Golden West Radio Network
Giants vs. Dodgers
Saturday, September 27, 1969
The 1969 campaign is winding down and, along with it, so is the first
season of divisional play in the major leagues. On the final weekend of
September, the Giants are taking on the Dodgers with three games in Los
Angeles before returning home to Candlestick for three games against the
new San Diego Padres.
the game being televised back to the Bay Area on KTVU (Channel 2), the
Giants have added Bill Rigney to their radio crew. Rigney, an Eastbay
native and the Giants' first manager when they arrived from New York in
1958, had managed the Angels from their entry into the American League
in 1961 until being fired earlier in the 1969 season by Haloes owner
Gene Autry, who, coincidentally, was also the owner of the flagship
station on the Giants' radio network, KSFO (560 AM).
With Russ Hodges and Lon Simmons taking turns on the
telecast, equal opportunities to call the radio play-by-play are given
to Rigney and the Giants' regular third man in the booth, Bill Thompson.
This incomplete recording of the game is edited into
small sections, and includes Simmons and Rigney opening the broadcast;
Hodges calling the fourth inning; Thompson describing the action in the
sixth; and Rigney soloing in the eighth.
While the ending of the 11-inning game is not included here, you may
read the details and get the box score here.