Ernesto Jerez is the signature voice for Spanish-language baseball broadcasts on ESPN. His famous home run call, "No no no no no, ¡díganle que no a esa pelota!," has become a symbol of the passion and emotion of baseball for our Hispanic audience since 1995. Jerez's far-reaching charisma is such that his voice blared through the P.A. system of Mazatlan, Mexico's Teodoro Mariscal Stadium with every home run hit during the 2005 Caribbean World Series.
Pioneers in Spanish-language baseball broadcasts include Buck Canel, who enjoyed a 50-year career calling games dating to the 1930s, and Jaime Jarrin, who started with the Dodgers in the late 50s. They paved the way for a new generation of announcers, including Uri Berenguer of the Red Sox, the youngest of today's group bringing baseball to millions en español.
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Ernesto Jerez joined ESPN International in 1995 and plays a prominent role in ESPN's Spanish-language telecasts of Major League Baseball. Jerez calls play-by-play for both ESPN's MLB coverage throughout Latin America and ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball telecasts on ESPN Deportes, the Spanish-language service in the United States.
Venezuelan Beto Villa is the Spanish-language voice of the New York Yankees. His radio broadcasting career in Spanish-language radio began in 1980.
Houston Astros Spanish-language voices are Francisco Ruiz -- veteran broadcaster in U.S. and Mexico -- and former Astros player Alex Trevino.
Eduardo Ortega and Juan Ávila
One of the most popular tandems in the Spanish-language radio broadcast booth are Eduardo Ortega and Juan Ávila, who have been calling Padres games since 1998.