Royals will feel the void as their 'big brother' Alex Gordon walks away into retirement

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There’s a famous quote from Jackie Robinson that reads, “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”Perhaps it’s a tad heavy-handed in reference to a retirement, but it’s also an appropriate prism through which Alex Gordon’s baseball life, and his impact on the Kansas City Royals, can be assessed and put into context.Gordon, 36, has made the decision to retire after Sunday’s season finale. He’ll wrap up a career that has included seven Gold Glove awards, one Platinum Glove, three All-Star selections and a World Series championship ring home to Kansas…

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