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Friday, January 14, 2022

Source: HOF broadcaster Dave Van Horne retiring

Longtime Marlins radio voice Dave Van Horne is “effectively retiring,” according to a report in The Miami Herald.  A source confirmed the news to MLB.com, though the club has not commented on the report.

Van Horne, 82, will not pursue work elsewhere, and he finishes his broadcasting career with 56 years worth of experience—53 at the Major League level, including 21 with the Marlins. He was the 2011 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award from the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the highest honor for a broadcaster. His signature home run call of “Up, up and away!” was a fan favorite….

Van Horne’s career began in the International League in 1966, where he broadcast Richmond Braves games for three seasons. During Van Horne’s years in Virginia, he earned Sportscaster of the Year twice for his work on football, baseball and basketball broadcasts. His MLB broadcast career began in 1969, when he became the Montreal Expos’ lead announcer during their inaugural season. He remained there for 32 years on radio and television before taking over as the Marlins’ radio voice in 2001.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 14, 2022 at 06:36 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: January 14, 2022 at 07:49 PM (#6061131)
53 (years announcing) at the Major League level, including 21 with the Marlins


No comment.
   2. TJ Posted: January 14, 2022 at 09:23 PM (#6061140)
“HOF broadcaster…”

Looking at the list of Frick Award winners, I see some who are clear HOF-level and some who, well, aren’t. Time to add a broadcasters wing to the Hall of Merit?
   3. Snowboy Posted: January 15, 2022 at 01:54 AM (#6061148)
Voice of my youth, as the Expos came of age in the late 70s and early 80s, the halcyon days.
Put your feet up, Dave. Enjoy it.
Plan trips to Canada in the summer, you shouldn't have to pay for a thing.
   4. John Northey Posted: January 15, 2022 at 11:32 PM (#6061206)
Loved listening to him with the Expos all those years ago. Lets hope they get a team while he is still alive so he can throw out a first pitch for the new Expos.
   5. Ron J Posted: January 16, 2022 at 11:30 AM (#6061222)
Yup, another sign I'm old (like I need a reminder) is that I can remember the career of a guy retiring after 53 years announcing from its beginning. Obviously didn't hear him much after he moved to the Marlins.
   6. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: January 16, 2022 at 01:10 PM (#6061227)
"Never heard a word of his broadcast."
   7. Harmon "Thread Killer" Microbrew Posted: January 17, 2022 at 03:20 PM (#6061376)
"El Presidente . . . el perfecto!"

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