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Twins broadcaster Gordon ends 25-year career

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Sep 27, 2011 at 11:33 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The radio voice of the Minnesota Twins will step back from the microphone Wednesday, ending a 25-year run. 

John Gordon has called Twins games for listeners throughout the Upper Midwest since his first year with the team in 1987, when Minnesota won the first of two championships. Wednesday night's game will be his last.

Gordon says after 25 years with the Twins and 43 years in professional baseball, that's enough balls and strikes. Gordon is ready to see what's outside the circle of baseball and spend more time with his family, golf and travel.

The Detroit native began his broadcasting career in 1965 after graduating from Indiana University and called games for the Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees among other teams before coming to Minnesota.

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