Jaime Jarrín Biography
A native of Quito, Ecuador, Jaime Jarrín is an Ecuadorian-born American sportscaster known as the Spanish-language voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
However, he started broadcasting for the Dodgers in 1959 and was the 1998 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award from the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Jaime Jarrín Age
Jarrín is 86 years old as of 2021. He was born on 10 December 1935 in Quito, Ecuador. He celebrates his birthday on 10 December every year.
Jaime Jarrín Height
Jarrín stands at an average height. His actual height and weight have been publicly not mentioned. We will update this section once the information is available.
Jaime Jarrín Education
Jarrín studied philosophy, letters, journalism, and broadcasting at the Central University of Ecuador in Quito.
Jaime Jarrín Family
Jarrín was born and raised by her parents in Los Angeles, California, United States. However, our efforts to find out more about his parents came to no avail as no such information is publicly available. Thus, the identity of Jarrín’s parents is still unclear. It is also not known if he has any siblings. We will update this section once this information is available.
Jaime Jarrín Wife
Blanca Jarrín, the wife of Los Angeles Dodgers Spanish-language broadcaster Jaime Jarrín, tragically passed away at the age of 85.
Jaime Jarrín Net Worth
Jarrín has an estimated net worth of $1 Million
Jaime Jarrín Honors and awards
In 1998, Jarrín received the Ford C. Frick Award from the Baseball Hall of Fame, becoming the second Spanish-language broadcaster to win that award, joining Mets and Yankees announcer Buck Canel. In February 1998, Jarrín was the first recipient of the Southern California Broadcaster Association’s President’s Award. Also in 1998, he was honored by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists with their highest award and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 2002, Jarrín was inducted into the California Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame and in 2003, into the Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum. He received the 2003 Foreign Language Sports Broadcaster Award from the Southern California Sports Broadcasters and was inducted into the Southern California Sports Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame. Jarrín was honored again by the SCSB with the foreign-language broadcaster of the year award in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, and 2008.
In 2009, he was honored by the Society of St. Vincent DePaul for his commitment to changing the lives of at-risk youth in the community. He also received La Gran Cruz al Merito en El Grado de Comendador (the highest civilian medal) from his native Ecuador in January 1992. In 1990 he was named as one of the top 100 Influential Hispanics in the United States by Hispanic Business Magazine.
In 1970, he was the first Latin American to win the Golden Mike Award, which he received again in 1971. In 2000, he spoke at the MLB Rookie Development seminar, which is designed to prepare top minor league prospects for the Major Leagues. In 2011, Jarrín was honored in Los Angeles with the AFTRA Foundation’s AFTRA Media and Entertainment Excellence Award in Broadcasting. His colleague, Vin Scully, received the same award in 2009.
On June 11, 2012, the Dodgers prior to their game against the Angels honored Jarrín for 54 years of service. He was given a trophy and threw out the first pitch of the game. A video tribute was also made and shown. The fans also received a blue colored T-shirt where the front of the shirt said “Se Va, Se Va, Se Va”
Jaime Jarrín Career
Born in Cayambe, Ecuador, Jarrín started work as a broadcaster in his home country when he was just 16 years old. He went on to become the announcer for the National Congress of Ecuador. He came to the United States on June 24, 1955. At the time, he had never seen a baseball game.