A’s to honor legendary Bill King with commercial-free broadcast on July 30

Date marks 1-year anniversary of King’s Hall of Fame enshrinement

Karl Buscheck
July 26, 2018 - 11:53 am

The Oakland A’s will celebrate the iconic Bill King on July 30, almost exactly one year after he received the Ford C. Frick Award from the National Baseball Hall of Fame, airing a commercial-free broadcast of the game against the Blue Jays.

Ken Korach, who penned Holy Toledo, Lessons from Bill King: Renaissance Man of the Mic, will call the game alongside his radio partner Vince Cotroneo and A’s legend Ray Fosse.

The production promises to be memorable, as the team detailed in a statement.

“As part of the special night on the air, the A’s Radio Network will feature live special guests, highlights of King’s great calls, and features with King.”

Guests will include Kathleen Lowenthal, King’s daughter, and Roy Steele, the long-time PA announcer. Lowenthal will also throw out the first pitch. On Friday afternoon, Greg Papa, a one-time broadcaster of the team, announced on his show with Bonta Hill that he will also be taking part in Monday night's event.

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