Former Husker baseball star and Lincoln native, Alex Gordon won his third straight gold glove with the Kansas City Royals. The left fielder is the first to win three straight in Kansas City since Frank White won six at second base from ’78-’82.
Gordon tied for the major league lead with 17 assists. You’ll remember from his days at Nebraska, he was a third baseman. He was struggling with the Royals, went down to AAA Omaha and learned how to play left field. Not only did he show he could make the transition to the outfield, but his hitting improved. In three and a half years at third base, he never hit higher than .260 or drive in more than 60 RBIs. Since moving to the outfield, his average has never been lower than .265 and he has driven in 80 or more runs each of the last three seasons.