If you’ve ever listened to sports in the East Bay then you likely know the voice of legendary broadcaster, Bill King, who is this year’s recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award.
His name is synonymous with Bay Area sports. A rare three sport broadcaster, King called Championships for the Oakland Raiders, Golden State Warriors and the Oakland A’s.
Wednesday his name was finally, and it had been a long time coming, announced as the recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award for “major contributions” to the game of baseball.
King passed away in 2005 and is receiving this award posthumously. He was still working as the radio voice of the A’s at the time. He was 78.
Thankfully this year King will now be forever immortalized in the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s “Scribes and Mikemen” exhibit at the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library.