Lon Simmons

I miss baseball broadcaster Lon Simmons. He retired some years ago and died in April 2015.

Lon SimmonsFor 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.



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