This Date In Royals History–August 16, 1979

1979: Paul Splittorff pitched a gem, outdoing Dennis Martinez in a pitchers’ duel as the Royals got by the Orioles 4-2 at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore.Splittorff worked a complete game, holding the first-place Orioles to just four hits and two walks. The tall lefty struck out three as he earned his 12th win of the season. Martinez was very nearly as good, as he also pitched a complete...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Respect To Split

As a Royals fan, I loved listening to Paul Splittorff. Heck, as a College basketball fan I loved listening to Paul Splittorff. Being that I am still fairly young, I didn’t get to enjoy Paul Splittorff as long as I would’ve liked to, but all good things must come to an end. On this date, May 25, in 2011, Paul Splittorff lost his battle with oral cancer, and passed away. I’m simply...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Funeral service celebrates Splittorff's legacy

Paul Splittorff, a high-kicking left-handed pitcher who became a highly respected broadcaster in a Royals career that stretched more than four decades, was laid to rest on Tuesday.
May 31, 2011  |  Discuss

Former KC hurler Busby remembers Splittorff

Former Royals pitcher Steve Busby, now a Rangers broadcaster, will see his old team in Arlington this weekend, but it won't be the same without his old friend Paul Splittorff.
May 26, 2011  |  Discuss

Tribute to Splitt will air on FOX Kansas City

FOX Sports Kansas City will air a one-hour tribute to Paul Splittorff at 6 p.m. CT on Friday. Splittorff, who died on Wednesday, was the Royals baseball analyst for the television broadcasts.
May 25, 2011  |  Discuss

Royals great Paul Splittorff dies at age 64

Paul Splittorff, who passed away from oral cancer and melanoma on Wednesday at age 64,  may not have had the highest Q rating when it came to a national profile. In the households of Kansas City, though, Splittorff's name was synonymous with baseball. A tall and lanky lefty who sported both trademark glasses and a giant leg kick, "Splitt" was one of the franchise's first draft picks...
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May 25, 2011  |  Discuss

Royals broadcaster Splittorff admitted to hospital

Former pitcher Paul Splittorff, a Royals Hall of Famer and a club broadcaster, has been admitted to a Kansas City area hospital for treatment of both oral cancer and melanoma, his family confirmed on Monday.
May 16, 2011  |  Discuss

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