Several of the team’s announcers were recipients of honors at the 25th annual Southern California Sports Broadcaster Awards.
Among the people who won were legendary play-by-play man Vin Scully, who won two awards – one for radio play-by-play and one for television play-by-play – on the evening, and Jaime Jarrin, who was honored as the best foreign-language play-by-play announcer.
Also receiving awards were former Dodgers pitcher Orel Hershiser and the great Rick Monday.
Hershiser won for television color analysis, where he serves as the Dodgers’ color commentator during road games.
Monday was honored in the field of radio color commentary. It was fifth time he has won the award.
Scully has won the television play-by-play award 13 times, while winning the radio play-by-play award 18 times. The reason he hasn’t won it even more? If you win three consecutive awards in a category, you do not have eligibility to repeat for the following year.
This is the ninth time Jarrin has been given the best foreign-language play-by-play announcer award. The award was created in 2003.
The triumvirate of Jarrin, Monday, and Scully happens to be in the Dodgers Hall of Fame.
If there’s one organization you automatically recognize as having legendary announcers, it’s most definitely the Los Angeles Dodgers. It’s fantastic to see them get rewarded for their efforts, their voices, and their hardwork. Congratulations, guys.