Jim Simpson

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Jim Simpson
Jim Simpson 1969.jpg
Simpson in 1969
Born(1927-12-20)December 20, 1927
DiedJanuary 13, 2016(2016-01-13) (aged 88)
Years active1960s–1990s?
AwardsSports Lifetime Achievement Award (1997)
NSSA Hall of Fame (2000)

Jim Simpson (December 20, 1927 – January 13, 2016)[1] was an American sportscaster. He worked for NBC Sports and later ESPN. He called Baltimore Orioles local telecasts in 1988. In 1997, he won the Sports Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2000 he was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame.[2]

For NBC: he called

For ESPN, Simpson called:

References[change | change source]

  1. "Hall of Fame Sportscaster Jim Simpson of ESPN Early Days Dies". ESPN.com. January 13, 2016. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
  2. "2000-Jim Simpson". Archived from the original on May 29, 2012. Retrieved September 27, 2012.

More reading[change | change source]

  • Voices of the Game by Curt Smith (Diamond Communications, Inc. 1987) ISBN 0-912083-21-2
  • Bud Wilkinson: An Intimate Portrait of an American Legend by Jay Wilkinson and Gretchen Hirsch (Sagamore Publishing 1994) ISBN 1-57167-001-7
  • Living a Dream by Dick Vitale (Sports Publishing 2003) ISBN 1-58261-738-4