560/KSFO, San Francisco
"The Giants Win The Pennant"
Fantasy Records, 1962
Featuring Russ Hodges, Lon Simmons and Bill King
A retrospective of the Giants' pennant-winning 1962
campaign, as presented by their flagship station, KSFO, featuring the
voices of Russ Hodges and Lon Simmons — plus an occasional entry by the
third man in the booth, Bill King.
This recording was released as a long-playing album on Fantasy Records
(catalog number GB-1962) and was produced by Franklin Mieuli, who also
owned San Francisco's KHIP (106.9 FM) and had a close relationship with
Berkeley-based Fantasy, which was best known as a jazz label.
Following the 1962 Giants' season, the entrepreneurial Mieuli sold KHIP,
bought the NBA's fledgling Philadelphia Warriors, moved them to San
Francisco, and hired Bill King as his play-by-play man.
All four men mentioned here – Hodges (2008), Simmons (2006), King (2006)
and Mieuli (2007) – have been honored by induction into the
Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame.