Wednesday (9/28) will mark the end of an era for Minnesota Twins fans. John Gordon will broadcast his last game and retire after 25 years as the radio voice of the Major League Baseball team. He is 71.
Gordon had prepared to retire after turning 70, but agreed to stay on for one more year. The regular season ends Wednesday with a home game against the Kansas City Royals.
A native of Detroit, Gordon had broadcasting stints with the minor league Spartanburg Phillies, the MLB Baltimore Orioles, University of Virginia and the New York Yankees before entering the Twins’ broadcast booth in 1987. That happened to be the year of the team’s first World Series title.
Known for his signature “Touch ‘em all” when a Twins player hit a homerun, Gordon told the league’s MLB.com that he had no health concerns, but decided it was time to retire after 43 years broadcasting professional baseball.
Gordon was installed into the Minnesota Museum of Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2008.