1998 Ford C. Frick Award Winner Jaime Jarrín

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Jaime Jarrín was the recipient of the 1998 Ford C. Frick Award.

"The Spanish Voice of the Dodgers," Jarrín has been the lead play-by-play man for the team's Spanish flagship station since 1973.

A veteran postseason broadcaster, he has called the action in 16 World Series for CBS Radio, Cadena Latina and Cadena Caracol, reporting to an audience of more than 30 million in 1997.

Born in Cayambe, Ecuador, in South America, Jarrín attended Central University of Quito to study engineering, philosophy, letters, journalism and broadcasting.

He then moved 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 Vin Scully.

In 1970, Jarrín 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 Jarrín, was honored in his native Ecuador with the prestigious La Gran Cruz al Merito en El Grado de Comendado medal of honor, the highest award presented in Ecuador to non-military personnel.

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Part of the FORD C. FRICK AWARD series