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Dick Bremer: Game Used
Dick Bremer: Game Used

Dick Bremer: Game Used

My Life in Stitches With the Minnesota Twins
By Dick Bremer, By Jim Bruton, Foreword by Bert Blyleven

SPORTS & RECREATION

304 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.95 (CA $22.95) (US $16.95)

ISBN 9781629378770

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Apr 2021)

Price: $16.95
 
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Overview

An unforgettable look at a lifetime of Twins baseball packed with Bremer's self-deprecating humor and passion for the game
Dick Bremer's distinctive baritone has served as the soundtrack of Minnesota Twins baseball for over three decades. Millions of fans have enjoyed Bremer's observations, insight, and magical storytelling on television broadcasts. Now, in this striking memoir, the Minnesota native and lifelong Twins fan takes fans behind the mic, into the clubhouse, and beyond as only he can. Told through 108 unique anecdotes–one for each stitch in a baseball–Bremer weaves the tale of a lifetime, from childhood memories of the ballfield in remote Dumont, Minnesota, to his early radio days as the "Duke in the Dark," to champagne soaked clubhouses in 1987 and 1991, and his encounters with Twins legends ranging from Calvin Griffith and Harmon Killebrew, to Kirby Puckett and Kent Hrbek, to Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau. Game Used gives fans a rare seat alongside Bremer and his broadcast partners, including Killebrew, Bert Blyleven, Jack Morris, Jim Kaat, Tom Kelly, and other Twins legends.

Author Biography

Dick Bremer has been the lead television announcer for the Minnesota Twins since 1983. He has also called basketball, football, and hockey games for the University of Minnesota. Bremer was inducted into the Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2013.Jim Bruton is the author of several books, including A Tradition of Purple, Gopher Glory, We Love Our Twins, and The Big House. Jim is an adjunct faculty member at several colleges and universities in the Twin Cities.Bert Blyleven spent 22 seasons pitching in the major leagues, 11 of them with the Minnesota Twins. He is currently a color commentator for the team alongside Dick Bremer. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011.