Royals “Hall of Not Forgotten”: Johnny Damon, and the trade that started the tank in 2001

In 2000, the Royals were coming off a surprising 77-85 season, their most wins since 1993, and best winning percentage (.475) since 1995 (.486). After 72-win and 64-win seasons in manager Tony Muser’s first two seasons, the 77-win campaign, though still a losing season, gave some Royals fans hope that better days were on the… Read More Royals “Hall of Not Forgotten”: Johnny Damon, and the trade that started the tank in 2001

What Royals fans should take away from Gordon’s tenure in Kansas City

I was hoping to post this a couple of days earlier, but it was difficult to do so with mid-quarter grades being due this week (yay hybrid teaching). Thus, it feels appropriate with the Royals heading into their final game of the 2020 season that this post focuses on Alex Gordon and his retirement, which… Read More What Royals fans should take away from Gordon’s tenure in Kansas City

Frank White: The “KC Story”, 1986, and the “Royals Divorce”

Part of the “African-American Royals Project” Series There are only three retired numbers in Kansas City Royals history: No. 5, George Brett; No. 10, manager Dick Howser; and No. 20, Frank White. White continues to be the most fascinating of the three to this day. In many ways, White is the “Kansas City Story” in… Read More Frank White: The “KC Story”, 1986, and the “Royals Divorce”

Amos Otis: The age-31 “breakout,” and the ’78 Royals

Part of the “African-American Royals Project” series. From 1976-1981, the Kansas City Royals were the class of the American League. They made the postseason five times during the six-season span (1979 being the lone playoff-less season), which included a Pennant in 1980 (they lost in their first World Series appearance to the Philadelphia Phillies). During… Read More Amos Otis: The age-31 “breakout,” and the ’78 Royals

Four interesting stories from the 2015 ALDS between the Royals and Astros

It’s been almost three months since Royals fans have seen Kansas City players in action. Safe to say, Royals fans (including myself) are chomping at the bit to watch Royals baseball again, which hopefully will start up again with an “abbreviated” Spring Training sometime in June. Yes, this Royals season wasn’t shaping up to be… Read More Four interesting stories from the 2015 ALDS between the Royals and Astros

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