Dodgers' Jaime Jarrin to Broadcast 55th Season

The Spanish-language broadcaster announced Friday he would return in 2013.

Hall of Fame Dodger broadcaster Jaime Jarrín,“the Spanish Voice of the Dodgers,” will return to Dodger Stadium in 2013.

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Friday he signed another 3-year contract to broadcast most regular games and 8 pre-season games--as well as any post-season games--through 2015.

“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,” Jarrín said in a statement.

The team initiated Major League Baseball's first Spanish-language broadcast in 1958.

Jarrin immigrated from Ecuador in 1955, and began calling Dodger games in 1959.

He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

According to the Dodgers, 40 percent of the team's fans are Latinos.

“Jaime is a Dodger institution and is a big reason why the Dodgers have such a strong Latino fan base,” said co-owner Magic Johnson in a statement.

The Dodgers’ official Spanish-language web site is www.losdodgers.com and Jarrín’s official Twitter handle is @JaimeJarrinHOF.


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