Touch 'em all, John Gordon. One last time.
Gordon, 70, who has been the radio voice of the Twins since 1987, said this will be his final season as a radio broadcaster, as the Naples Daily News first reported. Gordon made the announcement Tuesday morning while speaking to a men's fellowship group at Community Congregational Church in North Naples.
“It’s time,” Gordon told the Naples Daily News. “I’ve had a wonderful career, but it’s time for me to move on to another phase of my life.”
Gordon already had planned to cut back his broadcasting schedule for this season. He'll do 90 games, with Ted Robinson and Bob Kurtz coming back to do 25 games apiece and Kris Atteberry doing about 45 games in a play-by-play and analyst role. Dan Gladden and Jack Morris will both return in their previous roles.
At the time those broadcast changes were announced in December, Gordon said he had no health concerns. This will be his 25th season broadcasting games for the Twins and he's hoping to see the same thing going out as he did coming in: a World Series title.