Longtime Giants announcer Hank Greenwald dies at 83
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Longtime San Francisco Giants broadcaster Hank Greenwald has died at 83.
The Giants say he died Monday after battling heart and kidney complications.
Greenwald spent 16 seasons as the team’s play-by-play broadcaster. He called Giants games on radio from 1979-86 before leaving for a two-year stint with the New York Yankees. He then returned to the Giants and called their games until he stepped down in 1996.
Giants President Larry Baer called Greenwald a “broadcasting legend.”
Greenwald also called games for University of San Francisco basketball, Syracuse football, Triple-A baseball in Hawaii and the Golden State Warriors. He worked part time for the Oakland Athletics in 2004-05 and served as the press box public address announcer at the Super Bowl.
Greenwald is survived by his wife, Carla, of 48 years and children Kellie and Doug.