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Alex Gordon

Advisory Board Member

Kansas City Royals | #4

HOMETOWN: Lincoln, NE
POSITION: Left Fielder
MLB DEBUT: April 2, 2007
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Alex-Gordon-Feature

Alex Gordon

Advisory Board Member

Kansas City Royals | #4

HOMETOWN: Lincoln, NE
POSITION: Left Fielder
MLB DEBUT: April 2, 2007
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BEFORE FAME

Alex was drafted by the Royals following his junior season at the University of Nebraska where he swept the collegiate baseball awards for college player of the year – the Golden Spikes Award, the Dick Howser Award, the Brooks Wallace Award and the ABCA Rawlings Player of the Year.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Alex has 160 career home runs, second most among Royals left-handed batters behind only Hall of Famer George Brett (317). He recorded eight outfield assists in 2017, his most since 2014 (also eight), and has 82 career outfield assists to Gerardo Parra for most in the Majors since 2010. Alex played in 148 games (140 starts) in 2017, his most since 2014. In 2015, he was elected to his third straight American League All-Star Game and then started all 16 games of the postseason in left field for the Royals in ’15. Alex hit a game-tying home run in the ninth inning in Game One of the ’15 World Series off Mets’ closer Jeurys Familia and also drove in the go-ahead run in Game Four of the ’15 ALDS at Houston with a ground out as the eventual World Champion Royals rallied from a four-run deficit in the eighth inning.

FUN FACT

Alex provided funding for the Alex Gordon Training Complex at the University of Nebraska, which was completed in 2011.

Alex’S PROFILE
Full Name: Alex Jonathan Gordon
Birthday: February 10, 1984
Hometown: Lincoln, NE
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 220 lbs.
School: University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Position: Left Fielder
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
MLB Debut: April 2, 2007

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