KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KWCH) – The Kansas City Royals announced Thursday that Alex Gordon will retire “after 14 years of hard work and dedication” to the team.
Gordon, who started all 16 post-season games during Kansas City’s 2015 World Series run, played his entire 14-year career with Kansas City from 2007-20, making him one of three position players to play. 14 seasons (or more) with the team.
Gordon was selected second overall in the 2005 First Year Draft by the University of Nebraska and made his Major League debut on opening day in 2007 as third baseman, before moving to left field during the 2010 season. In his first full season in outfield in 2011, he earned his first of seven Rawlings Gold Glove Awards as he led the majors with 20 assists on the outfield, a score that has not been surpassed by any player in nine seasons since.
Gordon is the Royals all-time leader in major home runs (14) and shot shots (121).
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