EbeneNews – CA – Royals All-Star Alex Gordon Announces Retirement From Baseball


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    Royals left fielder Alex Gordon is retiring from his MLB playing career, the Royals announced Thursday. He will retire at the end of the season and will have a very admirable career

    After 14 years of hard work and dedication to #Royals, Alex Gordon is retiring from baseball Thank you for always giving your all, Gordo # 4EverRoyal picTwittercom / S5A0Y7ASFq

    Gordon, 36, grew up as a Royals fan in Lincoln, Nebraska and attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, where he was a superstar He won the Big 12 Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005 and in the last season won virtually all individual awards, including the Golden Spikes Award

    Gordon was then second overall pick in the 2005 MLB Heavy Duty Draft after Justin Upton, ahead of Ryan Zimmerman, Ryan Braun, Troy Tulowitzki and Andrew McCutchen Gordon was immediately regarded as one of baseball’s best prospects as a third baseman It took him several tries to stay in the majors and it finally happened when he found his calling in left field. p>

    Gordon will retire a three-time All-Star with seven gold gloves and one platinum glove Heading for Thursday, Gordon is a career 257/338/411 (102 OPS) hitter with 1,641 hits, 357 doubles, 26 triples, 190 home runs, 749 RBIs, 866 points, 113 interceptions and 349 WAR

    Gordon is eighth in the WAR for the Royals career, behind George Brett, Kevin Appier, Amos Otis, Willie Wilson, Bret Saberhagan, Mark Gubicza and Frank White

    Most notable in Gordon’s career, however, has been his team-level accomplishments. Gordon was part of a core of positions with Salvador Perez, Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar who led the Royals to the 2014-15 pennants and to the 2015 World Series title Prior to this 2014 race, the Royals n hadn’t made the playoffs since 1985 It was the longest playoff drought in the majors

    Gordon will always be part of that special group that broke the drought and won the title

    Not only that, but Gordon signed a contract extension to stay with the Royals after the 2015 title He stayed home on a four-year contract He also returned for the 2020 season with a contract from one year A slogan the Royals used in their stadium and on social media during their World Series tours was “Forever Royal” and Gordon really embodies that

    Although he is retiring from baseball, Alex Gordon is certainly Forever Royal Congratulations to him not only on a very good career in the MLB, but for being able to spend the entire career with his favorite team from the childhood

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    EbeneNews – California – Royals All-Star Alex Gordon announces his retirement from baseball

    SOURCE: https://www.w24news.com


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