Royals “Hall of Not Forgotten”: Aaron Crow, RHP

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 Royals “Hall of Not Forgotten”: Aaron Crow, RHP

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

Six Great 3-yr Individual Royals Hitting Stretches from 1995-2003

1995-2003 was a dark ages of sorts for the Kansas City Royals. The Royals had an average winning percentage of .473 during the eight-year span, and lost 90-plus games four times, including a 100-loss campaign in 2002 which was a franchise high at the time (that would be surpassed in 2006, as the Royals lost… Read More Six Great 3-yr Individual Royals Hitting Stretches from 1995-2003

The Royals’ short-lived ‘Resurrection’ in 2003 (“Easter” Royals part 2)

Part 1 of the 3-part Royals “Easter” seasons posts, which focuses on the 1971 Royals, can be found here. The 2003 Royals season was a short-lived “Easter” of sorts: the Royals went 83-79 that season which was their first winning season in almost a decade. For about 3/4 of a season, Royals baseball was relevant… Read More The Royals’ short-lived ‘Resurrection’ in 2003 (“Easter” Royals part 2)

The “Easter” Royals Seasons: 1971 (Part 1 of a 3 part series)

So it is Easter, the biggest celebration in the Christian and Catholic faith (I mentioned that because I am Catholic…a progressive Catholic mind you). And thus, to celebrate this important day (with no MLB baseball going on; but hey we got CPBL games in Taiwan at least!), I wanted to write about three Royals teams… Read More The “Easter” Royals Seasons: 1971 (Part 1 of a 3 part series)

“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)