LOS ANGELES – Dodger broadcaster Jorge Jarrín, son of Hall of Famer Jaime Jarrín, today announced his retirement following nine seasons calling games in Spanish on both radio and television and 17 years of service to the organization.
Jarrín joined the Dodger organization in 2004 as the club’s Manager of Radio Broadcast Sales and Hispanic Initiatives and became a member of the broadcast team in 2012, calling games on television alongside Dodger great Manny Mota before joining his father in the radio booth in 2015. The Jarríns formed the first-ever father-son broadcasting team on MLB Spanish-language radio and called the Dodgers’ first World Championship in 32 years together in 2020.
Said Jorge Jarrín: “You would think this would be a very difficult decision to make, but I just knew the time was right and I leave with a tremendous sense of gratitude for the Dodger organization. To end with a World Championship is the cherry on top of a dream 32 years in the making! Fortunately for our fans, my dad – the Marathon Man – will continue.”
Jarrín has won numerous awards throughout his 35-year broadcasting career, which began in 1985 as “Captain Jorge” covering traffic from Jet Copter 790 on KABC Radio. He broke into baseball in 2001 on DIRECTV’s “Major League Baseball Game of the Week,” which was broadcast to all of Latin America.
“We congratulate Jorge on 35 award-winning years in broadcasting and thank him for his 17 years of service to the Dodger organization,” said Erik Braverman, Dodger Senior Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Broadcasting. “Jorge was truly an organizational asset, always willing to generously lend his time for community events and his kindness shining through his calls of Dodger baseball. It’s so fitting that Jorge’s final broadcast was the Dodgers’ World Series-clinching victory.”
The Los Angeles Dodgers franchise, with seven World Series championships and 24 National League pennants since its beginnings in Brooklyn in 1890, is committed to a tradition of pride and excellence. The Dodgers, baseball’s 2020 World Champions, were recognized as ESPN’s Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year and are dedicated to supporting a culture of winning baseball, providing a first-class, fan-friendly experience at Dodger Stadium, and building a strong partnership with the community. With the highest cumulative fan attendance in Major League Baseball history, and a record of breaking barriers, the Dodgers are one of the most cherished sports franchises in the world. Visit the Dodgers online at www.dodgers.com, follow them on Twitter @Dodgers and like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Dodgers. For media information, visit www.dodgerspressbox.com.