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The Jonah Keri Podcast, Episode 11 (Part 2)

14 December 2010

Continuing our Baseball Hall of Fame Week on the Jonah Keri Podcast, today’s guest is the voice of my childhood, Dave Van Horne. For 32 years, Van Horne was the voice of the Montreal Expos, entertaining fans with his smooth voice, deft play-calling and signature home run call, “Up, Up, and Away!” For the past decade, he’s been the radio voice of the Florida Marlins. Van Horne just won the Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in broadcasting from the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The topics Dave Van Horne and I cover:

  • 1:15-2:23: Reacting to winning the Ford Frick award
  • 2:24-9:10: Dave’s early days in Montreal
  • 9:11-10:48: Reactions to Gary Carter’s and Andre Dawson’s HOF inductions
  • 10:49-12:14: Does Tim Raines deserve to be in the HOF?
  • 12:15-15:36: Dave holds the broadcasting record for calling perfect games (3) and has called a total of 11 no-hitters
  • 15:37-17:53: El Presidente, El Perfecto
  • 17:54-19:46: Working with Duke Snider
  • 19:47-22:40: The end of Montreal Expos broadcasting and Dave’s transition to the Florida Marlins
  • 22:41-end: The future of baseball in Florida

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