I grew up listening to John Gordon call play-by-play on the radio for my baseball team. I really started listening in 1987 through this year, which is almost 25 years of broadcasting. At 162 games a year, not counting extra innings or innings that he sat out, he was in the press box for some 36,450 innings! WOW! And I’d bet I listened to half of those.
Now working for KYMN Radio in Northfield, a Minnesota Twins affiliate, I can say worked with John, in a round-about way.
Last night John called an exciting “walk-off” win by the Twins in their last game of the season, keeping them from the undesirable mark of 100 loses. I hit record on my computer and grabbed his final sign off in the post game, saying goodbye to us for the last time!
Listen to that audio here! (under 2 minutes)