Friday, August 31, 2012
Jaime Jarrin signs a three-year extension
By Mark Saxon
LOS ANGELES -- Less than a week after the Dodgers announced that legendary broadcaster Vin Scully would return for a 64th season, another Hall of Famer says he’ll be back in the booth in 2013.
Jaime Jarrin, the Spanish voice of the Dodgers for 54 years, said Friday he’ll be back next season as part of a three-year contract extension.
“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 Latinos in Los Angeles and in revitalizing the Dodgers throughout Latin America,” Jarrin said in a statement.
Scully and Jarrin, known for his home run call, “Se va, se va, se va! Y despidale con un beso!,” or “Going, going, going! And kiss it goodbye!” are the two longest-tenured broadcasters in baseball.
A native of Ecuador, Jarrin, 77, started in 1955, the same year Dodger great Sandy Koufax made his major-league debut. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998. He has called three perfect games, 15 no-hitters, 26 World Series and 21 All-Star games.