Twins tweaking radio broadcast team for 2011
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The Minnesota Twins announced on Tuesday that longtime radio play-by-play man John Gordon will indeed return for a 25th season in 2011, along with partner Dan Gladden.
According to team president Dave St. Peter, Gordon will work approximately 90 games, with former Twins broadcasters Ted Robinson and Bob Kurtz splitting others. Studio host Kris Atteberry will also handle play-by-play duties for a chunk of games.
Gordon was part of the New York Yankees' broadcast crew from 1982-1986 before joining the Twins in 1987.
Robinson spent six seasons in the Twins' television broadcast booth (1984, 1988-1992), and he is currently NBC's lead announcer for the French Open and Wimbeldon tennis tournaments. He has also been the play-by-play voice of the San Francisco 49ers since 2009, and he has worked as an announcer for the San Francisco Giants, New York Mets and Oakland Athletics.
Kurtz was part of the Twins television broadcast team from 1979-1985, but has been the radio play-by-play voice of the Minnesota Wild since the team's inception.
Jack Morris will also return to the Twins' radio coverage in 2011 a part-time analyst.