23 Facts About Kansas City Royals

1. The Kansas City Royals simply couldn't contain the fast-paced Spokane offence on.

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2. The Kansas City Royals were all kinds of bad in 2018.

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3. The Kansas City Royals might not add many free agents this winter, but perhaps these names could make sense for the Royals to target.

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4. With the Kansas City Royals manning the horrendous bat of Alcides Escobar at There isn't a lot to cheer about regarding baseball at the moment in Kansas City.

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5. The Kansas City Royals have started their offseason maneuvering, announcing the signing of right-hander Michael Ynoa to a minor league contract Tuesday.

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6. Kansas City Royals have retired the numbers of former players George Brett and Frank White (No 20).

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7. Kansas City Royals beat the New York Mets 4 games to 1 to become the 2015 World Series champions.

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8. The Kansas City Royals defeated the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 6, to win the 2015 ALCS and earn a trip to face the New York Mets in the 2015 World Series.

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9. Kansas City Royals entered the 2015 All-Star break with the best record in the American League.

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10. On July 21, 2014, the Kansas City Royals had a losing record and were eight games behind the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central standings.

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11. On September 22, the Kansas City Royals won their 82nd game of the season to clinch the franchise's first winning season since 2003.

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12. Kansas City Royals hired Trey Hillman, formerly the manager of the Nippon Ham Fighters and a minor league manager with the New York Yankees, to be the 15th manager in franchise history.

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13. In 2002, the Kansas City Royals set a new team record for futility, losing 100 games for the first time in franchise history.

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14. In the middle of this era, in 1997, the Kansas City Royals declined the opportunity to switch to the National League as part of a realignment plan to introduce the Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Devil Rays as expansion teams.

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15. In 1994 season, the Kansas City Royals reduced payroll by trading pitcher David Cone and outfielder Brian McRae, then continued their salary dump in the 1995 season.

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16. At the start of the 1990s, the Kansas City Royals had been hit with a double-whammy when General Manager John Schuerholz departed in 1990 and team owner Ewing Kauffman died in 1993.

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17. The Kansas City Royals signed starting pitcher Storm Davis, who was coming off a career-high 19-game win season, to a three-year $6 million contract.

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18. Kansas City Royals maintained a reputation as one of the American League West's top teams throughout the late 1980s.

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19. In the 1985 regular season the Kansas City Royals topped the Western Division for the sixth time in ten years, led by Bret Saberhagen's Cy Young Award-winning performance and George Brett's self-described best "all around year.

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20. In July 1983, while the Kansas City Royals were headed for a second-place finish behind the Chicago White Sox another chapter in the team's rivalry with the New York Yankees occurred.

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21. In 1971, the Kansas City Royals had their first winning season, with manager Bob Lemon leading them to a second-place finish.

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22. The Kansas City Royals invested in a strong farm system and soon developed such future stars as pitchers Paul Splittorff, Dennis Leonard, and Steve Busby, infielders George Brett and Frank White, and outfielder Al Cowens.

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23. Kansas City Royals are an American professional baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri.

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