Monday, November 2, 2009

Remembering Dave Van Horne And The Expos

Dave Van Horne. Photograph by: John Kenney, Gazette file photo

Silky Smooth Voice Of Nos Amours -- Montreal Gazette

Expos announcer dave van horne has fond memories of city where he raised a family and saw the birth of a franchise.

For 32 years Dave Van Horne was the voice of the Expos, a voice that fans came to know almost as well as their own.

From the baseball club's debut at Jarry Park in 1969, Van Horne, a native of Pennsylvania, called every strike, out and home run - with his signature "Up, up and away" - for hundreds of thousands of fans across Montreal who tuned in religiously to his radio broadcasts from their back porches.

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My Comment: Up ... Up ... And Away.

I will never forget those words.

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