Sept. 17th, 2013: Ventura makes his debut for the Royals

On September 17th, 2013, the Kansas City Royals hosted the Cleveland Indians at Kauffman Stadium in a key late-season AL Central contest. Coming off a 72-win season in 2012, and nine straight losing seasons since an 83-79 mark in 2003, the Royals came into the game against the Indians 79-71. The Royals were eight games… Read More Sept. 17th, 2013: Ventura makes his debut for the Royals

Remembering 1981, the Royals’ “other” shortened season (and what it could mean for 2020)

After months of waiting, it seems like things are getting clearer for Major League Baseball when it comes to when play will resume. In the Tweet below, the Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal outlined MLB’s potential plan, which they hope will be agreed upon with the MLBPA sometime this week. Some of the details listed in Rosenthal’s… Read More Remembering 1981, the Royals’ “other” shortened season (and what it could mean for 2020)

“Royals World Series”: 1977 vs. 2015 (George Brett Divisional Series Game 1)

Now that we have gotten one of the divisional rounds out of the way in the “Frank White” League, let’s move onto the “George Brett” League, as we have an interesting matchup between two teams that are nearly three decades apart (i.e. no shared players in this matchup): the 102-win 1977 Royals and the World… Read More “Royals World Series”: 1977 vs. 2015 (George Brett Divisional Series Game 1)

“Royals World Series”: 1985 vs. 1989 (Frank White Divisional Series Game 1)

So now that we are out of the Wild Card round for both the George Brett and Frank White leagues, we’re moving onto the Divisional Series. We will start with the 2-3 matchup in the Frank White league, which pits the 1985 World Series champions against a 1989 Royals club that finished with 92 wins.… Read More “Royals World Series”: 1985 vs. 1989 (Frank White Divisional Series Game 1)