KC Royals: Alex Gordon heading to Missouri Sports HOF

KC Royals, Alex Gordon (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
KC Royals, Alex Gordon (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images) /

The KC Royals longtime outfielder is looking towards another honor, something that he should be used to after his successful career in Kanas City.

Alex Gordon is a name that will never be forgotten in Kansas City. The KC Royals longtime outfielder was an important piece of the puzzle that pushed the team towards the postseason and World Series, and his highlight reel of outfield catches is nothing short of amazing.

Gordon provided plenty of entertainment for fans and now that he has played his final games with the Royals, the team will have to somehow find a way to replace his outstanding defense in left field.

While baseball may be over for Gordon, it seems that the awards and honors haven’t stopped just yet. With the announcement of the Gold Glove award finalists the other day, came the announcement that Gordon is up for his 8th Gold Glove.

Now, the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame has announced that Alex Gordon will be inducted as part of their 2020 class with plenty of other big names in Missouri sports, such as Curley Culp who helped the Chiefs in Super Bowl IV.

Gordon seems to continue to have business to tend to in baseball, even though he is ready to kick back in retirement.

Gordon, though, is no stranger to awards and honors. As was mentioned before, Gordon has won 7 Gold Gloves and is currently up for his 8th. Along with this, Gordon has won 3 Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Awards, 4 Fielding Bible Awards for Left Fielders, the Hutch Award, and a Platinum Glove.

Gordon is also a 3-time All-Star and has finished the season with MVP votes in 2 separate years.

Gordon finished his career as one of the most dominant and best defensive outfielders in the game, leading all outfielders since 2010 in assists (110). He struggled offensively for the last few years of his career, but due to his defensive output and leadership, the Royals kept him on the field.

Alex can be found in the top 10 for a number of Royals career records, including doubles (5th- 357), hits (6th, 1643), and home runs (4th, 190).

While Gordon is now retired, it’s likely Royals fans will still see him around. Whether it is for another honor, or in a coaching position in the future, Gordon will always be a Royal.

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Alex Gordon will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, and honor he definitely deserves.