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San Francisco Giants mourn the passing of former longtime broadcaster Hank Greenwald

The San Francisco Giants issued the following statement on behalf of the Greenwald Family:

It is with deep sadness we announce that former Giants broadcaster Hank Greenwald passed away peacefully yesterday afternoon at the age of 83 after a long battle with heart and kidney complications.

The San Francisco Giants issued the following statement on behalf of the Greenwald Family:

It is with deep sadness we announce that former Giants broadcaster Hank Greenwald passed away peacefully yesterday afternoon at the age of 83 after a long battle with heart and kidney complications.

"Hank was a broadcasting legend throughout the Bay Area and was a huge part of the Giants throughout his 16 seasons as our play-by-play announcer. He was the key link to our fans listening at home and brought our game to life through the radio," said Giants President and CEO Larry Baer. "Hank and his family continued to stay connected with the Giants following his retirement and he often could be found talking baseball or taking in a game on the broadcast level of AT&T Park. He will be deeply missed and our thoughts are with Carla, Kellie and Doug."

"My dad's goal was to be a Major League Baseball broadcaster, the San Francisco Giants provided him with that opportunity and in turn he provided Giants fans everywhere with many exciting moments," said Hank's son Doug Greenwald.

Hank spent 16 seasons overall as the play-by-play voice of the Giants on KNBR (680 AM). He was the voice of the Giants from 1979-86 before departing for a two-year stint with the New York Yankees radio team. He returned to the Giants in 1987 until his retirement from the club in 1996. A 1957 graduate of Syracuse University, Hank did radio play-by-play for the University of San Francisco Dons basketball, Syracuse football, Hawaii Islanders of the Pacific Coast League and the Golden State Warriors. Hank also served as the press box public address announcer for the Super Bowl. Following his retirement from the Giants in 1996, Hank did some broadcasting for CBS radio and served as a part-time television broadcaster for the A's during the 2004 and 2005 seasons.  

He is survived by his wife Carla of 48 years and their children Kellie and Doug. A celebration of Hank's life is pending.   

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