Twins Radio Voice Herb Carneal Dies
April 2, 2007 at 5:49 AM (PT)
Condolences to family, friends, and fans of longtime MINNESOTA TWINS play-by-play voice HERB CARNEAL, who died SUNDAY of congestive heart failure at 83. CARNEAL joined TWINS broadcasts in 1962, the year after they moved from WASHINGTON to the TWIN CITIES, after broadcasting PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS and PHILLIES and BALTIMORE ORIOLES games in the 1950s.
CARNEAL, a BASEBALL HALL OF FAME FORD C. FRICK Award winner, had cut back on his duties in recent years, restricting himself to home games only in 1998 and a shorter schedule in 2003, and did only the first three innings of weekend and weekday afternoon games last season, the team's last on its longtime home, CBS Talk WCCO-A/MINNEAPOLIS, before moving to HUBBARD Talk KSTP-A/ST. PAUL for the 2007 season, which would have been CARNEAL's 52nd season calling major league games and 46th with the TWINS. He spent five weeks in the hospital this off-season and was scheduled to work 36 home games on KSTP.