This week’s Mini-Poll on a range of baseball subjects asks our readers to select a favorite from a list of baseball announcers. As you might expect, Jack Buck is running way ahead.
Had we thought of it earlier in the week, we could have added Herb Carneal’s name to the roster. Carneal, a Ford C. Frick Award-winning broadcaster and the radio voice of the Minnesota Twins for 45 seasons, passed away today. He was 83.
There are plenty of local sports fans who have heard Carneal’s call of the last play of the seventh game of the 1987 World Series:
"Willie McGee hits a little bouncer down to Gaetti, there’s the throw to Hrbek ... and the Twins are world champions! The Twins are world champions!"