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Twins Hall of Fame broadcaster dies of heart failure

Updated: April 1, 2007, 4:57 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Hall of Fame broadcaster Herb Carneal, whose fluid and smooth baritone narrated Minnesota Twins games for the past 45 seasons, died Sunday morning of congestive heart failure, the club said. He was 83.

Carneal was part of the club's radio play-by-play crew for all but the first year of the team's existence in Minnesota.

"To hear that voice was magic," said former first baseman Kent Hrbek, who listened to Twins games growing up in the suburb of Bloomington and ...

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