A's statement on the passing of Lon Simmons

Today the Oakland A's join the rest of the Bay Area and the sports world in mourning the passing of Hall of Fame broadcaster Lon Simmons.

Lon was a member of the A's broadcast team for 15 seasons (1981-95) and called some of the greatest moments in Oakland history, including the final three outs of the A's 1989 World Series championship.

His humility and humor made him one of the most beloved figures in franchise history, which makes today such a sad day for A's fans and baseball fans around the world. Lon was an incredible broadcaster, but his personality and wit set him apart as one of the game's all-time greats.