Russ Hodges & Lon Simmons


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Hall of Famers Russ Hodges and Lon Simmons were the great San Francisco Giants announcing team of my childhood. I loved listening to Russ and Lon!

Growing up in San Jose, I was a huge Giants fan. They were an exciting team to follow with future Cooperstown inductees like Willie Mays, Orlando Cepeda, Willie McCovey, and Juan Marichal. But it was Russ & Lon that made me love those Giants just as much as all those great ballplayers.

Russ became a legend in 1951 when he called Bobby Thomson's pennant-winning homerun. You'll hear all about it on track 4. In 1962, Russ & Lon were at the top of their games, and you can listen to plenty of great Giants highlights from that unforgettable year. Also included is a rare recording of Russ broadcasting a Heavywieght Championship fight-the famous 2nd meeting of Cassius Clay and Sonny Liston in 1965. Lon's excellent work with the SF 49ers and Oakland Athletics is part of the production. And track #9-"Laughter Break"-promises to make you howl out loud!

Recently I sent Lon Simmons an advance copy of this tribute, and you can imagine what a great thrill it was for me when he called and said, "You did a marvelous job on this CD!"

This is intended to bring back lots of memories. Of Russ & Lon, of those Giants teams, and (if you are old enough) memories of YOU at that time in your life. If this was before your time, I hope you find it a compelling piece of baseball broadcasting history featuring two of the alltime greats: Russ Hodges and Lon Simmons, Bay Area Legends. Thanks for listening!


Pat Hughes
November 2012

Track Listing

  1. Open
  2. Intro
  3. Russ & Lon
  4. Shot Heard 'Round the World
  5. 1962 San Francisco Giants
  6. 1962 Game #162
  7. 1962 NL Playoff, SF vs. LA
  8. Clay-Liston II
  9. Laughter Break
  10. Lon's Beginnings
  11. Lon & the 49ers
  12. Russ & the Early Days
  13. Russ & the 1954 NY Giants
  14. SF Giants Memories
  15. Lon & the Oakland Athletics
  16. 1989 World Series
  17. Cooperstown/Legacy
  18. Close
  19. Credits

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3...$42
4...$54
5...$65
6...$75
7...$84
8...$92
9...$99
10+...$10 Each


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