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

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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 40 years. During that time, Mark has become one of the most popular and esteemed sports media celebrities in the region--a true icon of the Minnesota sports scene. In this first-person account, Rosen shares his experiences working with athletes, journalists, and a variety of local notables. He describes the most memorable moments from the playing fields and behind the scenes, and he offers insights gleaned from four decades in the business. In Best Seat in the House, Rosen tells of joining the fast-paced world of television journalism as a wide-eyed high-schooler and then traces his journey to becoming one of the most recognized and respected names in local sports broadcasting. He shares his experiences meeting heroes like Harmon Killebrew and Bud Grant, covering iconic sporting events like the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" and the Twins' World Series victories in 1987 and '91, and breaking the big stories about the Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves, Lynx, Wild, and Gophers.The stories and anecdotes contained in Best Seat in the House offer a rare, exclusive look into the worlds of sports, media, and even politics from the perspective of someone who has been at the center of it all.

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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, 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.

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Mark Rosen’s had the best seat in the house for more than 40 years—and now he’s sharing it with you! Praise for Best Seat in the House“Mark’s passion and energy, along with the professionalism he has brought to his sports coverage, has given him a special perspective. He shares that with us in Best Seat in the House, which will give you unique insights into the Minnesota sports scene over the past four decades.”—Paul Molitor, MLB Hall of Famer “Mark is one of the most knowledgeable, personable, and hardworking sports writers that I have met. His sense of fairness, integrity, and accuracy mirror those of the top professional broadcasters.”—Lou Nanne, former Minnesota North Star player, coach, general manager, and president “I associate Mark Rosen’s career with hard work, honesty, and integrity. . . . Best Seat in the House is a grand and true reflection of Mark’s amazing career. I am proud to call him my friend.”—Dave Winfield, MLB Hall of Famer  “The book reads like a highlight film of the athletes and events that have defined Minnesota sports for the better part of a lifetime.”—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.”—Pioneer Press

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