Lon SimmonsPosted: September 14, 2016
I miss baseball broadcaster Lon Simmons. He retired some years ago and died in April 2015.
For many years he was the partner of Giants broadcaster Ross Hodges. In the years I knew him he was partner to Oakland Athletics broadcaster Bill King. Sadly, a new ownership group failed to renew his contract. In the last few years of his career he was a part-time broadcaster for the Giants again. He retired when he realized he was no longer quick enough to keep up with the play-by-play.
What I loved most about him was his dry wit:
“If you’re keeping score, that was a 6-4-3 double play. Even if you’re not keeping score that was a 6-4-3 double play.”
I loved Lon Simmons.