Jaime Jarrin was the recipient of the 1998 Ford C, Frick Award. Since 1973, “The Spanish Voice of the Dodgers,” Jarrin was the lead play-by-play man doe the team’s Spanish flagship station for 14 years. As a veteran postseason broadcaster he called the action of All-Star Game, League Championship Series and World Series on CBS, the Latina Broadcasting Network, Cadena Latina and Caracol and 1989 to 1999 were carried on more than 300 stations. In March 2006, Jarrín served as a play-by-play announcer for the inaugural World Baseball Classic.
Born in Cayambe, Ecuador, in South America, Jarrin attended Central University of Quito to study engineering, philosophy, letter, journalism and broadcasting. He then migrated to California in 1955 and became sports director for KWKW. Prior to the station’s sending him on the road, he re-broadcast games to a Latino audience by recreating Dodgers games being called live by Vince Scully.
In 1970, Jarrin became the first Latin American to win the Golden Mike Award, presented to a broadcaster by the Southern California Radio and Television News Association. In 1992, Jarrin was honored in his ntive Ecuador with the prestigious La Gran Cruz al Merito en El Grado de Comendado medal of honor, the highest awasrd presented in Ecuador to non-,olitary personnel. – Courtesy of the National Baseball of Fame
Jarrin was inducted into the Broadcasters Wing of the Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame in 2003 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.