Howard “Hank” Greenwald was born on June 26, 1935, and died on October 22, 2018.
He was a former Major League Baseball announcer.
Hank Greenwald was known best for being a play-by-play announcer for the San Francisco Giants.
He changed his name from Howard to Hank to honor Detroit Tigers Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg.
Greenwald started his broadcasting career calling football games for his alma mater Syracuse University.
Greenwald was also a broadcaster for the former NBA team, the Syracuse Nationals.
During the 1960s, Greenwald broadcast Hawaii Islanders baseball in the Pacific Coast League.
He started calling games for the Giants in 1979, but ended this stint in 1986, after Greenwald had a disagreement with station management.
When he became a team member of the New York Yankees radio broadcast team for the next two seasons, Greenwald returned to the Giants in 1989 when the team reached the World Series.
Greenwald’s son Doug, named after General Douglas MacArthur, is the play-by-play announcer for the Fresno Grizzlies, formerly the Giants’ AAA affiliate and now the Houston Astros’ affiliate.
Greenwald also has announced baseball and women’s basketball for the Santa Clara Broncos.
Hank Greenwald passed away at 83 years old.