Hall of Fame Giants broadcaster Lon Simmons dies at 91

Apr 5, 2015 7:44 PM by Ross Field

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Lon Simmons, a Hall of Fame broadcaster whose career spanned five decades calling San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics and 49ers games, has died. He was 91.

The Giants announced that Simmons had died "peacefully" Sunday.

Simmons' broadcasts of Giants games began in the team's first season out West in 1958. He was honored with the Ford C. Frick Award by the Hall of Fame in 2004.

Simmons dealt with cancer more than once in recent years. He requested not to have a memorial service, the Giants said.

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