Drellich: Dodgers broadcaster Jaime Jarrín on newspapers, the radio, and grief

From SABR member Evan Drellich at The Athletic on October 8, 2019:

Jaime Jarrín called all 162 Dodgers games this season, his 61st on the job. It was the first time he took the entire slate in almost a decade, and a reversal of plans formed last winter.

Jarrín, 83, was planning to scale back his time on the road. But after his wife Blanca passed away in February at the age of 85, Jarrín’s only choice was to throw himself back into the baseball schedule to stay busy.

This year, Jarrín launched a charitable foundation carrying his and Blanca’s names, with a mission to help students in journalism and law. Its inaugural golf tournament is scheduled for November.

A Spanish-language broadcaster born in Ecuador, Jarrín arrived in the United States in 1955 and had a reporting career outside baseball, covering major political events as well as boxing. Today, he works side-by-side on the radio with one of his sons, Jorge, his broadcast partner.

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Originally published: October 10, 2019. Last Updated: October 10, 2019.