Dodgers Spanish-Language Broadcaster Jorge Jarrín Announces Retirement
Jorge Jarrín has called Dodgers games in Spanish alongside his legendary father, Jaime for several years. Today the younger Jarrín announced he is retiring.
The Dodgers made the announcement this afternoon on Twitter.
Jarrín first started working for the Dodgers in 2004, managing radio broadcast sales and Hispanic initiatives. Eight years later he became a member of the Dodgers' broadcast team, pairing up with his Hall of Fame dad in 2015. That made them the first first-ever father-son broadcasting team on MLB Spanish-language radio.
In a statement released by the team, the Jorge Jarrín said he knew the time was right:
"I leave with a tremendous sense of gratitude for the Dodger organization," he said.
Today the Dodgers and I announced my retirement from the broadcast booth. I leave proud of what we have accomplished since I joined the Dodgers in 2004. The best was being teamed up with my dad in the broadcast booth. He goes on, but I’m happy to be just a fan now, and forever.— Jorge Jarrin (@JorgeJarrin1) February 5, 2021
Jaime Jarrín, who is 85, has been the Spanish voice of the Dodgers since 1959.
- Dodger broadcaster Jorge Jarrín announces retirement (MLB news release)