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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Top 10 Home Runs in Playoff History

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    TJ I agree 100% on every one of these! Good article.

    almost 9 years ago

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Top 10 Shocking Moments in Baseball Umpiring

There are some good calls, some bad ones and some that make you wonder about the power of sight! Whether made with pure hearts or simply a result of an erroneous conscience, these 10 calls are possibly the worst ever witnessed in the history of baseball.10. The Pine Tar IncidentIn July, 1983, the Kansas City Royals took on the New York Yankees in a... Continue reading

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CC Sabathia leads Yankees to victory

CC Sabathia’s smashing display led the New York Yankees to victory over Detroit by 2-1. Th Continue reading

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A-Rod responds well to jeers

In front of a Texas Rangers crowd that booed him all the way, Alex Rodriguez decided to let his bat do the talking as he drove four-runs towards leading the Yankees into an 11-1 win over the Texas Rangers. This was the first time A-Rod had come to Texas ever since he admitted to taking steroids as a Rangers player between 2001-03.Along with A-Rod, ... Continue reading

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    Sarabjeet Just wanted to get some ppeloe's thought on this one What do you think of champagne showers after every round of the playoffs . I kind of feel like getting in is okay because getting there after playing a 162 season is certainly a big accomplishment. I think winning the AL/NL is something else you can celebrate because you were the best in your league. Winning the world series need not be mentioned. But something about having a big celebration for winning the divisional round seems kind of pointless. Maybe if you were a huge underdog and have never been there before, but it's like . idk just seems fougasse

    about 7 years ago
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    yankees a-rod is the best player in entire baseball it was great

    about 10 years ago

Team Roster

Name Position
John Buck catcher
Miguel Olivo catcher
Tony Pena, Jr. catcher
David DeJesus center field
Joey Gathright center field
Billy Butler first base
Mitchell Mairer left field
Brian Bannister pitcher
Zack Greinke pitcher
Luke Hochevar pitcher
Ron Mahay pitcher
Gil Meche pitcher
Joakim Soria pitcher
Robinson Tejeda pitcher
Robert Wells pitcher
Alberto Callaspo second base
Esteban German second base
Mike Aviles shortstop
Alex Gordon third base

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