The Minnesota Twins and longtime play-by-play announcer Dick Bremer today announced that the club’s television voice for the past 40 seasons is stepping away from the broadcast booth and will transition into a Special Assistant role in the organization’s front office at year’s end. The role ensures that Bremer continues as an ambassador of Minnesota Twins baseball through his storytelling abilities, while also remaining a key representative at Twins community and fan events that hold special importance to both Bremer and the organization.
“For 40 years, I’ve been blessed to totally immerse myself in the game that I love for the team that I love,” said Bremer. “In those 40 years, I broadcast 4,972 Twins games. Over the last year or so, I thought it would really be cool to make it to 5,000. Then, I thought to myself, how selfish would that be? A broadcast should NEVER be about the announcer. It should ALWAYS be about the game and those who play it. I hope in my final season, I proved that ‘I’ve still got my fastball’, a goal I set when I started with the Twins in 1983. I look forward to the next chapter in my life with the Twins and thank Twins Territory for 40 incredible seasons! God bless.”
“First and foremost, today is a day to recognize, celebrate and applaud Dick Bremer for an illustrious 40-season career as the treasured television voice of Minnesota Twins baseball,” said club President & CEO Dave St. Peter. “Dick’s awards and accolades are well-documented, while his calls of many of the greatest players, moments and seasons in Twins history will always be cherished. What I am most thankful for, however, is who Dick is as a person – insightful, witty and a true professional who excelled at bringing a fan’s eye and passion to the broadcast booth. With a deep love for his childhood team and his home state, a reverence for the game and a pure joy for his craft, Dick connected with and cultivated generations of fans across Twins Territory – a feat for which our organization is forever grateful.
“Dick Bremer’s legacy as the hometown television voice of the Minnesota Twins for four decades will undoubtedly someday result in his deserved induction into the Twins Hall of Fame. While one chapter of his Twins career is closing, we are excited that Dick will continue to write his legacy around the Twins in this Special Assistant Role.”
Born in St. Paul and raised in Dumont, Minnesota, Bremer began his Twins play-by-play career with Spectrum Sports from 1983-85. After a one-year hiatus, he rejoined the club’s broadcast team in 1987 and has been the Twins’ television play-by-play voice since, spanning Twinsvision, Midwest Sports Channel, Victory Sports, Fox Sports North and Bally Sports North. In 2013, Bremer received the Silver Circle Emmy for Broadcast Excellence and was inducted into the Minnesota Museum of Broadcasting Hall of Fame. In 2020, Bremer authored his best-selling memoir, Game Used. He retires as the longest-tenured television broadcaster for a single team in Major League Baseball.
A graduate of Staples High School and St. Cloud State University, Bremer began his play-by-play career doing University of Iowa men’s basketball. The revered broadcaster has also called Minnesota North Stars games; Minnesota Vikings preseason football; University of Minnesota football, men’s basketball and men’s hockey; Big Ten basketball; and the Minnesota State High School League’s football and girls’ and boys’ basketball tournaments.
The Twins are currently assessing potential broadcast options, as well as a talent lineup for the 2024 season and beyond. An announcement regarding those decisions will be forthcoming this offseason.
(info courtesy of Twins)