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Wednesday is Alex Gordon Day in Nebraska

Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon watched the flight of the ball on a double he hit in the ALDS against Houston.
Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon watched the flight of the ball on a double he hit in the ALDS against Houston. jtoyoshiba@kcstar.com

So I guess this means everyone in Nebraska should eat broccoli to celebrate.

Wednesday is Alex Gordon Day in the Cornhusker state. Roy Baker, a state senator from District 30 in Nebraska, wrote on Monday that he requested that Gov. Pete Ricketts declare that Feb. 10 be known as Alex Gordon Day.

“Alex Gordon is an excellent ambassador for Nebraska and we are proud of (the) way he represents our state,” Baker wrote on his page on the Nebraska Legislature’s web site that announced the news. “It seems fitting to thank him for his contributions with this gubernatorial proclomation on his birthday.”

Yep, Feb. 10 is Gordon’s birthday and turned 32.

Baker noted that “Kansas City Royals fans and Nebraska supporters watched Alex hit an exciting ninth inning home run in the first game of the World Series. His exemplary play for the Royals continued, culminating with winning the Series in five games.”

Gordon’s excellent play on the field wasn’t the lone reason for Baker’s request for a special day.

Baker noted that Gordon and his wife, Jamie, live in Lincoln during the off-season, although the senator mentioned only one of the couple’s children (Max) lived with them. Gordon’s other son, Sam, was born in 2013.

“Throughout his career with the Royals Alex has joined Royals Charities to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF),” Baker wrote. “The organization is dedicated to raise money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, treatments and cures.”

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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