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Dave Van Horne 2010 Frick Award Recipient

Dave Van Horne was selected as the 2010 Ford C. Frick Award recipient.

Dave Van Horne, who has spent the last 42 seasons calling play-by-play action for the Montreal Expos and the Florida Marlins, has been selected as the 2011 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum for excellence in baseball broadcasting.

Congratulations DVH!

It is about time.  There was never a doubt that one day DVH would win the award, he has been that good.  It was only a matter of when he would be recognized by the Hall for his achievements in broadcasting.  We now know the answer: 2010.

When I came onboard as a Marlins fan the only way I could follow the team, initially, was on the radio.  So it was much to my delight when I first heard DVH on the air.  That wonderful old style radio voice calling the action with a mix of interesting stories from the past and present - I knew I was in the right place.

Baseball is such an excellent radio game and when one of the legends describes the action, the game somehow rises to another level of enjoyment.  And our own DVH is one of those legends.

We couldn't be happier that DVH will be in the Hall of Fame for excellence in baseball broadcasting. The honor is very richly deserved.

The link article is from the HOF and you really should read it.  They go into a lot background information which I think you will find interesting. (If you don't know it already.)

[Update]  (Via David Hill on twitter)  Here is a wonderful tribute to Dave Van Horne by Jonah Keri.  It really should be read.