At this point in the game, it’s really a package deal: If Vin Scully says he’s coming back for another season, it’s likely that Jaime Jarrin will be back as well as the Spanish-language voice of the Dodgers.
The team made it official today, with Jarrin coming back for his 55th season in 2013, which is part of his current three-year contract to do games for KTNQ-AM (1020).
“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 the Latinos in Los Angeles and in revitalizing the Dodgers throughout Latin America,” Jarrn said in a statement. “I am confident this leadership can bring a championship back to Los Angeles and I am happy to be a part of it.”
Jarrn’s tenue with the Dodgers is the second-longest in MLB broadcasting history, behind Scully’s 63, heading into Year 64 next season. Both are in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
The Dodgers report that 40 percent of their fans are Latino and nearly one million of the three million in attendance are of Hispanic descent.