Alex Gordon has been named to the 2013 American League All Star Team. The former Nebraska Cornhusker standout has not had an easy road to success.
The Kansas City Royals left fielder broke into the majors as a third baseman. The heir apparent to the great George Brett. The comparisons began the second Gordon was drafted. The expectations were unrealistic, the pressure unnecessary.
He was sent down more than once to AAA affiliate Omaha. The first time was to help the young star find his swing. Omaha manager Mike Jirschele helped Gordon find his stroke, and he returned to Kansas City. His second stint in Omaha was the defining moment in his career. The third baseman became an outfielder, and the years since have proven the genius in that decision.
Gordon is having a great season, and has become the true leader of The Kansas City Royals. The outfielder has eight home runs and 46 rbi’s through the first half of the season. He has also compiled 15 doubles on the year.
Gordon was voted in by fellow Major Leaguers to the 2013 All Star Game, which will be played at Citi Field in New York on July 16th.