When I was eight or nine years old we didn’t have a radio so I used to go around and find a house where they were listening to the game and then I’d stand out there and lift up their mail slot in the door and listen. I’d stand out there for a couple of hours and they’d wonder who the weird kid is that’s got his ear to the mailbox.
- Lon Simmons, as told to Mike Mandel, SF Giants, An Oral History.
Mel Allen. Ernie Harwell. Lindsey Nelson. Russ Hodges. Al Michaels.
All these great voices have broadcast Giants baseball and all have been honored in Cooperstown. Their ranks increased by one today with the selection of Lon Simmons as this year’s recipient of the Ford C. Frick award.
Congrats Lon. Your booming voice is a significant part of Giants history and this honor is well-deserved.