Joe Simpson

TURNER SPORTS

  • Joe Simpson will serve as a game analyst for TBS’ exclusive coverage of the 2010 MLB Division Series. He has been an analyst for the network’s coverage of the MLB Postseason since 2007.

  • Since 2008, Simpson has served as a game analyst for Atlanta Braves games on Turner-owned Peachtree TV in Atlanta.

  • Simpson served 15 seasons as a game analyst for the Atlanta Braves on TBS. He also worked seven consecutive years as an analyst for Braves coverage on the former Turner-owned Turner South.
CAREER

  • Simpson played professionally for 11 seasons, beginning in 1973 when he was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the third round. He joined the Mariners in 1979 before being traded to the Kansas City Royals in 1983. An outfielder and first baseman throughout his professional career, he retired from the California Angels organization following the 1984 season.

  • He had his best season in 1979 when he hit .283 in 120 games for the Seattle Mariners.

  • Simpson worked as an analyst on Seattle Mariners telecasts for five years before joining Turner Sports.

  • Simpson was named "Georgia Sports Broadcaster of the Year" in 1995.
PERSONAL

  • Was an All-American outfielder/first baseman at the University of Oklahoma.

  • Born in Purcell, OK.

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