Kansas City, Missouri-Kansas Royals outfielder Alex Gordon (Alex Gordon) is a former first-round draft pick. His roller coaster career almost bankrupted him, becoming an All-Star and Golden Glove champion.
After an outstanding career in Nebraska, Gordon was the second overall pick in the 2005 first-year draft, where he won the Golden Spike and was the best amateur player in baseball. Two years later, he made his debut in the major leagues. A few years later, he shuttled back and forth among minors, transferred from third base to the outfield, and finally achieved success.
He ended his entire 14-year career in Kansas City, only joining George Brett and Frank White as positions, and he has served in the team for a very long time. In the game against Detroit, he entered the weekend̵
After 14 years of hard work and dedication to #Royal, Alex Gordon retired from baseball.
Thank you for your continued efforts, Gordo. #4EverRoyal pic.twitter.com/S5A0Y7ASFq
-Kansas City Royals (@Royals) September 24, 2020
The royal family expressed to the club Gordon’s “14 years of hard work and dedication” and thanked him for “always giving everything to Godot.”
The three-time All-Star selection also has a dubious honor, that is, to become the professional leader of the Royals who have been hit on the court.
Although he has never played the average as the Royals hoped, Gordon’s perseverance has made him one of the best defensive players in the game. He is the only outfielder to win seven gold gloves in nine years. This number is the most in franchise history, second only to eight in franchise history, and there are enough replay records to show that he hit Kauf The outfield wall of Mann Stadium or throw runners ran on the plate for several hours.
Since Gordon helped Kansas City return to the World Series in 2014, he won three Defensive Player of the Year awards for the first time since winning the championship in 1985. The Royals eventually lost to the Giants in a seven-game thriller, but returned to the Fall Classic the following year and defeated the Mets in five games to win the World Series.
It was in 2015 that Gordon hit one of the iconic Homer teams in the history of the Royals. He defeated the Mets’ closer Jeurys Familia in the first game, forcing an extra game, and the Royals won in 14 games, setting the tone for the rest of the World Series.
Gordon signed a one-year contract and hopes to return to the game this season. When the coronavirus pandemic stopped spring training and forced Major League Baseball to reduce the 60-game schedule, he never considered quitting.
This report uses information from the Associated Press.