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A sticky bat, a steaming mad Royal and 1 iconic game

December 23, 2022

The headline in the July 29 afternoon edition of The Kansas City Star was an ecstatic one: “It’s a homer, by George!” But this was not your grandfather’s home run, though your grandfather can probably retell the story well; it would take the work of league officials and state Supreme

The best baseball players born on Oct. 4

October 4, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Oct. 4.

The best baseball players born on Sept. 29

September 29, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Sept. 29: 1) Ed Morris (1862) Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Morris grew up in California and was one of

The top Royals Draft pick from every season

@anne__rogers
July 27, 2022

The Royals’ all-time top picks in the MLB Draft range from World Series heroes to plenty who never made it to the highest level. There are franchise faces and those who you may have forgotten.

10 quintessential George Brett moments

May 15, 2022

George Brett displayed his considerable excellence through 10,349 Major League at-bats and 21 seasons with the Royals. One clear snapshot of his hitting skills developed much more quickly -- in his first and only appearance at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park. The date was July 10, 1984. The occasion was the

5 best Royals players not in the Hall of Fame

February 2, 2022

KANSAS CITY -- With a new class of Hall of Famers set to be inducted into Cooperstown this summer -- including legendary scout and Negro Leagues Baseball Museum founder Buck O’Neil -- let’s look at the best Royals in franchise history who are not Hall of Famers. And it is

The best baseball players born on Sept. 23

January 24, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Sept. 23:

The best baseball players born on Oct. 8

January 18, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Oct. 8: 1) Enos Cabell (1949) Originally signed by the Baltimore Orioles, Cabell’s career flourished with the Houston Astros.

The best baseball players born on Oct. 5

January 17, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Oct. 5: 1) Claude Ritchey (1873) Ritchey, know as “Little All Right” due to his stature, played 13 years

The best baseball players born on Aug. 14

@oapostrophesd
January 3, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Aug. 14:

Here are the Royals' top seasons by position

December 2, 2021

KANSAS CITY -- Here’s a look at the best individual seasons in Royals history by position: Starting pitcher: Bret Saberhagen, 1989 This really comes down to Zack Greinke in 2009 or Saberhagen in 1989. Both won Cy Youngs those years. A close race. Both had 2.16 ERAs in those campaigns.

5 best seasons by a Royals position player

December 1, 2021

KANSAS CITY -- When discussing the best individual seasons by a Royal in terms of position players, longtime Kansas City fans likely will go straight to 1980. And with good reason: That’s the season Hall of Famer and legend George Brett nearly hit .400. So, let’s take a look at

10 players you forgot played for the Royals

December 1, 2021

KANSAS CITY -- The great Harmon Killebrew was once a Royal? Bucky Dent, too? Indeed, many a player who established careers and their names elsewhere wound up playing at Kauffman Stadium. Just for fun, let's take a look at the top 10 players -- names you never thought would have

These are the 5 best seasons by KC pitchers

December 1, 2021

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals have had some remarkably talented pitchers over the years, some of whom unfortunately finished their careers in other markets. But that doesn’t take away from some amazing seasons they had in Kansas City. So, let’s take a took at the five best seasons by Royals

Top 5 moments in the history of The K

@anne__rogers
December 1, 2021

As the sixth-oldest stadium in Major League Baseball, Kauffman Stadium has its host of memories, both games and moments throughout Royals history. It opened in 1973 as Royals Stadium and was renamed 20 years later for the Royals' founder and first owner, Ewing Kauffman. “The K” has hosted the 1973

How they came to be called the Royals

December 1, 2021

KANSAS CITY -- While many people assume the expansion Kansas City Royals got their nickname in 1969 to honor kings or something monarchial, the Royals name actually was a salute to the city’s heritage in the livestock industry. A contest among fans attracted thousands of entries, including suggestions such as

Royals' all-time retired numbers

December 1, 2021

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals have retired three numbers in franchise history, and they are displayed prominently at Kauffman Stadium. There is no set requirement for retired numbers, simply an organizational decision. George Brett, 3B: No. 5 Number retired: May 14, 1994 A 13-time All-Star, Brett was a first-ballot Hall

Best Royals to wear each uniform number

@anne__rogers
December 1, 2021

KANSAS CITY -- There are some uniform numbers synonymous with the players who wore them. No. 5 is for George Brett. You can’t see No. 20 without thinking of Frank White. But what about all the other numbers worn in Royals’ history? Here are our picks for the best players

Reviewing 10 biggest trades in Royals history

December 1, 2021

KANSAS CITY -- One of the indisputable facts about baseball is that no general manager in Major League history has a perfect record when it comes to trades. General managers make great trades and poor ones because, after all, they are human, and so are their scouts that recommend the

Greatest Royals pitching performances

@anne__rogers
June 17, 2021

KANSAS CITY -- You don’t have to be an all-time Royals great to have an all-time great game for the Royals -- although some of the greats have certainly had standout performances. One legendary game can put a player in the record books and provide a lifetime of memories, no

Top Royals individual hitting performances

@anne__rogers
June 16, 2021

KANSAS CITY -- It’s not often a position player can dominate a game all by himself. He might only come to the plate four or five times over the course of a nine-inning game. But there are some days where it seems like a certain hitter is the only player

Top Opening Day moments in Royals history

@anne__rogers
March 31, 2021

Here are the top five Opening Day moments in Royals history: 1. Six-run ninth inning April 4, 2004 After Kansas City’s winning 2003 season, Royals fans were in high spirits. But things looked grim for much of the afternoon at Kauffman Stadium on Opening Day in ’04. The White Sox

Top 5 seasons in Royals history

@anne__rogers
February 23, 2021

Some of the best World Series championship teams in baseball history just barely got into the playoffs. Some are destined to win a title from Opening Day onward. The only 100-win club in Royals history, for example, came in 1977, when Kansas City completely turned around its year to win

Best 5 Draft picks in Royals history

@anne__rogers
February 15, 2021

The Royals prides themselves on homegrown players. The organizations has relied on players developed within its own system during championship runs, with cornerstone players coming from Kansas City's selections in the MLB Draft. Who are the best Royals homegrown Draft picks? Here are the Top 5, factoring in only players

The best debut seasons in Royals history

@anne__rogers
February 1, 2021

There’s always excitement when a highly regarded player debuts, whether it’s a rookie who shines in his first season or a recent acquisition who is prolific for his new team. We’re talking about true debut seasons (i.e., in which a player's first season is also a full one, rather than