The Start of a Dynasty: The 1976 Kansas City Royals

A look back at the team that started the best run in Royals history The Royals were close to doing something special.  Since their beginning in 1969, Royals General Manager, Joe Burke, and his predecessor, Cedric Tallis, had been building a winning franchise built on defense, speed, and pitching.  They made great trades for players like Amos Otis, Hal McRae, Freddie Patek...
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May 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Royals name pitchers, players of year for eight affiliates

The Kansas City Royals have named their Minor League Pitchers and Players of the Year for their respective affiliates. The Paul Splittorff Pitcher of the Year and George Brett Hitter of the Year will be announced during the offseason. All of the players will be at Kauffman Stadium on Sept. 25 for Futures Night, where they will take part in an autograph session and be honored in an...
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September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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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...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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