Lincoln native and former Cornhusker Alex Gordon was close to becoming a World Series hero.
Bottom of the ninth, two outs Game 7, Gordon keeps the Royals season alive with a single to center off Giants ace Madison Bumgarner. Like a movie, the Giants turn into the Bad News Bears…the ball gets past center fielder Gregor Blanco, left fielder Juan Perez boots the ball at the wall and all of the sudden Gordon is thinking inside the park home run.
Gordon talks about his hit. (VIDEO/MLB.com)
Gordon, who thought single as soon as he hit the ball, turned up the gas as he saw Blanco turn around. He stumbled a bit coming past second. Third base coach, former Omaha manager Mike Jirschele made the right call holding up Gordon at third.
Jirschele talks about his decision to hold up Gordon (VIDEO/MLB.com)
Alex is left stranded, the Royals lose game 7 of the World Series 3-2. Gordon went 2 for 3 and drove in one of the Royals runs.