Marney Gellner makes Twins broadcast history and delivers 'Better call mama' home run call

"Better call mama," said Gellner after a Twins player homered on Monday.
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Marney Gellner made more history the past three days as she became the first woman to do play-by-play for a Minnesota Twins broadcast, calling games for Fox Sports North and WCCO Radio Saturday, Sunday and Monday. 

"It meant a lot to me professionally, but I didn't make a bigger deal out of it because I honestly don't look at myself as a female broadcaster. I just consider myself a broadcaster," Gellner told WCCO Radio

"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. There will be a broadcasting change. Sometimes it'll be a female, sometimes it won't and it won't be that big of a deal."

Leading up to her achievement she asked fans what they thought about her using a catch phrase in her home run calls, and responses were overwhelmingly supportive of the idea. 

It took a while to get Gellner's home run call because she was trading innings with longtime Twins radio broadcaster Dan Gladden, but when it came Monday, it was worth the wait. 

"Better call mama," Gellner said casually after C.J. Cron homered. 

Cron wasn't done. Neither was Gellner, who flexed a verbal variation with a "call your mama" tag on Cron's second homer of the day. 

Gellner also made history by doing play-by-play for two Timberwolves games on Fox Sports North in December and February, becoming just the second woman to do play-by-play for an NBA game. 

The North Dakota native has been with Fox Sports North for 16 years and has been the voice of the Minnesota Lynx for the past nine seasons. 

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