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Vote for Bill King for the Ford C. Frick Award

On Tuesday, the online balloting for the Ford C. Frick Award will start at the Baseball Hall of Fame Web site.

Bill King should be among the final three in online voting to join the seven other candidates selected by the Hall of Fame Committee. I'm asking AN to make it our mission to make sure that King is in the list of ten nominees for the 2006 Ford C. Frick Award. After that, it would be out of our hands, but I, for one, want to see King honored in the Hall of Fame for his 25 years of service to us. Not to the Oakland Athletics organization, but to us, as fans. He became a part of our family and I believe that his legacy should be shared with anyone who visits Cooperstown.

This offseason, I will be harping on this a lot, so bear with me. But throughout November is the time to make sure that the AN presence is felt like never before. You can vote once a day per email address. So, if you have multiple email addresses, vote from each one. This is going to sound like a Sally Struthers commercial, but it will only require five minutes of your day for the 30 days of November. AN has about 4,000 registered users now. We can have a definite effect on this.

Thanks for your time. And one other thing...I'm checking with Bill King's family about the tee shirt sales to make sure they are OK with the fundraiser. I'm hoping to get an answer back soon so we can also donate a lot of money to the Smuin Ballet, per Bill's request.