Alex Gordon

Alex Jonathan Gordon (born February 10, 1984 in Lincoln, Nebraska) is a Major League Baseball third baseman for the Kansas City Royals. Gordon was a two-time Gatorade Nebraska Player of the Year after hitting .483 with 25 home runs and 112 RBI at Lincoln Southeast High School in Lincoln, Nebraska. Gordon, a third baseman, played collegiately at the University of Nebraska. In 2005, Gordon won the Golden Spikes Award, Dick Howser Trophy, Brooks Wallace Award, ABCA National Player of the Year Award, and Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year Award. He was drafted following his junior season at Nebraska where he swept the collegiate baseball awards for college player of the year, winning the Dick Howser Trophy, Golden Spikes Award, the Brooks Wallace Award and the ABCA Rawlings Player of the Year, he was also an ESPY Award Finalist for the Best Male College Athlete. He earned 1st-team All-America honors for the 2nd straight season, hit .372 (94-253) in 72 games with 22 doubles, 4 triples, 19 home runs and 66 RBI. Gordon was also 23 for 26 in stolen base attempts (.885), drew 63 walks, compared to 38 strikeouts, helping lead the Huskers to the 2005 Big 12 regular season and...
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