Best Seat in the House: Mark Rosen's Sports Moments and Minnesota Memories

Best Seat in the House: Mark Rosen's Sports Moments and Minnesota Memories

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by Mark Rosen
     
 

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Mark Rosen was hired by WCCO Television at the age of 17 and has been a part of the ’CCO team for more than four decades. During that time, he has become one of the most popular and respected sports media celebrities in the Twin Cities, state, and region—a true icon on the Minnesota sports scene. Beyond being a major local TV and radio personality,

Overview

Mark Rosen was hired by WCCO Television at the age of 17 and has been a part of the ’CCO team for more than four decades. During that time, he has become one of the most popular and respected sports media celebrities in the Twin Cities, state, and region—a true icon on the Minnesota sports scene. Beyond being a major local TV and radio personality, Rosen is active in the community and has established a reputation for his honesty, integrity, and credibility. The stories and anecdotes contained in this book offer a rare inside look into the worlds of sports, media, and even politics, from the perspective of a legend in his field.
 
In Best Seat in the House, Mark Rosenshares first-person accounts of his experiences working with athletes and other sports figures, including Bud Grant, Harmon Killebrew, Sandy Koufax, Evel Knievel, Jim Marshall, Kirby Puckett, Joe Mauer, and more. From the grand stage of the Olympic Games to regional high school athletics, Rosen has covered many of the most memorable moments in Minnesota sports history—here, these moments jump to life in his own vibrant words.
 
Best Seat in the House also shares detailed memories of a truly unique broadcasting career. From his early days at WCCO, Rosen worked with a variety of exceptional journalists—Dave Moore, Hal Scott, and Don Shelby to name just a few. The stories of Rosen’s relationships with his colleagues at WCCO and throughout the media community will add new chapters to Minnesota’s broadcast history.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“The book reads like a highlight film of the athletes and events that have defined Minnesota sports for the better part of a lifetime.” - Minneapolis Star-Tribune

"Rosen's voice in "Best Seat in the House" is much like his voice on television: genuine, credible and as much a sports fan as he was when he was a kid." - St. Paul Pioneer-Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760345320
Publisher:
MVP Books
Publication date:
09/01/2013
Edition description:
First
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
752,506
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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From the Publisher
"Rosen's voice in "Best Seat in the House" is much like his voice on television: genuine, credible and as much a sports fan as he was when he was a kid." - St. Paul Pioneer-Press

“The book reads like a highlight film of the athletes and events that have defined Minnesota sports for the better part of a lifetime.” - Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Meet the Author

Mark Rosen, sports director at WCCO Television in Minneapolis, MN, has been with the station for over four decades. Starting in broadcast journalism at the age of 17, he has long been a favorite of local and regional audiences, and he was named Best TV Sports Anchor of 2011 by the City Pages. The recipient of numerous journalism awards, he has hosted his own show, Rosen's Sports Sunday, for more than 30 years. Mark has a phenomenal gift for connecting with his listeners, and he continues to bring his charismatic and enthusiastic expertise to his audiences through his daily television news broadcasts and KFAN radio gigs, as well as through social media platforms. His role in the community and with charity organizations has been worthy of the highest esteem.

Jim Bruton spent 35 years in the field of corrections and retired as the warden of Minnesota's maximum-security prison in Oak Park Heights. A member of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers football team from 1965 to 1966, Bruton is the author of several books, including The Big House, A Tradition of Purple, Gopher Glory, and We Love Our Twins. He is also the co-author of Lou Nanne's A Passion to Win and Frank Tarkenton's Every Day Is Game Day. He lives in White Bear Lake, MN.

Mark Rosen, sports director at WCCO Television, has been with the station for over four decades. Starting in broadcast journalism at the age of 17, he has long been a favorite of local and regional audiences, and he was named Best TV Sports Anchor of 2011 by the City Pages. The recipient of numerous journalism awards, he has hosted his own show, Rosen's Sports Sunday, for more than 30 years. Mark has a phenomenal gift for connecting with his listeners, and he continues to bring his charismatic and enthusiastic expertise to his audiences through his daily television news broadcasts and KFAN radio gigs, as well as through social media platforms. His role in the community and with charity organizations has been worthy of the highest esteem. Jim Bruton spent 35 years in the field of corrections and retired as the warden of the maximum-security prison in Oak Park Heights, Minnesota. A member of the Golden Gophers football team from 1965 to 1966, Bruton is the author of several books, including The Big House, A Tradition of Purple, Gopher Glory, and We Love Our Twins. He is also the co-author of Lou NanneÆs A Passion to Win and Frank TarkentonÆs Every Day Is Game Day.

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Best Seat in the House: Mark Rosen's Sports Moments and Minnesota Memories 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My husband collects baseball books mostly. This one fits the bill, but crosses over into all of the Twin Cities sports teams. It is a personal account of the events that happened during the time period that can be remembered by most adults. Very entertaining read. Take a trip down memory lane with Mark Rosen and friends.