Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Dave Van Horne Wins Ford C. Frick Award

Dave Van Horne, one of my favorite baseball broadcasters, is being recognized for his work as he was named the 2011 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award.

The award will be bestowed upon Van Horne at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony in July 2011.

Van Horne has been the voice of the Florida Marlins for the past decade but I remember him best during his days with the Montreal Expos. Van Horne broadcast Expos game from their inception in 1969 and remained with the organization for over three decades. Over those years, Van Horne was paired in the broadcast booth with the like of Duke Snider, Ken Singleton and Gary Carter.

It will give Expos fans another reason to make a pilgrimage to Cooperstown next summer as they did this past July when Andre Dawson was inducted. Expos fans will stand up and send Van Horne "up, up and away" into baseball's most hallowed halls.

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