Bert Blyleven Leaves Broadcast Booth To Be Twins Special Assistant
Bert Blyleven has been broadcasting for the Minnesota Twins for 25 seasons. That amazing streak ended Wednesday night, when Blyleven delivered his final broadcast.
The Minnesota Twins announced Wednesday that the National Baseball Hall of Famer will leave the broadcast and transition into a new role as a Minnesota Twins Special Assistant. This new role will find Blyleven engaging with fans and partners by making special appearances on behalf of the organization throughout the year. He will also continue to serve as an on-field instructor for the Twins during Spring Training.
“It is not often you can bring a Hall of Famer and a World Series champion into your broadcast booth, much less one who possesses that enviable combination of knowledge and charisma to keep fans hooked for more than two decades; the Twins did just that with Bert Blyleven,” said club President & CEO Dave St. Peter. “While his on-field contributions for the club are well-documented, we are truly grateful for Bert’s 25 years of introducing new Twins fans to the game through his stories, insight and analysis on our television broadcasts. He is a great ambassador for baseball, and we look forward to his continued role with the Minnesota Twins. Bert, you are hereby circled!”
His final broadcast was September 3 and he ended on a good note. The Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 8-1 behind a strong 6 innings from starting pitcher Jose Berrios and home runs from Nick Cave and Eddie Rosario. Josh Donaldson also returned to the lineup and delivered 2 hits, including a double, and 2 RBI.