Jim Simpson

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Jim Simpson

Simpson in 1969
Born December 20, 1927(1927-12-20)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Died January 13, 2016(2016-01-13) (aged 88)
Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
Occupation sportscaster
Years active 1960s–1990s?
Awards Sports Lifetime Achievement Award (1997)
NSSA Hall of Fame (2000)

Jim Simpson (December 20, 1927 – January 13, 2016)[1] was a retired 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:

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  • 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