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QUIZ: Name every roster member of the 1984 MLB World Champion Detroit Tigers

The 1984 Detroit Tigers won the MLB World Series, beating the San Diego Padres 4 games to 1. The Tigers were lead by a lights out closer who won the American League's Cy Young Award and the MVP Award. Can you name every player on the Tigers roster? Clue: Position
September 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Rejoice, Royals fans: Rusty Kuntz returning as first base coach in 2016

After the dust settled and the Kansas City Royals had established themselves as World Series Champions, attention turned to one potential high-profile departure OTHER than left fielder Alex Gordon. First base coach Rusty Kuntz, a fan favorite in K.C. ever since he joined the club four years ago, told MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan that GM Dayton Moore and manager Ned Yost pretty much...
Via FOX Sports
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Mic'd up and anxious: Royals' Kuntz had to be careful during World Series

The officially-licensed film commemorating the compelling story of the 2015 Kansas City Royals is available now, and its release came with at least one consequence: showing and hearing just what first base coach Rusty Kuntz was shouting at players all Series long.The Royals' coach wore a microphone throughout the Fall Classic, and as he told the Kansas City Star's Pete Grathoff before...
Via FOX Sports
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

If Rusty Kuntz is glad to be back, his wife is ecstatic

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Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Rollie Fingers, Rusty Kuntz Among Strangest Baseball Names Ever (Gallery)

MLB players must have some pretty creative parents. We’ve seen countless pitchers and hitters come and go over the years, standing out or fading into obscurity based on their big-league success. Every once in a while, though, a player comes into the league with the added recognition (or, in some cases, burden) of something he’s had since he was born: His name. Ever since Butts...
Via NESN.com
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Video game obsession threatened Royals' historic season

The Kansas City Royals’ secret to success is a simple one — more baseball, less video games. The Royals have been unstoppable during their historic postseason run to the World Series, but what did almost stop them from punching their ticket to the Fall Classic was a certain video game thatconsumed a large majority of the team earlier in the season. According to Andy McCullough...
Via NESN.com
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Coach Nearly Drilled By Line Drive, High Fives Everyone (Video)

Rusty Kuntz is quick, happy and in one piece. Kuntz, a former major leaguer who’s now the Kansas City Royals’ first base coach, nearly was drilled by a line drive in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series against the Baltimore Orioles. Fortunately, the 59-year-old showed some impressive reflexes to avoid disaster. High fives all around. Kuntz dished out two, three...
Via NESN.com
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

FSU Body Paint, Rusty Kuntz Sighting & Royals Fans Go Nuts With Signs

  Gamblers Who Brag About Big Wins… …are usually the guys who’ve lost their asses. Ever gambled? You ever brag on Twitter or...
Via Busted Coverage
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Molitor on Shifts, Chen Down the Middle, Rusty Kuntz & More

The Minnesota Twins have learned to love the shift. According to Baseball Info Solutions, Ron Gardenhire‘s club went into the All-Star break having shifted on 251 balls in play, 13th-most in baseball. Last year they shifted just 84 times on balls in play, sixth-fewest in baseball. Paul Molitor is in charge of Minnesota’s infield defense. […]
Via Fangraphs
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals coach has surgery on broken left arm

CLEVELAND -- Kansas City Royals first-base coach Rusty Kuntz had surgery on his broken left arm, an injury he sustained when he was hit by a line drive during pregame batting practice. Kuntz had a plate and eight screws inserted during the operation Wednesday at the Cleveland Clinic, Royals manager Ned Yost said. The 59-year-old Kuntz will spend the night in the hospital, but is...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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