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Texas Rangers broadcaster Eric Nadel was voted the winner of the Ford C. Frick award Wednesday, with longtime A's play-by-play man Bill King once again being denied admission into the broadcasters wing of the baseball Hall of Fame.
King is widely considered the best all-around sports announcer in Bay Area history, and there has been a strong push in recent years for him to be honored as the Frick winner.
King, with his distinctive voice and flair for the dramatic, called the action of A's games from 1981-2005. He was also the longtime play-by-play man of the Raiders and Warriors and was at the mike for many of the Bay Area's most famous sports moments.
But some feel his excellence in calling three sports actually hinders his candidacy for the Frick award, as most of the voting committee does not view King as purely a baseball broadcaster.