The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Friday that they've reached a new, three-year contract with Hall of Fame Spanish-language broadcaster Jaime Jarrin.
Jarrin, who will be in his 55th season come 2013, has long been "the Spanish Voice of the Dodgers" and is wildly admired throughout the industry from his work on Univision America KTNQ1020 AM's radio broadcast. Here's what Jarrin had to say on the new deal in a press release:
"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. "I am confident this leadership can bring a championship back to Los Angeles and I am happy to be a part of it."
Jarrin owns the second-longest tenure in MLB broadcasting history, behind his fellow Hall of Fame Dodger colleague Vin Scully. Jarrin also made his professional broadcasting debut in 1959, the same year the Dodgers won their first World Series since moving to Los Angeles.
And with facts like that, it's easy to see why the Dodgers will continue to keep Jarrin around as a good luck charm until the day the legendary broadcaster decides to retire.