U.L.’s Toothpick: The Year Of The Card–Bob Oliver, 1970

I’d be interested to know how many members of the 1969 Royals still hold team records. It has to be a small number, both because that was many years ago and because that team, being an expansion team and all, had a dearth of players good enough to set a franchise record that might survive. One record I know of that is still held by an original Royal is most hits in a game. You...
Via BP Kansas City
July 22, 2016

Good Players on Bad Teams: Joe Randa

This is a Royals Blue Series of Good Players on Bad Teams. To qualify for this list a player had to play the majority of their time with the Royals from 1995-2012. Player:  Joe Randa Time with Royals:  1995-1996, 1999-2004 Why’d he leave?:  1996 – Traded to Pittsburgh Pirates for Jay Bell and Jeff King.  2004 – Granted free agency. He always had a smile on...
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June 04, 2016  |  Discuss

U.L.’s Toothpick: The Year Of The Card–Kevin Seitzer, 1988

We all know the Royals have had an up-and-down franchise history, but one thing the franchise has been able to do consistently is come up with good third basemen. Obviously the greatest player in franchise history played third, but the Royals have also had Paul Schaal, Joe Randa, Gary Gaetti, and the 2015 (and hopefully […]
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February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Revisionist History: The 1997 Pittsburgh Pirates

A post from our friend Christopher Bradley over at Tri-State of Mind Baseball I. Introduction “It almost could have been a movie,” third baseman Joe Randa said. “It was kind of a misfit group that started believing in each other, guys coming together and gaining each other’s trust.”-Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Until recently, the Pittsburgh Pirates and their fans were suffering...
Via Off The Bench
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–July 1, 1996

1996: Joe Randa’s solo home run gave the Royals the lead for good, Chris Haney hurled a complete game, and Mike Macfarlane added two solo home runs as the Royals downed the Indians 4-2 at Jacobs Field in Cleveland.Randa led off the fifth with his second home run of the season, a shot to left field off Indians starter Charles Nagy that broke a 2-2 tie. The Royals added another run...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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