Cory Provus joined the Twins radio broadcast team in 2012, sharing play-by-play and analyst duties for all regular, postseason and spring training broadcasts. Provus, 36, spent the previous three seasons (2009-11) in Milwaukee, where he did play-by-play with Hall of Famer Bob Uecker on WTMJ-AM and the Brewers Radio Network.
The Chicago native began his Major League Baseball broadcast career in 2007 as the Chicago Cubs pre- and post-game show host. He also handled play-by-play duties, backing up Pat Hughes during games and anchored the morning and afternoon drive sportscasts as a reporter for WGN-AM in Chicago. In the offseason, Provus can be seen broadcasting college football and basketball for Big Ten Network and Fox Sports 1. In June of 2006, Provus was named the voice of the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers, where he handled radio play-by-play for UAB football, men's basketball and baseball. While at UAB, he was named the 2006 Radio Sportscaster of the Year by the Alabama Broadcasters Association.
Provus also has various experience hosting studio shows, managing production and doing play-by-play for various International Sports Properties. He handled play-by-play for the Conference USA Football Championship Game, the ACC Men's Basketball Tournament and various play-by-play duties for Georgia Tech, Wake Forest and Virginia Tech baseball, football and basketball.
A graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, Provus also worked at WAER-FM in Syracuse from 1996-2000, handling radio play-by-play and acting as studio host for Orange football, basketball and lacrosse. Provus and his wife, Dana, and son, Cooper (6/3/13), make their home in Minnetonka, MN. Since joining the Minneapolis community, the Provus family has enjoyed participating in projects with Simpson Housing Services-which houses, supports and advocates for families experiencing homelessness.
Former Twin Dan Gladden enters his 16th year in the Twins radio broadcast booth, his 12th as a full-time analyst.
Gladden played in the major leagues for 11 years and retired from professional baseball following the 1994 season. He finished his career batting .270 with 203 doubles, 40 triples, 74 home runs, 446 RBI and 222 stolen bases in 1,197 games.
He made his big league debut in 1983 with the San Francisco Giants, with whom he played for three seasons, and was named to both Topps and Baseball Digest All-Rookie teams in 1984. He was acquired along with pitcher David Blakely by Minnesota in exchange for pitchers Jose Dominguez, Bryan Hickerson and Ray Velasquez on March 31, 1987 and spent five years with the Twins before signing as a free agent with Detroit in 1992. He spent his last year in professional baseball playing for the Yomiuri Giants of the Japanese Central League in 1994. From there, Gladden was a major league advance scout for the Colorado Rockies from 1996-98 and a minor league roving instructor for San Francisco in 1999.
Gladden was a key ingredient in the Twins 1987 and 1991 World Championship teams. His grand slam home run in Game 1 of the 1987 Series vs. St. Louis capped a seven-run 4th inning and he scored the game-winning run in the 10th inning in Game 7 of the 1991 Series vs. Atlanta.
Dan and wife, Janice, make their home in Eden Prairie, MN. His daughter Ashley is married to Joe Gaetti, son of Twins Hall of Famer Gary Gaetti, and lives in San Diego. Daughter Whitney currently lives in Arizona.
Kris Atteberry begins his ninth season hosting the Pregame Lineup Card and Postgame Download on the Treasure Island Baseball Network as well as providing play-by-play and analysis for select games. Kris has also worked the Prep Bowl for the past four years on Channel 45, in addition to calling men's and women's college basketball on CBS SportsNetwork.
Kris joined the Twins after spending five summers (2002-06) calling games on radio and television for the St. Paul Saints. Prior to joining the Saints, Kris spent three seasons as the lead broadcaster for the Sioux Falls Canaries. Additionally, he has broadcast men's basketball at Cal State Fullerton, as well as basketball, volleyball and baseball at Pepperdine University. From 2002 to 2006 he served as the voice of Montana State football and basketball, twice earning Montana Sportscaster of the Year accolades.
Atteberry, 41, is a native of Bozeman, MT and a 1996 graduate of Stanford University where, in addition to earning a degree in English Literature, he was awarded a National Association of Athletic Directors post-graduate scholarship for his broadcast work with Cardinal athletics.
Kris, wife, Jennifer, and daughter, Jessica, reside in southwest Minneapolis.
Morris begins his ninth season as a broadcaster for the Twins in 2015. The Minnesota native returned home in 2014 after spending 2013 as color analyst for Blue Jays radio broadcasts. He spent 2005-11 as a Twins radio analyst.
Morris, 59, is a 1973 graduate of Highland Park High School in St. Paul. He went on to play three seasons at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, before being drafted in the fifth round of the 1976 Draft by the Detroit Tigers. He played 14 years for the Tigers, one year for the Twins, two for the Toronto Blue Jays and finished his career in 1994 with the Cleveland Indians. In all, Morris won four World Series championships.
During his 18-year career, Morris had a record of 254-186, 3.90 ERA with 1390 walks and 2478 strikeouts in 549 career games (527 starts). He won 10-or-more games 14 times during his career and threw 10-or-more complete games in a season 11 times. A five-time All-Star, he was named the Most Valuable Player of the 1991 World Series after going 2-0 with a 1.17 ERA in three starts vs. the Atlanta Braves, including a 10-inning complete game victory to win Game Seven and the World Series for the Twins. Jack and his wife, Jennifer, have a son Miles, and reside in Grant, MN.
Morris also has two grown children, Austin and Erik.
Fernandez begins his 10th season in 2015 with the Minnesota Twins serving as the Spanish play-by-play announcer.
