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Alex Gordon    

Award-Winning MLB Left Fielder

Alexander Jonathan Gordon is an American professional baseball left fielder for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB). Prior to playing professionally, Gordon attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he played college baseball for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

At Nebraska, Gordon won the Brooks Wallace Award, Dick Howser Trophy, and Golden Spikes Award in 2005. That year, the Royals made Gordon the second overall pick in the 2005 MLB Draft. Gordon has won five Gold Glove Awards, three Fielding Bible Awards, a Platinum Glove Award, and one Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award in MLB. Prior to 2010, Gordon was primarily a third baseman.

During his time at the University of Nebraska, Gordon was a member of the 2004 U.S. National Team, which had players from 15 different colleges.[4] He helped lead Team USA to an 18–7 overall record, seeing the majority of his playing time at first base. He hit .388 with four home runs, 12 RBI and 18 runs scored in 24 contests and was named the top offensive player at the World University Baseball Championship in Tainan, Taiwan after leading all players with a .524 average (11-for-21) with two home runs, five RBI, and eight runs scored in eight games.

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