Longtime Marlins public address announcer Dick Sanford passed away on Tuesday. He worked with the Marlins baseball franchise from 2000 until 2014. He took over for University of Miami p.a. announcer Jay Rokeach at the turn of the century.
Sanford announced games as the Florida Marlins played in Miami Gardens for 12 seasons. He followed the Miami Marlins when they moved to the city of Miami for three seasons. He also was a public address announcer of Florida State League minor league baseball games for two decades in Jupiter.
He did prior broadcasting work in Palm Beach County. Sanford was the sports director and sports anchor for WPTV-TV along with WJNO-AM in West Palm Beach.