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

2013 is where “Trusting the Process” began to pay off (Royals “Easter Seasons” Part 3)

This is the final part of the three-part “Royals Easter Seasons.” Click on the link to read part 1 and part 2. “Let’s just trust the process. If other people don’t want to trust the process, that’s fine. If other people want to abandon the process, then abandon it. I’m not abandoning the process. I… Read More 2013 is where “Trusting the Process” began to pay off (Royals “Easter Seasons” Part 3)

Aaron Crow, RHP: 2014 Royals “Hall of not Forgotten” inductee

Kansas City Royals fans love “local” players. It’s the reason why the Royals embraced third baseman Joe Randa and pitcher David Cone when they came to Kansas City, even though they were not drafted by the organization. Frank White is not just Royals “Hall of Famer” because had a long career in professional baseball, but… Read More Aaron Crow, RHP: 2014 Royals “Hall of not Forgotten” inductee

An introduction to the Royals “Hall of Not Forgotten” Project

So, during this quarantine, I have been really diving into baseball history, with Royals baseball history being the primary one. As someone who did not grow up in the Kansas City-area, being able to uncover more about the Royals and the franchise’s rich heritage has been a hoot, especially when it comes to looking up… Read More An introduction to the Royals “Hall of Not Forgotten” Project

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)

A brief appreciation of the Asian (and Asian Pacific-heritage) players in Royals history

With May being Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and baseball beginning again in Korea (KBO) and Taiwan (CPBL), I wanted to do a little look into the Asian players and players of Asian-heritage who donned the Blue and White in Kansas City. I also find this topic particularly interesting as a Filipino-American, for I have… Read More A brief appreciation of the Asian (and Asian Pacific-heritage) players in Royals history