It was somewhat expected but the Kansas City Royals and Alex Gordon announced that Gordon would be retiring from baseball at the end of this season.
Congrats on Alex Gordon on a great major league baseball career. As you can tell by the tweets below he definitely represented well for himself, his family, the city of Lincoln and the state of Nebraska.
Alex Gordon: "When I started playing, I just wanted everyone to see me as a hard worker, someone that played the game the right way and somebody that was a good teammate. Hopefully, I'm leaving my legacy like that." #AlwaysRoyal pic.twitter.com/OS2pDi3yYF— FOX Sports Kansas City (@FSKansasCity) September 24, 2020
The @Royals took him No. 2 overall in the 2005 @MLBDraft and never looked back.— Nebraska On BTN (@NebraskaOnBTN) September 24, 2020
Congratulations to @Huskers legend Alex Gordon on his retirement from @MLB! #TBT | @Husker_Baseball pic.twitter.com/bzVCRwA3N0
Just got off the phone w/Mike Moustakas. Moose is one of the leaders of the Reds. Eric Hosmer a leader of the Padres. They come from the Alex Gordon family tree. Moose: “He taught me about life and how to be a great father and role model. He always did things the right way.”— Joel Goldberg (@goldbergkc) September 24, 2020
Spent the day chatting about Alex Gordon via text, phone & Zoom with Ned Yost, Eric Hosmer, Luke Hochevar, Jeff Francoeur, Kevin Seitzer, Jarrod Dyson, Lorenzo Cain and a K-6 PE teacher up in Idaho in between classes named Billy Butler who said, “Tell Alex I love him.”— Joel Goldberg (@goldbergkc) September 24, 2020
George Bret also told me this about Alex Gordon:— Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) September 24, 2020
"Through the years there were players who played for the Royals that didn't make me very proud. But I will say this: Alex Gordon made me proud to say I played for the Kansas City Royals."
Whit Merrifield had this to say to me about Alex Gordon, "I tear up (saying this) but I’ll never be able to put into words how much he has helped me grow as a baseball player and as a man. But I am so fortunate to have been able to call him a friend these last five years."— Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) September 24, 2020
Just a kid from Lincoln. pic.twitter.com/JiqgcSrRvT— Nebraska Baseball (@Husker_Baseball) September 24, 2020
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Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon retiring at season's end after 14 years with team
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