Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame will bid farewell to microphones.
2022 will be his 64th season as the Los Angeles Dodgers’ official narrator, in Spanish. But also the latest piece of news for the longtime Ecuadorean journalist and legend in Major League Baseball: Jaime Garin.
The 85-year-old Cayambe-born, with an extraordinary and multi-award winning career formed since 1959 in the United States, announced his retirement on Tuesday. “I am grateful to the Dodgers, the best organization in baseball, for giving me the opportunity to do what I love most for 64 years,” Garen said via social media.
“I will miss my ‘baseball family’ at Dodger Stadium and across the country,” he added. I look forward to spending more time with my children George and Mauricio and my grandchildren and nurturing my love of travel.“.
Lon Rosen, California Executive Vice President of Marketing commented, with praise that “Jaime Garen is a Hall of Fame in every sense of the word, and the Dodgers family is fortunate to have him for over 60 years and that he has chronicled great moments in his distinctive and unique style.”
The Ecuadorean, who they call “The voice of the Dodgers in Spanish,” began his career with that organization in 1959, a year after the team left Brooklyn for Los Angeles.
“I’ve never seen a baseball game in Ecuador before. It was only played in Guayaquil, but not in Quito. I came to the US with a wealth of knowledge because I worked in Ecuador on radio. I started at the age of 16 at HCJB, La Voz de los Andes, In 1951 (until 1955). So I came with a radio journalistic background, but I’ve never worked in sports.‘,” Garen told EL UNIVERSO in 2018.
Garen said of his involvement with the Dodgers, “In Los Angeles I started working at KWKW, the boxing broadcaster. When the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles, he was really interested in baseball. I was the KWKW Sports and News Director when the Dodgers asked me to broadcast for them.”
that Jarrín’s influence on his career is comparable to that of Pancho Segura, Alberto Spencer, Andrés Gómez, Jefferson Pérez, Richard Carapaz and Neisi Dajomes regarding the popularization of Ecuador’s name, which is confirmed by his status as a member of the Hall of Fame Major League Baseball, who has a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, HBO has a special show for himHis name is on the Ring of Honor at Dodger Stadium (along with Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Sandy Kovacs and other celebrities). (Dr)
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