The Kansas City Royals are going to lose one of the best players to ever play for them when this season is over. Alex Gordon, a longtime outfielder for the team, has decided that he is done with baseball, and he will retire as a lifetime Royal. To some, this may seem like a punishment based on the Royals' recent lack of success. Just five short years ago, they won the World Series though. It may seem like that was forever ago, as almost all of that 2015 team is not on the roster anymore.

Gordon enjoyed some great years with the team, specifically from 2011 to 2015. In that time, he was a three-time All-Star and won four of his seven Gold Glove Awards. He also hit .281 with 89 home runs and 52 steals. Overall in his career, Gordon hit .257 with 190 home runs and 113 stolen bases. These numbers could change slightly, as he does still have a few games left. It is only a few though, as the Royals cannot make the playoffs this year. It is the fifth year in a row that has happened, as they haven't made the playoffs or even had a record above .500 since winning the World Series. Gordon will retire a legend in the franchise without any doubt, and a World Series champion.
SEPTEMBER 24, 2020  (22H06)