We have another entrant in to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Annually, the winner of the Ford C. Frick Award gains entry into Cooperstown. This year, it is the late Bill King, who was the voice of the Oakland Athletics for years.
King, who had been a finalist six times, also served as the play-by-play voice for the Oakland Raiders and the Golden State Warriors. Basically, he was the voice of the city of Oakland.
The Athletics job was his third major role in the city, taking over the full radio broadcasting duties in 1981. It was his voice that called the A’s World Series win in 1988 and his “Holy Toledo” catch phrase rang throughout the Bay Area.
This is a posthumous induction as King passed away in 2005.