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.”