Minnesota Twins TV Announcers At Bally Sports North

By / 22 May 2023 09:09 AM

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Minnesota Twins TV Announcers are Dick Bremer, LaTroy Hawkins, and Roy Smalley. Anthony LaPanta is the host and play-by-play announcer for 2023 season.

Bally Sports North is the official broadcaster of the Minnesota Twins. It has revealed its telecast schedule for the 2023 MLB regular season consisting of 153 games.

All games are not exclusively aired on a national platform and will be available on Bally Sports North and its website and app. 

There are several exciting performances in the schedule such as two series against the Yankees, and Milukawee Brewers, and 12 matchups against Chicago White Sox. Announcer Dick Bremer is in the lead of the telecast.

Four other analysts will be joining Bremer in the booth. The four former twin players Justin Morneau, Roy Smalley, LaTroy Hawkins, and Glen Perkins are working with the Bremer this season.

Several reporters, including Katie Storm, Audra Martin, and Perkins add insights into the game. 

Bally Sports North Twins Announcers

Twins TV announcers 2023 include Cory Provus, Glen Perkins, and Justin Morneau. Perkins and Morneau are Twins alumni and former players. 

In the broadcast, the pre and postgame coverage show, 'Twins Live' will be hosted by Anthony LaPanta and Storm. They deliver interviews, features, and extended analysis in the game. 

Bally Sports North provide broadcasting service in the region, including a few places like Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, and Dakota. 

Here are some notable TV broadcasters for the playing squad working to deliver their play across the Bally Sports Network. 

Dick Bremer

Dick Bremer is a renowned announcer for Bally Sports North. He has been the lead TV announcer for the group since 1983.

He began his career as a caster on television and WMT radio. He then joined WTCN-TV as a weekend sportscaster before embarking with Spectrum Sports in 1983 as a play-by-play. 

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He is known for his work on Midwest Sports Channel, Twinsvision, and FS North. His expertise is beyond the baseball games, as he has also called Minnesota Vikings preseason football, hockey, football, and basketball. 

He was given Silver Circle Emmy for Broadcast Excellence in 2013 for his excellence in the telecast. He was also inducted into the Minnesota Museum of Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

Roy Smalley

Roy Smalley will be in the Twins' television broadcasts during the 2023 season. He enjoyed a successful career as a professional baseball shortstop and has played in MLB leagues for 13 years.

The former player has spent most of the time with Minnesota, where he played ten seasons with the team from 1976 to 1982 and then from 1985 to 1987. He was selected for the AL All-Star team in 1979 and a prominent figure in Minnesota's World Championship in 1987. 

Smalley has also played for the Texas Rangers, New York Yankees, and Chicago White Sox. Besides the games, he is a senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. 

He is working as a BOD and president for Pitch In For Baseball. Smalley advocates for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities. Currently, he is working as an analyst for the Bally Sports North. 

LaTroy Hawkins

LaTroy Hawkins is a former pitcher who joined the group's front office in 2016 and has been with the team's broadcast booth for seven seasons. 

He contributes to the overall growth of pitching philosophies for player selection and development. The former player is also responsible for the scouting process and trade deadline preparation meetings while performing as an analyst for Twins television broadcasts.

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Hawkins spent nine seasons with the squad from 1995 to 2003 and appeared in 366 games. He is one of only 13 relievers to record at least one save against all 30 teams and has had ten seasons with 60-plus appearances.

He was also a part of the Minnesota team that won the AL Central Division Championship in 2002 and 2003. 

Justin Morneau

Justin Morneau is a former professional baseball player who joined the Twins' front office in 2018. He has been part of the broadcast booth for six seasons.

He had a successful career as a first baseman, contributing to three AL Central Division championship teams and winning the American League Most Valuable Player Award in 2006. He played 1,278 games and achieved a batting average of .278, hitting 221 home runs and driving in 860 runs.

The former player was also inducted into the Twins Hall of Fame in 2021. Justin also has roles in the amateur draft process and as a resource for player acquisitions.

