Dick Bremer Retiring as Minnesota Twins TV Play-by-Play
The TV voice of the Minnesota Twins for the last 40 years, Dick Bremer, is calling it quits. Not for his professional career, but as their television play-by-play announcer. It was announced today that Bremer is moving into a “special assistant” role within the Twins’ front office.
A final left-hand toast to Twins fans everywhere. Thanks for an incredible 40-year run! It was MY pleasure. pic.twitter.com/37tn3nUJXA— Dick Bremer (@dbremer_pxp) October 31, 2023
Dick Bremer retiring as Twins play-by-play
Bremer’s replacement was not part of the announcement. It’s possible we do not find out the next voice of the Twins until they have their TV partner for 2024 figured out. At this point, it doesn’t seem likely there will be a reunion with Bally Sports North.
But, when you’re the play-by-play broadcaster for a baseball team for 40 years, you deserve a left-handed toast without the side-by-side news of who will take your spot. Dick has been the only play-by-play voice on TV for most fans’ entire lives, including me.
I had my issues with Bremer, which is bound to happen when someone sticks around that long. It will be really weird to turn on the Twins and see/hear someone else in the booth calling routine fly balls as if they might be home runs.
Here are some of the statements and farewells issued by Bremer, the Twins and others:
Congratulations on 40 years in the booth, Dick Bremer!— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) October 31, 2023
We thank you for your dedication to Twins baseball and are excited for your next chapter as a Special Assistant.
Learn more about the transition: https://t.co/Mw90br6X1u pic.twitter.com/J3zTDSEx2H