Lincoln native and former Husker baseball star Alex Gordon was selected for the MLB All-Star game by player’s vote. Gordon, a six-year veteran with Kansas City, is batting .290 with 15 doubles, 8 homers and 46 RBI in 81 games.
He came into play over the weekend leading the American League in 2-out hitting (.374), tied with Alex Rios for the league-lead in outfield assists (8) and was 10th in the league with 29 multi-hit games. He had a 12-game hitting streak earlier this season and had walk-off hits against Toronto (April 14), the Chicago White Sox (May 5) and Atlanta (June 26).
Gordon is the first KC outfielder to be selected to the team since Jermaine Dye in 2000