Fernandez also serves as the Spanish broadcast voice for the Minnesota Timberwolves since 2005.
Fernandez has called the action in Spanish for five other professional sports teams including the Minnesota Vikings (2005-09), the Los Angeles Clippers (1993-95), the Los Angeles Lakers (1988-90) and the Los Angeles Rams (1987-91).
He was the first to broadcast basketball in Spanish in the Los Angeles area and has spent 33 years behind the microphone.
Fernandez and his wife, Rosalia, daughter, Angela, and son, Jared, make their home in White Bear Lake, MN.
Pedro 'Tony' Oliva Jr., or 'Tony-O' to those who followed his 24-year career as a Twins player and coach, was a man who seemed to excel in all aspects of the game. He could hit for power and average, run, field and throw, and his versatility made him one of the most feared hitters of his day.
Tony-O collected 1,917 hits and retired with a .304 career average. He is the only player to win batting titles in his first two seasons and was the winner of three in his 15-year career, which still stands as the club's longevity mark (also Joe Mauer). His prowess as a hitter was demonstrated in the fact that he led the league in hits five times, and his 220 career home runs rank fourth all-time among Twins. If not for knee problems which cut his career short, Oliva would have been a certain choice for the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Oliva, the 1964 American League Rookie of the Year, began his coaching career in 1976. He also works as a hitting instructor in the Twins minor league system and scouts for the club. He had his number 6 retired July 14, 1991, was selected to the Twins 25th Anniversary Team in 1986 and the 40th Season Anniversary All-Time Team in 2000. He was inducted into the Twins Hall of Fame on August 12, 2000, and was named one of the "50 Greatest Twins" in 2010. In 2013, he became the eighth ever recipient of the Herb Carneal "Lifetime Achievement" Award.
This will be the Hall of Famer's 20th full season as color commentator for the Twins. Blyleven pitched in the major leagues for 23 years, including 11 seasons for the Twins, from 1970-92. He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on January 5, 2011 and was inducted on July 24, 2011 in Cooperstown, NY. The native of Zeist, Holland, Bert is very proud to be the first Dutch born major league player to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. He served as the pitching coach for Team Netherlands in the 2009 and 2013 World Baseball Classic.
Blyleven is one of only three major league pitchers, all-time, to win a major league game before his 20th birthday and after his 40th birthday (Herb Pennock and Mike Morgan). He also pitched at the major league level with Texas, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and California. He still holds the Twins club record for total strikeouts (2,035), shutouts (29) and complete games (141). In 1973 he went 20-17 with a 2.52 ERA, tossing 25 complete games in 40 starts, including nine shutouts and 325.0 innings. He posted double-digit wins in 17 different seasons. As a member with the Texas Rangers in 1977, Bert tossed a no-hitter defeating the Angels at Anaheim Stadium.
On baseball's all-time list, Blyleven ranks fifth in strikeouts (3,701), 10th in games started (685), ninth in shutouts (60), third in complete game 1-0 wins (15), 14th in innings pitched (4,970.0), eighth in home runs allowed (430) and 26th in wins (287). He was voted AL Rookie Pitcher of the Year in 1970 and AL Comeback Player of the Year in 1989. Bert pitched in two All-Star games and was a member of two Championship World Series teams (Pirates in 1979 and Twins in 1987).
Bert and his wife, Gayle, reside in Fort Myers, FL during the off-season and have six children and eight grandchildren. They are involved in helping raise funds for Parkinson's Association and other charitable organizations.
The 2015 season will be Dick Bremer's 32nd season as a broadcaster for the Twins. The Minnesota native graduated from St. Cloud State University in 1978. Following his graduation he worked for three years in Cedar Rapids, IA as a sportscaster for WMT-Radio and TV (now KGAN-TV). While there, he began his play-by-play career doing University of Iowa basketball for two years.
He was named weekend sportscaster at WTCN-TV (now KARE-11) in 1981. After two years, he left to begin his Twins play-by-play career with Spectrum Sports in 1983. He remained there until 1985 while also doing Minnesota North Stars games. He rejoined the Twins broadcast team in 1987 and has remained there working for Twinsvision, Midwest Sports Channel and FS North.
In 2013, Dick was the recipient of the Silver Circle Emmy for Broadcast Excellence and inducted into the Minnesota Museum of Broadcasting Hall of Fame.
Throughout his career, he has also done Minnesota Vikings preseason football, University of Minnesota men's hockey, football and basketball and the Minnesota State High School League's football and girl's and boys' basketball tournaments.
Dick and his wife, Heidi, along with son Erik and daughter Hannah, make their home in St. Michael, MN.
The 2015 season will be Roy Smalley's 13th season overall in some capacity with the Twins television broadcasts. Smalley played in the major leagues for 13 years, including 10 seasons for the Twins, from 1976-82 and '85-87. He was a part of the Twins first World Championship team in 1987 and named to the AL All-Star team in 1979.
Smalley also played at the major league level with Texas, New York-AL and Chicago-AL. As a Twin, he hit .262 with 1046 hits, 184 doubles, 21 triples, 110 home runs, 485 RBI and 551 runs scored in 1148 games and ranks near the top of many all-time Twins offensive categories. The Los Angeles, California native played collegiality at the University of Southern California and was inducted into the USC Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007 and the College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2013.
Smalley currently makes his home in Edina, Minnesota and is Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. He serves as President on the Board of Directors for the nonprofit organization Pitch in for Baseball and is an advocate for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities.