Saturday, January 25, 2014

Jaime Jarrín Presented with Art Gilmore Career Achievement Award

Getting his due!

Jaime Jarrín will be broadcasting in Spanish for his 56th season, so it's no surprise he is given a career achievement award like this. 

Yesterday, Jaime was given the Art Gilmore Career Achievement Award from the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters.  He holds the 2nd longest tenure as a broadcaster with any MLB team, behind Vin Scully, and is well regarded by his peers.  He is the Hispanic Vin Scully, and is just as loved and as cherished within the Dodgers family.

From a Dodgers press release:
A native of Ecuador, Jarrín arrived in the U.S. on June 24, 1955 and began his professional baseball broadcasting career in 1959 with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the same year the club won the World Series, the first in Los Angeles franchise history. Since broadcasting his first game on April 14, 1959, Jarrín has called countless iconic moments in Los Angeles Dodger history. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998 as the recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award. Jarrín became just the second Spanish-language announcer to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. During his unprecedented Spanish-language broadcasting career, he has called three perfect games, 15 no-hitters, 26 World Series and 21 All-Star Games. Jarrín called the Dodgers' World Championships in 1959, '63, '65, '81 and '88.

Jarrín is a pioneer in Spanish-language sports broadcasting and has collected numerous accolades, including the first Southern California Sports Broadcasters Association's President's Award, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the highest award from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, induction into the Southern California Sports Broadcasters' Hall of Fame, and its foreign-language broadcaster of the year award and Golden Mike Awards. Jarrín has also been honored with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) Media and Entertainment Excellence Award and was the Hall of Fame recipient for the Associated Press Television-Radio Association (APTRA).
Check out a video below that celebrates yesterdays occasion.

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Pic above via Dodgers pregame host Courtney Jones on twitter

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