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05/27/10 2:50 AM ET
Dodgers trio heading to Latino Hall
Jarrin, O'Malley, Pascual among LBHOF's inaugural class
By Ken Gurnick / MLB.com
CHICAGO -- Hall of Fame Spanish-language broadcaster Jaime Jarrín, former club president Peter O'Malley and former pitcher and current Dodgers scout Camilo Pascual will be among inaugural inductees of the Latino Baseball Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be held on Saturday in La Romana, Dominican Republic, at Casa de Campo. Dodgers Hall of Fame manager and special advisor to the chairman Tommy Lasorda and Dodgers senior advisor of Latin American scouting and player development Ralph Avila serve on the board of the newly founded LBHOF. While in the Dominican, Jarrin will lead a Dodgers delegation as a memorial service for former Dodgers pitcher Jose Lima, who died of a heart attack on Sunday at the age of 37. Jarrin will broadcast the Dodgers-Cubs game on Thursday and miss the Dodgers' weekend series in Colorado. Jarrin is a pioneer in his field and currently is in his 52nd year of broadcasting Dodgers games in Spanish. During his tenure, O'Malley visited the Dominican Republic and entrusted Avila to buy land for and spearhead what became the first Major League Baseball academy in the Dominican Republic, Campo Las Palmas, now in its 24th year of helping develop future Dodgers. Pascual has been scouting internationally with the Dodgers for 21 years. He signed Jose Canseco, Alex Cora, Omar Daal, Miguel Cairo and Franklin Gutierrez, among others.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.