Founding owner of the Royals, Ewing Kauffman, is the namesake of the MLB stadium located in Kansas City, Missouri. A unique structure built specifically for baseball, this venue first opened its doors to the public on April 10th, 1973. It hosted the MLB All Star Game that year, and again in 2012.
Many features of this ballpark are unique to the team. For instance, the crown above the scoreboard in center field, as well as the fountains and waterfall in right field. In an age where baseball stadiums were all built similar to each other, this franchise had the idea to stand out from the rest.
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Winners of two World Series championships, the Kansas City Royals were founded in 1969 and joined the MLB’s American League. Starting from nothing, the Royals were able to build up a strong team through trades and a little luck in some talented prospects.
By 1980, the Royals were viewed as a very up and coming team, ready to make a big splash. Advancing to the ALCS, the Royals swept the New York Yankees. They would fall, however, to the Phillies in six games in the World Series. Kansas City would reach the ALCS again in 1984, but would not break through to the next level until 1985 when they advanced past the Toronto Blue Jays. In a dramatic series with the St. Louis Cardinals, the Royals came out on top in game seven for their first World Series victory.
While remaining a top team throughout the rest of the 80s, they were never able to replicate the magic of 1985. Coming into 1990, the team saw a drop off in performance and would enter a period of change following the death of their founder and owner, Ewing Kauffman, and the strike-shortened season of 1994. Selling off talent and not re-signing standout players brought down the team payroll, but also resulted in a lesser product on the field. The Royals fell from a perennial contender to one of the worst teams in baseball. They wouldn’t post another winning record until the 2003 season. Following this, they would go on to accrue more losing records for another nine consecutive years.
Desperate to inspire a change for the better, the Royals began renovations on Kauffman Stadium. As the stadium changed, so too, did the clubhouse. Ned Yost became manager in 2010 and took over a losing team in need of some major changes. Choosing to call up young players brimming with talent, the Royals saw the emergence of such names as Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, and Salvador Perez. Kauffman Stadium hosted the MLB All Star Game in 2012, giving a boost to the ball club as well as the city. In 2013, the Royals broke the losing streak by posting a record of 86-76.
Manager Ned Yost pushed his team even further and in 2014, after posting a record of 89-73, the Royals made the postseason for the first time in 29 years. After a dramatic win in the 12th inning via a walk off hit by Salvador Perez against the Oakland Athletics in the Wild Card game, the Royals swept the Angels in the ALDS. Rolling right along, KC swept the Baltimore Orioles in the ALCS and punched their ticket to the big show, the 2014 World Series.
Kauffman Stadium was rocking for game one of the World Series. However, behind an amazing performance by San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, the Royals lost 7-1 and fell behind in the series. Games two and three put KC back in control of the series before a game four loss in San Fran evened the series at two games apiece. Following another loss in game five, the Royals had their backs against the wall, facing elimination in game six. The pressure brought out the best in this club, as they made a statement with a 10-0 victory, forcing a deciding game seven in Kansas City. Heartbreak swept the city as the Royals lost game seven 3-2, with fan favorite Alex Gordon stranded on third base.
Still young, but experienced and stinging from defeat, the Royals entered the 2015 campaign on a mission to accomplish the goal they had come so close to reaching just a season before. Posting an AL best 95-67 record, the Royals rallied past the Houston Astros in five games before defeating the Toronto Blue Jays in six games. The stage was set for an epic return to the World Series for KC. This time, their National League opponent was the New York Mets. Holding nothing back, the Royals unloaded on the Mets, winning in five games to become champions of baseball again, 30 years after their last title.
Entering the 2021 season, Kansas City’s championship window has closed. After the retirement of Ned Yost, Mike Matheny took over for a very different team than Kansas City had just a few seasons ago. Looking to crawl out from beneath a final record of 59-103 in 2019, the team improved their win percentage in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. Salvador Perez remains with the team and is surrounded by Nicky Lopez, Hunter Dozier, Whit Merrifield, and the newly signed Carlos Santana in the infield. The outfield, which features Andrew Benintendi, Michael Taylor, and Edward Olivares, look to keep things tight defensively. Ryan O’Hearn takes the DH spot and is a great hitter for this club.
Brady Singer, Brad Keller, Mike Minor, Carlos Hernandez, and Kris Bubic make for a solid rotation of pitchers while Josh Staumont, Scott Barlow, and Jakob Junis will do their best to close out each game with a Royals win.
Notable players for this ball club include George Brett, Kevin Appier, Amos Otis, Bret Saberhagen, Frank White, Bo Jackson, and Alex Gordon. Additional information pertaining to the Kansas City Royals can be found by clicking here.