Kansas City Royals

Sport Baseball
Country United States United States
Home town Kansas City, Missouri
Founding year 1969
Leagues Major League Baseball,
American League

The Kansas City Royals‘are a Major League Baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. They are a member of the Central Division in the American League. **Stadium**The Royals have played in Kauffman Stadium from 1973 to the present day.**Nickname**The “Royals” name originates from the American Royal Livestock Show, held in Kansas City since 1899.**History**The Royals were an expansion franchise, entering the league in 1969. They were founded by Ewing Kauffman, a Kansas City businessman. Stuart Symington, then-United States Senator from Missouri, had demanded a new franchise for the city after the Athletics — Kansas City’s previous major league team — moved to Oakland, California.**Record By Decade**‘1969In their first season, the Royals posted a 69-93 record.

1970-1979The Royals were quite successful during the 1970s. They had three losing seasons early - in 1970, 1972, and 1974, then winning seasons for the rest of the decade.

1980-1989The 1980s were another successful decade for the Royals. They had only three losing seasons - in 1981, 1983 and 1986. In 1985, they won the World Series.

1990-1999In the 1990s, the wheels came off. From 1995 to 1999, the Royals under Bob Boone, and later Terry Muser did not post a winning record.

2000-2008Terry Muser continued to manage the Royals for the first three, losing, seasons of the 2000s. Tony Pena brought one winning year, 1994, and then two losing ones, and was replaced by Buddy Bell and then Trey Hillman who have done no better for the struggling franchise. The Royals have lost 100 games four times during this decade.

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Gil Meche pitcher
Robert Wells pitcher
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