Korach schedules signings for new book on King

Korach schedules signings for new book on King

OAKLAND -- The A's will celebrate the official release of A's broadcaster Ken Korach's new book on the late, great Bill King by staging signing sessions at O.co Coliseum prior to games on Sept. 6-8.

Korach, King's broadcast partner from 1996 through 2005 and voice of the A's since King's passing in '05 at age 78, will be available in the Bar & Grille from 6 to 6:30 p.m. PT on Sept. 6, and from noon to 12:30 p.m. the following two days to sign copies of "Holy Toledo - Lessons from Billy King: Renaissance Man of the Mic." The book will be available for $18.99.

The book will also be available during that weekend's series against the Astros at the A's team stores at Gates C and D, as well as on Amazon.com and at select Bay Area book stores beginning Sept. 6.

King was not only the longtime voice of the A's, but also of the Warriors and Raiders, and is considered an unmatched figure in Bay Area sports and media history, and according to Korach, the greatest sportscaster this country has produced.

Korach did extensive research for the book, engaging in more than 50 interviews with King's family members, colleagues, friends and associates. His work brings to life King's many great calls and also tells the story of a man known to be a student of Russian literature, a passionate sailor and talented painter.

Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Major Lee-ague, and follow her on Twitter @JaneMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.