Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 10/19/12
Thinking about the Kansas City Royals and their history, there has not been much of it since their 1985 World Series Championship. They have not been back to the postseason since. An expansion team in 1969, they were initially managed by Hall of Famer Joe Gordon. They enjoyed some success under subsequent managers Bob Lemon and Jack McKeon, with the latter leading the team to 91 wins and a second place finish in 1975. ——————————————————————————– The team’s fortunes changed the very next season, where under new manager Whitey Herzog, they won the AL West division for the first time. This, of course, started a series of three straight ALCS losses to the New York Yankees, who lost the 1976 WS to the Cincinnati Reds, but defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1977 and 1978 fall classics. The 1976 ALCS was known for Chris Chambliss’ walk off homerun in the deciding game 5 off Mark Littell and the scene at Yankees Stadium as the fans rushed the field be
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