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THE BAY AREA RADIO MUSEUM
PRESENTS A TRIBUTE TO
HALL OF FAME BROADCASTER
LON SIMMONS

Lon Simmons (KSFO Photo, Circa 1960)
Lon Simmons

 

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Lon Simmons

(July 19, 1923 – April 5, 2015)

BARHOF Class of 2006

Legendary broadcaster for the San Francisco Giants,
Oakland Athletics and San Francisco 49ers

Wit, raconteur, golfer, blessed with a set of
pipes sent down from the Heavens

His Big-League Career

1957-1980, 1987-1988 — San Francisco 49ers
1958-73, 1976-78, 1996-2002 — San Francisco Giants
1981-1995 — Oakland Athletics
2003-Present — San Francisco Giants (Emeritus)

THE JOURNEY UP

1954-1956 — Fresno State University (sports play-by-play)

HONORS

2002 — Fresno City Hall of Fame*
2004 — Ford C. Frick Award, National Baseball Hall of Fame
2006 — Inductee, Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame
2006 — Glendale Community College Athletic Hall of Fame*

* — jointly, with Bill Thompson


Lon’s Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Speech

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