Dave Van Horne

Dave Van Horne has broadcast Major League Baseball for 43 years. For 32 years, he was the “voice of the Montreal Expos,” and for the last 11 years he has been the “voice of the Florida Marlins.” Van Horne began his career in the International League in Richmond, Virginia, in 1966, where he was twice named the state’s sportscaster of the year before joining a Major League broadcast team. His debut with the Montreal Expos coincided with their debut to the world on April 8, 1969. Throughout his career, Van Horne has called games on ABC and NBC and shared a booth with the likes of Don Drysdale and Tommy Hutton. He has been witness to several historic moments in baseball, including Willie Mays’s three thousandth hit, Nolan Ryan’s record-setting strikeout to pass Walter Johnson for the all-time lead, and a 2003 World Championship win for the Marlins. In 1996, Van Horne received the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Jack Graney Award in recognition of his contributions to the game through broadcasting. In 2011 the National Baseball Hall of Fame presented Van Horne with the Ford C. Frick Award, making him the 35th winner of the prestigious award and one of only two broadcasters in history, along with Tigers voice Ernie Harwell, to be honored by the Baseball Halls of Fame in the United States and Canada. A native of Easton, Pennsylvania, Van Horne has been a Florida resident since 1982, when he settled in Palm Beach County. He and his wife Josee and daughter Madison live in Palm Beach Gardens.

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