Lon Simmons

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Birthday
19, 1923
Birthplace
Washington
Death Date
Apr 5, 2015 (91)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
19, 1923
Birthplace
Washington
Death Date
Apr 5, 2015 (91)

About

Bay area broadcasting legend known for his calls of games by the San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers, and Oakland Athletics. He was given the Ford C. Frick Award by the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004.

Before Fame

He got his start in radio as a baseball announcer in Marysville, California and broadcast games for Fresno State sports for three years.

Trivia

He is famous for his signature home run call of "tell it goodbye!"

Family Life

He lost two wives to cancer.

Associated With

One of his most famous calls is 49ers quarterback Steve Young's 49-yard run against the Minnesota Vikings in 1988.