On Saturday, October 1, the Los Angeles Dodgers will honor legendary Hall of Fame Spanish broadcaster Jaime Jarrín with a special celebration – both on and off the field.
The Annual La Gran Fiesta prior to the game against the Colorado Rockies will kick off just after 3:00 p.m.
The highly anticipated La Gran Fiesta will take place at the historic 76 station in Lot 6 at Dodger Stadium. The fun-filled family event includes live music, on-stage player appearances, alumni autograph sessions, a World Series trophy photo opportunity, interactive games and much more.
This year, fans can enjoy a musical performance by Banda La Maravillosa in addition to music by DJ Mal-Ski. Dodger players scheduled to appear include Julio Urías, Trea Turner, Joey Gallo, and Hanser Alberto.
Dodger alumni, including Steve Yeager, Manny Mota, and Ken Landreaux, will also be in attendance for autographs.
Special pre-game ceremony to honor Jarrín’s seven-decade career.
Around 5pm, at the conclusion of the fiesta, Jaime Jarrín will make a special on-stage appearance to reflect on his 64 seasons with the Dodgers, his signature home run call (se va, se va, se va) and what Dodger fans mean to him.
Both events are part of the organization’s on-going celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, presented by UCLA Health.
Guests scheduled to appear include Senator Alex Padilla, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Gil Cedillo, Fernando Valenzuela, Pepe Yñiguez, and Edward James Olmos. Singer and actor, Jaime Camil, will sing the national anthem and Jarrín’s grandson, Stefan Jarrín, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
The first 40,000 fans in attendance will also receive a commemorative Jaime Jarrín pin, presented by Budweiser. Jarrín first started broadcasting Dodger games in Spanish in 1959 and this upcoming homestand will mark the final regular season games in his illustrious career.