Morneau is also an analyst for the television broadcasts of the team. He became a free agent in the 2017 season after representing Canada and then transitioned to become a special assistant for the squad. 

Glen Perkins

Glen Perkins is a Minnesota native and former baseball pitcher. He is entering his 5th season with the team in the broadcasting role in 2023. 

The former player began his journey as a pre and post game analyst in 2019. Besides the role, he also serves as a color analyst for select television broadcasts.

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Perkins has played his entire career with the Minnesota team and earned 35-25 with a 3.88 ERA. He recorded 120 saves,158 walks, and 504 strikeouts in 409 games, with 44 of those as a starter.

Glen was a three-time All-Star from 2013 to 2015 and ensured the save in the 2014 MLB All-Star Game. After his playing career, he transitioned to become a television analyst. 

He handles pre and post game analysis duties for the Bally Sports North. He is also one of the key personalities in the Twins announcers tonight. 

Twins Radio Announcers

Twins announcers today include Cory Provus, Dan Gladden, and Kris Atteberry. Provus handles play-by-play and analyst duties.

Many radio announcers worked for the team throughout history. These announcers have played various roles in the gameplay delivery to the audience in numerous regions across the US.

In the 2023 season, a few announcers are working on providing insightful telecasts through the radio network.

Here are the key personalities in the announcer team;

Cory Provus

Cory Provus joined the radio broadcast team in 2012. He has served as a play-by-play announcer and analyst for the regular season, postseason, and spring training matches.

He was named Minnesota Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sports Media Association in 2015, 2020, and 2022 in recognition of his work.

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Provus spent three seasons in Milwaukee from 2009 to 2011 where he worked alongside Bob Uecker as a play-by-play announcer on WTMJ-AM and the Brewers Radio Network before joining Minnesota.

After beginning his MLB career in 2007, he has been a pre-and post-match show host for the Chicago Cubs, also handling play-by-play duties and functioning as a reporter for WGN-AM in Chicago.

Dan Gladden

Dan Gladden is a former player for Minnesota and has been a radio broadcaster for the team for 25 years. He spent 21 of those years as a full-time analyst.

He is known for his performance as a player in the major leagues for 11 seasons and retired after the 1994 season. He achieved a batting average of .270 with 203 doubles, 40 triples, 74 home runs, 446 RBI, and 222 stolen bases in 1,197 matches throughout his career. 

The former player was inducted into the group's Hall of Fame in 2022. 

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He mainly serves on WCCO-AM and later on the Radio Network and KSTP. He is working alongside renowned commentators such as Herb Carneal and John Gordon.

Kris Atteberry

Kris Atteberry is an American baseball broadcaster entering his 17th season hosting the Pregame Lineup Card and Postgame on the Radio Network.

He also handles play-by-play and analysis duties for select games. Atteberry spent five seasons broadcasting games for the St. Paul Saints, an independent minor league team, before joining the Minnesota group.

He is known to have called football and basketball matches for Montana State University and men's and women's college basketball on CBS SportsNetwork.

Kris joined the Minnesota Radio Network as a pre-and post-game host and backup play-by-play broadcaster in 2007. He works alongside John Gordon and Dan Gladden. 

Twins Commentators

Twins commentators are Cory Provus, Alfonso Fernandez, and Dan Gladden.

They provide play-by-play commentary and analysis. The team works for the Twins' radio and television broadcasts.

In the commentary, Cory Provus is working as a member of the radio broadcast and has been with the group since 2012. He has received multiple awards for his sportscasting skills and has a background in covering various sports.

Dan Gladden is another commentator who has been a full-time analyst for the team's radio broadcasts for 21 years. Kris Atteberry handles pre and post-match shows on the radio network and also provides play-by-play for select games.

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Alfonso Fernandez handles the responsibility as the Spanish play-by-play announcer for the squad. Another broadcaster, Tony Oliva, a former player, and a coach, works as a Spanish radio analyst.

On the television side, Dick Bremer has been a broadcaster for the Twins for 40 years, joined by Roy Smalley, Justin Morneau, LaTroy Hawkins, and Glen Perkins in delivering estimations and reports for Twins television telecasts.

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