John Gordon joined the Twins' broadcast crew on WCCO 830 AM as Herb Carneal's partner in 1987, which ended up being a season in which the Twins would go on to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1987 World Series. He remained with the Twins and started broadcasting alongside former Twin Dan Gladden. His longtime partner Carneal died April 1, 2007 at the age of 83 due to congestive heart failure.
Gordon announced that the 2011 season would be his last as play-by-play announcer for the Twins. The Twins held a ceremony before Gordon's last game to commemorate his years with the organization. At the end of the ceremony, Gordon's long-time broadcast partner Dan Gladden drove Gordon for a lap around the ballpark on a sidecar of a motorcycle. The Twins won Gordon's final game 1-0 on a walk-off hit by Trevor Plouffe. In 2016, he was elected to the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame.