO Stan Kasten. "We're happy to have him here with us and are grateful for his insight and the foundation he laid in this community that we can now build upon."

Congratulations, Jaime! Now, about that bobblehead....

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