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This Date In Royals History–August 15, 2002

2006: Mark Teahen belted a two-run home run in the sixth inning, giving the Royals the lead for good in a 4-2 win over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago.Immediately following the White Sox tying the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the fifth, Mark Grudzielanek started the sixth with a single off Chicago starter Javier Vazquez. Teahen followed with his 14th home run of the...
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This Date In Royals History: March 31, 2003

2003: The Royals kicked off the 2003 season with a thrilling 3-0 win over the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium. Starter Runelvys Hernandez, who had won manager Tony Peña’s coin flip for the Opening Day assignment over Jeremy Affeldt, looked like an ace as he pitched six scoreless innings, allowing only two hits and one walk while striking out five. On offense, the Royals...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Revival

The Kansas City Royals have been irrelevant in the Wild Card Era.  The franchise has endured 17 losing seasons since 1995 and finished above .500 only once in 2003 thanks to this historic night.  Basically, if not for the Pittsburgh Pirates two-decade-old disappearing act, the Royals would have the honor of least competitive franchise in MLB. In recent years, the starting pitching...
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December 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Hispanic Heritage in KC: All-Time Hispanic Team

In a by-gone era, there was a bit of a perception from the outside looking in that the Kansas City Royals were a franchise opposed to minorities. Black pitchers were essentially unheard of in Kansas City. But John Mayberry, Hal McRae, Frank White and Amos Otis, prominent black position players in the 1970s, more than made up for it. Hispanics, on the other hand, played almost no...
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September 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Optimism Is Well Placed For Royals Fans

Hi.  You don’t know me or anything about me.  But if you’re reading this column, I’m pretty sure I know plenty about you. You are obviously a Kansas City Royals fan, and are for the first time in a very, very, very, very long time, feeling legitimate optimism for the upcoming season.  However, for the better part of the last 20 years, you have endured year after year...
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December 27, 2011  |  Discuss
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