This Date In Royals History–September 19, 2005

2005: The Royals pounded out 18 hits, including five doubles and a home run, as they trounced the Tigers 10-4 at Kauffman Stadium.Detroit actually took a 1-0 lead when Chris Shelton homered with two outs in the first inning against Royals starter Mike Wood. But the Royals quickly jumped in front in the bottom of the first against Tigers starter Jeremy Bonderman. With one out, Terrence...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–August 1, 2007

2007: Alex Gordon’s two-run home run in the 10th inning provided the winning margin as the Royals beat the Twins 5-3 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis.Emil Brown singled with one out in the 10th against reliever Juan Rincon. One out later, Gordon blasted a 1-1 pitch over the fence in right-center to put the Royals in front.Minnesota took a 1-0 lead in the third inning when Brian...
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This Date In Royals History: May 30, 2006

2006: Down to their last strike, the Royals tied the game on Matt Stairs’ pinch-hit single, then scored the winning run in the 10th for an 8-7 victory over the A’s at McAfee Coliseum in Oakland. The Royals, who led 4-0 after the first, found themselves trailing 7-6 as they faced A’s closer Huston Street in the ninth. Mark Grudzielanek and Reggie Sanders began the inning...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Hall of Fame Is Great, Should Be Better

After last year’s debacle of trying to get the Royals fans included in the Hall of Fame voting - which is generally a good idea - so far there has been little news of who, if anyone, is nominated for induction this year. While obviously the candidates from the last 20 years are slim - there should be no slam dunk until Sweeney’s eligible - there are definitely some things...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Remembering the Mets’ One-Hit Wonders

As a kid, many of us dreamed of getting to the big leagues. Chances are, if you’re reading this – you didn’t make it, either. Most of the players who ever were drafted never make it through the ranks of the minors. Of the fortunate few who make to the Majors, even fewer go onto long, successful careers. Many only have cups of coffee with a few brief moments in the sun of a...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

The Kansas City Royals are holding the most bizarre Hall of Fame vote ever

The whole process surrounding MLB teams and how they construct their team-specific Hall of Fame tends to be pretty arcane and arbitrary, but the Kansas City Royals look to have taken that to a whole new level with their voting process for their 2013 class. Today, they posted the Royals Hall of Fame ballot online so fans could vote on it via Twitter. As you might expect, things have...
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March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

This Date in Pirates History: December 29

Born on this date in 1977 was Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Jack Wilson, who played for the team from 2001 until 2009. Wilson was originally draft by the Cardinals in 1998. The Pirates acquired him on July 29, 2000 in exchange for pitcher Jason Christiansen. Jack started the 2001 season in the majors as the team’s starting shortstop, skipping over AAA. After hitting .155 through...
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December 29, 2011  |  Discuss
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