Simpson in 1969
|Born||December 20, 1927
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Died||January 13, 2016
Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
|Awards||Sports Lifetime Achievement Award (1997)
NSSA Hall of Fame (2000)
Jim Simpson (December 20, 1927 – January 13, 2016) 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.
For NBC: he called
- 1966 World Cup
- Super Bowl I
- American Football League
- National Football League
- College Basketball
- College Football/Notre Dame Football
- National Hockey League
- Major League Baseball
For ESPN, Simpson called:
- College football
- College basketball
- United States Football League
- College baseball
- National Basketball Association
References[change | change source]
- "Hall of Fame Sportscaster Jim Simpson of ESPN Early Days Dies". ESPN.com. January 13, 2016. http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/14562344/hall-fame-sportscaster-jim-simpson-one-espn-first-dies-88. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
- "2000-Jim Simpson". http://nssafame.com/2011/04/11/2000-jim-simpson/. 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