David Glass' business career made him one of America's most successful executives. It was that role and his well-known love for baseball that led to Ewing Kauffman to tap Glass to serve on the Royals Board of Directors. On April 18, 2000 David Glass and his family officially became only the second owners of the Kansas City Royals.
Royals' Team Captain and five-time All-Star Mike Sweeney sets a club record by driving in 144 runs. He broke the record previously held by Royals Hall of Famer Hal McRae who posted 133 RBI in 1982.
Kauffman Stadium re-emerges after a massive renovation to retake its place among the games most fan-friendly and beautiful ballparks. Highlighted by a wide variety of fan amenities, the ballpark is again at the cutting edge while maintaining its uniqueness and best known characteristics - the classic fountains and an improved massive high-definition crown scoreboard.
In his season full of amazing performances. Zack Greinke's high note is reached with a club record 15 strikeout performance at Kauffman Stadium against the Cleveland Indians. Greinke finished the year 16-8 with a major league leading 2.16 ERA en route to being names the 2009 American League Cy Young Award Winner.
Zack Greinke was dominant throughout 2009. He won his first six starts with a 0.40 ERA - a feat only three pitchers in history had matched. Then he finished the year 5-0 with a 1.29 ERA over his last eight starts beginning with a Royals record 15-strikeout performance on August 25. At 16-8 with the lowest ERA (2.16) in baseball Greinke was a nearly unanimous choice as the American League's Cy Young Award winner.