This past Thursday, the nominees for the 2020 Radio Hall of Fame were announced and guess who landed on it? That’s right, none other than longtime Los Angeles Dodgers Spanish Broadcaster Jaime Jarrín.
Jarrín has been calling Dodger games since 1959 and to finally be nominated is kind of sad. He should have been in there years ago! I mean come on, Jarrín has been honored pretty much all across the world of baseball over the years.
For example, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998, winning the Ford C. Frick Award as well. Jarrín became only the second Spanish-language announcer to be honored with that award. The other person was Buck Canel who won it in 1985 in case you were wondering.
In 2018, Jarrín became the 12th Dodger to join the franchises prestigious Ring of Honor where he joined fellow broadcaster, Vin Scully.
The voting begins on July 13th and continues on the 20th for listener voting in the other 2 categories. Inductees will be announced on August 17th. The induction ceremony will be live broadcasted from multiple locations this October due to the COVID-19 issues.
Below is the video of Jaime Jarrín’s Ring of Honor Tribute from 2018. Enjoy!