MN Broadcaster Makes History as First Woman to Call Twins Game
Fox Sports North Broadcaster Marney Gellner made history over the weekend as she became the first woman to ever call play-by-play for the Minnesota Twins.
Gellner called Friday, Sunday and Monday's games for Fox Sports North and WCCO Radio. Speaking with WCCO afterwards, she said "I think I will remember this as one of the most memorable personal moments of my career."
I honestly don't look at myself as a female broadcaster. I just consider myself a broadcaster. I understand that this was unique because the Twins have never had a woman call the game. From here on out maybe this will just be normal.
Gellner's achievement was further highlighted by a killer home run call Monday night.
"Better call momma," she said as C.J. Cron rounded the bases.
Bring Me the News reports that Marney Gellner also made history by calling two Timberwolves games earlier this season, becoming just the second woman to call play-by-play for an NBA game. She's been with Fox Sports North for 16 years and has been the voice of the Minnesota Lynx for the past 9 seasons.