Dave Van Horne is once again one of the ten finalist for the Ford C. Frick Award.
While I have a warm spot in my heart for Dave, if I had a vote it would probably go to Jacques Doucet. When Doucet started broadcasting the Expos games on the French language broadcast, baseball terminology didn't exactly translate well into French. Meaning that they had to make up words for the plays and the positions of the players on the field.
Here is an interesting interview of Jacques Doucet by SABR.
Of course life in Montreal wasn't without it challenges for Dave Van Horne who was anchoring the English broadcast of the Expos games. In the final years in Montreal, Jefferey Loria forgot, yeah right, to renew the radio contract for the English speaking station and Dave had to broadcast on the internet.
Eventually, Loria and crew moved to South Florida and they brought Dave with them. Which was a good move in my book.
The Ford C. Frick Award will be voted on by the 15 living previous recipients and 5 broadcast historians/columnists.
The voters are:
Good Luck Dave!