Stay Comfy Minnesota is excited to announce Kent Hrbek as our official spokesperson.
Kent Hrbek, nicknamed Herbie, is a former Minnesota Twins first baseman. He played his entire 14-year baseball career for the Minnesota Twins (1981–1994). Fans knew Hrbek as an outstanding defensive player, perennial slugger, and charismatic hometown favorite.
Hrbek retired after the players strike in 1994. His number “14” was retired by the Twins in 1995, becoming at the time, only the fourth in franchise history. Hrbek was also inducted into the Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame in 1996. He was one of few players then who played out his entire career with only one team. In 2000, the Twins established their own “Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame” and Hrbek was one of six former Twins inducted into the initial class.
In retirement, Kent hosted an outdoor sports program on FOX 9 called Kent Hrbek Outdoors for six years. Hrbek is also a perennial pitchman for Twin Cities-area HVAC company Minnesota Air Carrier also known as Stay Comfy Minnesota. He has a series of baseball fields named after him in his hometown of Bloomington, Minnesota.
Both Kent and Stay Comfy Minnesota passionately support ALS (or Lou Gehrig’s disease) research in an effort to raise money and awareness of the disease.