Alex Gordon Retires At Age 36; Contract, Wife, Jersey, Family

Published Date: 25 Sep, 2020 Updated date: 25 Sep, 2020 By Lucifer

An astonishing 14 years NFL career for Alex Gordon comes to an end at age 36. He became loyal to one elite team after becoming the priority selection of the 2005 NFL Draft.

Alex Gordon is a former American professional baseball player of the NFL team, Kansas City Royals. He is the recipient of the All-Stars honor for three consecutive years from 2012 until 2015. 

Alex Gordon Bio & Family; Height, Family, College

The athlete was born as Alexander Jonathan Gordon on 10 February 1984 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Talking about family, his parents, Mike Gordon and Leslie Gordon raised him. His other family members include three brothers, Derek, Eric, and Brett Gordon. His dad is a former Baseball player for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

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Alex went to Lincoln Southeast High School and got the recognition of the 2002 Gatorade Nebraska Player of the Year. To commence his college playing career, he chose the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, majoring in criminal justice and playing third base for the university’s baseball team. Overall, his impressive college stats include a .355 career batting average, with 44 home runs and 189 runs batted in (RBIs). The athlete is 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall in height and weighs around 102 kg.

Alex Gordon Retires At Age 36!

After 12 years playing with the Royals, the player became a free agent from 2 November 2012. Two months later, he and the team again signed for a year contract worth $4 million for the 2020 season. Surprisingly, the player took the decision of retiring from the elite baseball league from 24 September 2020. The Royals took their social media handle to announce his retirement news to praise his hard work and dedication for 14 long years.

As if for now, the player himself has not given any statement on his next career role.

Career Details: Draft, Contract & Stats

Alex became a part of the 2005 NFL draft selected by the Royals. However, he got the fortune to play as an active roaster since 2007 but struggled in the minor leagues. Five years later, he and the team agreed upon a year contract worth $4.775 on 9 February 2012 to avoid arbitration. He filed for $5.45, while the Royals countered with $4.15. A part of his contract included an additional earning of $25K if he could reach 700 plate appearances.

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On 30 March 2012, he signed a staggering contract with the team for four years worth $37.5 million. Some of his earning details through the years are $6 million in 2012, $9 million in 2013, $10 million in 2014, and $12.5 million in 2015. However, a year after declined to exercise his player option of $12.5 million for 2016. However, he opted-in to sign a four-year contract worth $72 million to remain with the Royals with a mutual option for the 2020 season on 6 January 2016.

Alex Gordon: Married & Wife Details!

The former Royals star and his wife Jamie Gordon were high school sweethearts. A year after engagement in late 2007, the pair went to walk the wedding aisle in 2008. They delivered their first child, Max in 2010, and four years later another son, Alex in 2014. Likewise, the family became five upon the arrival of a baby daughter, Joey Lynn on 22 May 2017.

His wife is very supportive of him in charitable works, and some of their close associations are SAFEHOME and 

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Some Interesting Facts About Alex Gordon

  • Alex’s family would sometimes make the drive from Omaha to Kansas City, Missouri, to attend Royals games.
  • He got the fortune to play American Legion Baseball and also won the organization’s Graduate of the Year award in 2015.
  • One of his best playing stats came in the 2014-2015 season with a .271 batting average/.377 on-base percentage/.432 slugging percentage with 18 doubles, 13 home runs, and 48 RBIs.
  • He wore jersey number four for Kansas.
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