Twins' John Gordon To Retire After 2011 Season
February 3, 2011 at 4:13 AM (PT)
MINNESOTA TWINS radio play-by-play voice JOHN GORDON will retire after the 2011 season, reports MLB.COM. "It's time," GORDON told the website. "My wife, NANCY, and I want to do some traveling. We want an opportunity to see our families and spend some time with them. I just want an opportunity to see what's out there after 43 years in professional baseball and 25 years of working with the MINNESOTA TWINS."
GORDON, who has been calling TWINS games since 1987, inked a deal with a reduced workload two years ago that cuts his schedule to 60 home games and 30 road games plus 15 Spring Training games for the coming season. TED ROBINSON and BOB KURTZ will call 25 games each and KRIS ATTEBERRY will call about 45 games as either play-by-play announcer or analyst; DAN GLADDEN will return as GORDON's analyst.
The TWINS air on a network headed by HUBBARD RADIO Sports KSTP-A (1500 ESPN)/ST. PAUL-MINNEAPOLIS.