Heading into the homestretch: For 50 years, WCCO-TV’s Mark Rosen brought sports into our living rooms

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ST. PAUL — The deep, friendly voice and black frame glasses that have meant sports for Minnesotans for 50 years is retiring from WCCO-TV.

Sports broadcaster Mark Rosen started...

Mark Rosen watches the 6 p.m. newscast while waiting for his sports segment to begin at the WCCO-TV studios in Minneapolis on Dec. 27. Rosen is closing out a 50-year career with WCCO-TV but will continue to be a regular presence on radio and online. John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press
WCCO-TV sportcaster Mark Rosen, right, interviews Minnesota Twins great Kirby Puckett at the Metrodome in an undated courtesy photo. Puckett gave the veteran WCCO-TV reporter his nickname, Rosie. Rosen will retire from the Minneapolis TV station on Jan. 10, 2019, after 50 years there. Courtesy of Mark Rosen

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