Dave Van Horne

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This article is about the baseball announcer. For the University of Arkansas baseball coach, see Dave van Horn.
Van Horne at the 2011 Baseball Hall of Fame parade

Dave Van Horne, a native of Easton, Pennsylvania, is a Major League Baseball announcer, the lead radio play-by-play announcer for the Miami Marlins on the Miami Marlins Radio Network. Van Horne spent 32 years of his broadcasting career with the Montreal Expos, 14 of those years partnered with Hall of Famer Duke Snider. He is well known for his "El Presidente, El Perfecto!" call when Montreal Expos pitcher Dennis Martínez threw his perfect game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday July 28, 1991. With the Expos, his sign-in phrase "Thanks Duke and hi again, everybody. Glad to have you aboard for today's game...", and home run call "up, up and away" projected his enthusiasm and excitement.

In 2000, as the Expos had not secured an English radio or television contract, Van Horne broadcast the season over the Internet.[1] With the Expos broadcast situation still unsettled for the 2001 season, Van Horne left at the end of 2000 to broadcast for the Marlins. Van Horne broadcast the last Expos home game in Montreal from the Marlins broadcast booth in 2004 on September 29, 2004—a 9–1 win for Miami.

Van Horne was named the 1996 recipient of the Jack Graney Award by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame for "A lifetime of media achievement",. He was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame on June 21, 2014, along with former Montreal Expos general manager Murray Cook and third baseman Tim Wallach.

Van Horne is the 2011 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award from the National Baseball Hall of Fame.[2] He received the award on July 23, 2011 in Cooperstown, New York.[3]

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  1. ^ Canadian Baseball News (2000-04-18). "under EXPOSed". Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  2. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/hof11/news/story?id=5898892
  3. ^ "HOF Weekend 2011". National Baseball Hall of Fame. 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2011-07-22.