OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland A’s will honor two-time All-Star and Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Ray Fosse with the second annual Monte Moore Award for outstanding broadcaster on Saturday, Aug. 6. The award will be presented to Carol Fosse, wife of the late Ray, and members of the Fosse family in a pregame ceremony before the A’s take on the San Francisco Giants at 4:07 p.m. Longtime voice of the A’s Monte Moore will join the ceremony to present the award.
Fosse blazed a unique trail to A’s immortality. It began with three years as a player from 1973 to 1975 and concluded with 37 seasons in the front office, including 36 as a broadcaster. Fosse was a catcher for the A’s World Champion teams in 1973 and 1974, and he returned to Oakland in 1985 in a front office role. He moved into the radio booth in 1986 and was a mainstay on A’s radio and television broadcasts until he passed away following the 2021 season.
Established in 2021, the Monte Moore Award is given annually to celebrate an individual for excellence in broadcasting Athletics games. The award is named after the inaugural recipient, Monte Moore, who became the lead broadcaster for the Kansas City Athletics in 1962 and remained the A’s radio voice from 1968 through 1977 and television voice until 1980.
Fans in attendance for Saturday’s game will receive a Ray Fosse patch giveaway as they enter the ballpark. The A’s will also honor Ray Fosse during the Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2022 pregame induction ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 7.