Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Jon Miller to enter Hall of Fame

The National Baseball Hall of Fame announced Monday that longtime Giants broadcaster Jon Miller was selected as the winner of the Ford C. Frick Award, given annually to recognize excellence in baseball broadcasting. Miller grew up in the Bay Area and spent hundreds of days and nights listening to Russ Hodges and Lon Simmons call Giants games.

"The first people I actually thought of were Russ Hodges and Lon Simmons," Miller said in a conference call, according to the Chronicle. "It really is kind of astounding to me, that I'm the recipient of the award, because Russ and Lon were larger-than-life people to me. They were as big as the biggest movie stars to me."

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

One of the most overrated announcers in baseball...

Anonymous said...

sports anchors and reporters have to watch their weight, but PBP guys know they'll only be on camera for a few minutes, so they let their guts grow ..

Rob said...

How can anyone call JM overrated? This is the stuff we are fortunate to hear year after year in SF.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ94rkwdTvQ

Overrated...I think not.

Anonymous said...

Jon Miller is fantastic, hard working, passionate & very good at what he does. He represents the Giants & the Bay Area well. We are grateful for his work as our broadcaster. Jon has earned every bit of compensation he has received .