Monday, April 6, 2015

Lon Simmons, RIP -- April 6, 2015

I was sad to learn that Giants broadcaster Lon Simmons has died.  I grew up listening to Lon broadcast Giants games on KSFO.  He started with the Giants, working with Russ Hodges, when the Giants came to San Francisco in 1958.  I was sad when he retired in 1973 and happy when he came back in 1976.  I was very sad when he went to the Oakland Athletics in 1981.  I was happy again when he returned from 1996 to 2002.  He entered the Hall of Fame in 2004.  I liked his sense of humor and his dry delivery.  I will miss his voice. 

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