The Dodgers 'Spanish Voice' to get his own bobblehead Saturday

Jaime Jarrin

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Los Angeles Dodgers Spanish language broadcaster Jaime Jarrin is interviewed before a ceremony honoring his 50 years with the Dodgers before a game against the Chicago White Sox on June 24, 2008 at Dodger Stadium.


The Dodgers begin a five-game home stand Friday night at Chavez Ravine against the St. Louis Cardinals.   On Saturday, they’ll play the Cardinals again and plan to honor the “Spanish Voice of The Dodgers” Jaime Jarrin with his very own bobblehead.

Whether they speak Spanish or not, Dodgers fans know the team is doing well when they hear Jaime Jarrin's now legendary home run call:  “¡Se va, se va, y se fue… despidala con un beso!”

Jarrin began broadcasting for the Dodgers in 1959. Back then, Jarrin said he expected to move on from the Dodgers after a few years.

"In those years, Spanish television was just coming up, and I thought that eventually, I would move to television," Jarrin said.  "And I didn’t know that I would fall in love with baseball.  That’s the main thing. "

The Dodgers won their first World Series as the Los Angeles Dodgers in the '59 season.  

Jarrin has since called 25 more World Series', 16 no-hitters and three perfect games. 

He said his highest honor was being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, then getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.   But Jarrin cherishes the bobblehead honor because 50,000 fans get to take one home.  

"That's fantastic," Jarrin said. "The Hall of Fame, the star, it's for me and for my family, but this (bobblehead) is one thing I can share with the people that follow us."

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