About the Baseball Guy

bg-at-the-hall-of-fameGordy Jones grew up playing and loving the game of baseball in Saint Paul, Minnesota. A lifelong Twins fan, Gordy knew at an early age that if he wanted to work around baseball, it wouldn’t be as a player. While working for a newspaper in California, Gordy became a volunteer writer and photographer for his friend Dave Winfield, who had a charitable foundation for children. Gordy instantly found that his passions were writing about baseball and taking pictures of baseball. With Winfield leaving California to become a Yankee, Gordy moved back to his home newspaper in Saint Paul and took a part-time job with the Twins. He also began to write baseball articles and take photographs for various publications. With his easy going personality, Gordy began to befriend players, umpires, front office employees, and management. In 2001 he accompanied Dave Winfield and Kirby Puckett to their National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony, photographing the festivities. In 2005 Gordy collaborated with an artist, Tim VanNess, a newspaper colleague. In this collaboration, Gordy was able to combine his passion for baseball, writing, and children with Tim’s unique illustrations to create Baseball Guy. Today Gordy Jones continues to write and shoot baseball photos. He also photographs charitable events for Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau, Michael Cuddyer, Denard Span, Harmon Killebrew and many more.