At long last, Bay Area radio icon Bill King was awarded the highest honor in baseball broadcasting Saturday.
King, the A’s radio play-by-play man for 25 years, posthumously received the Ford C. Frick Award in a star-studded ceremony at Doubleday Field, with his stepdaughter, Kathleen Lowenthal, accepting on his behalf.
“I think this is a ‘Holy Toledo’ moment,” Lowenthal said, using her stepdad’s catchphrase with dozens of Hall of Fame players and managers applauding behind her on the stage. “It is for me. Holy Toledo.”