FOX Sports North, the Treasure Island Baseball Network (TIBN) and 96.3 K-TWIN Radio today announced that 1991 World Series MVP and five-time All-Star Jack Morris will join their respective broadcast teams for the 2014 Minnesota Twins season.
Morris will join Roy Smalley, Tim Laudner and the FOX Sports North broadcast team throughout the season as a pre and postgame analyst and will also serve as a game analyst with Dick Bremer when Bert Blyleven is not scheduled. His duties begin with the start of the 2014 Twins season.
In addition, he will serve a variety of roles on the TIBN and 96.3 K-TWIN Radio including:
- Co-host (with Kris Atteberry) of "The Ron Gardenhire Show" across the TIBN and 96.3 K-TWIN from 9:30 -10 a.m. on Sundays (March 30-Sept. 28)
- A regular on-air contributor on 96.3 K-TWIN, including co-hosting "This is Twins Territory" from 10-11 a.m. on Sundays (March 30-Sept. 28)
Jack Morris is most famous among Twins fans for his Game 7 heroics in the 1991 World Series in which he hurled 10 shutout innings earning the World Series MVP title.
Morris, 58, 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 5th 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.
Following his playing career, Morris spent seven seasons as a radio broadcaster with the Minnesota Twins from 2005-2011 and occasionally appeared on Detroit Tigers broadcasts. He spent the 2013 season as a color analyst on Toronto Blue Jays radio broadcasts.
Jack and his wife, Jennifer, have a son Miles, and reside in Grant, Minn. Morris also has two grown children, Austin and Erik.
FOX Sports North reaches more than 2 million homes throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and North and South Dakota and telecasts nearly 2,600 hours of locally produced programming per year. For more information on the Emmy Award-winning regional sports network visit FOXsportsnorth.com.
About 96.3 K-TWIN
96.3 K-TWIN is the metro Minneapolis-St. Paul radio home for Minnesota Twins baseball. The station is a community-focused lifestyle station for the Twin Cities. 96.3 K-TWIN blends quality music and true variety with intelligent and entertaining content along with essential sports and news. 96.3 K-TWIN is locally owned by Northern Lights Broadcasting.
About the Treasure Island Baseball Network
In 2007 the Twins, in partnership with the Minnesota News Network, assumed control and development of the Twins Radio Network with Treasure Island Resort & Casino becoming the first-ever naming rights partner for the network in 2009. Historically, the Twins Radio Network has been one of the largest in all of Major League Baseball with hometown radio partners bringing Twins baseball to fans across five states. The Treasure Island Baseball Network has grown to include 81 stations throughout Twins Territory.