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Lon Simmons dead, former San Francisco Giant broadcaster was 91

In this Sept. 28, 2002, file photo, San

In this Sept. 28, 2002, file photo, San Francisco Giants' broadcaster Lon Simmons, right, makes one of his final regularly scheduled appearances in the broadcast booth during the 8th inning of the Giants' game against the Houston Astros in San Francisco. The Giants announced that Simmons had died "peacefully" Sunday, April 5, 2015. He was 91. Simmons was a Hall of Fame broadcaster whose career spanned five decades calling San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics and 49ers games. Photo Credit: AP / Eric Risberg

SAN FRANCISCO - 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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