John Gordon

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Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame

John Gordon

Inducted 2008

Summer in Minnesota means Minnesota Twins baseball, and for more than twenty summers, Minnesota Twins baseball on the radio has meant John Gordon.

A Detroit native, Gordon joined the Twins radio team prior to the club’s historic 1987 world championship season, after five years with the New York Yankees broadcast crew. For twenty years with WCCO, and now with KSTP and the Twins Radio Network, his signature style has been a hit with fans throughout the Upper Midwest. Listeners love his play-by-play, and his unforgettable “Touch ‘em All” home run call has become a part of baseball lore. What the fans may not know, but what his fellow broadcasters appreciate, is how hard he works behind the scenes with interviews and promos for affiliates, the Twins Winter Caravan, and much more. His enthusiasm is contagious for listeners and colleagues alike, and he’s helped raise thousands of dollars for such organizations as the Minnesota Stroke Association, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Twins Community Fund. In 1998, the Minnesota Broadcasters Association named him Broadcast Personality of the Year, in recognition of his excellence and dedication.