KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After 14 seasons with the Kansas City Royals, left fielder Alex Gordon plans to retire, according to reports.
BREAKING: Hearing that Alex Gordon is officially retiring. Club announcement likely will come soon.— Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) September 24, 2020
Gordon was selected second overall in the 2005 MLB Draft by Kansas City.
The Lincoln, Nebraska, native hit one of the biggest home runs in Royals history in 2015. In the ninth inning in game one of the World Series, Gordon was able to hit a home run off of Mets’ closer Jeurys Familia to take the game to extras.
The Royals would go on to win that game and the World Series.
Gordon was a three-time AL All-Star, three-time defensive player of the year and seven-time Gold Glove winner.
In 2014, he won the Rawlings AL Platinum Glove.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who earlier this year became part owner of the Royals, commended Gordon on his career and community impact.
"He's someone that set the example of how to be in the Kansas City community and lead his team to championships and do it the right way on and off the field,” Mahomes said.