Tag: Kansas City Royals

Major League Season Recap 1980

Major League Season Recap 1980 World Series – Philadelphia Phillies NL over Kansas City Royals AL 4 games to 2 World Series MVP – Mike Schmidt Babe Ruth Award – Tug McGraw ALCS Kansas City Royals over New York...

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Major League Season Recap 1985

Major League Season Recap 1985 World Series – Kansas City Royals AL over St. Louis Cardinals NL 4 games to 3 World Series MVP – Bret Saberhagen Babe Ruth Award – Bret Saberhagen ALCS Kansas City Royals over...

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The Royals win the 2015 World Series by defeating the Mets, 7 – 2, in Game 5

2015 – The Royals win the 2015 World Series by defeating the Mets, 7 – 2, in Game 5. Trailing 2 – 0 in the top of the 9th, the Royals score twice against Matt Harvey and Jeurys Familia, capped by a daring dash by Eric Hosmer to score the tying run on a ground out, and explode for 5 runs in the 12th. Salvador Perez is named the Series MVP.

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Paulo Orlando hits 5 Triples in First Seven Games

2015 – Rookie Paulo Orlando continues to be a triples-hitting machine, as he hits his fifth three-bagger in his first seven major league games in the Royals’ 7 – 1 win over Minnesota. No one has ever done this before, and neither had anyone before him ever have his first first three big league hits be triples either.

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Boston Red Sox play first game after Marathon Bombings

2013 – The Red Sox play their first home game since the tragic events at the Boston Marathon, defeating Kansas City, 4 – 3. David Ortiz, playing his first game of the year, gives a rousing speech thanking municipal authorities and police before the game. Ortiz sums up the mood of the city when he tells the capacity crowd, “This jersey that we wear today, it doesn’t say Red Sox. It says Boston. This is our f’***ng city, and nobody’s going to dictate our freedom. Stay Strong.” Neil Diamond comes in person to sing “Sweet Caroline” in the 8th inning. Daniel Nava has the key blow, a three-run homer in the bottom of the 8th. The Red Sox would hang a uniform in the club house for the remainder of the season “617” was the number and Boston Strong was the name. They used this energy and theme to propel them to the 2013 World title.

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Tigers clinch AL Central Title on Miguel Cabrera 44th HR

The champagne also flows in Kansas City, MO, where the Tigers defeat the Royals, 6 – 3, to clinch the AL Central title. Miguel Cabrera hits his 44th home run in the game. In deference to their star slugger, who is leading the AL in all three triple crown categories but who has had trouble with alcohol abuse in the past, the Tigers choose to celebrate with an alcohol-free bubbly.

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A Kansas man files a lawsuit against the Royals as a result of being hit in the eye by a hot dog thrown by Sluggerrr, the team’s mascot

A Kansas man, who sat six rows behind the third-base dugout, files a lawsuit against the Royals as a result of being hit in the eye by a hot dog thrown by Sluggerrr, the team’s mascot. The suit is seeking $25,000 in damages for injuries caused by the flying frank, which includes a detached retina and the development of cataracts in the left eye.

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Emil Brown defeats the Kansas City Royals in salary arbitration and will get his request for $1,775,000

2006 – Emil Brown defeats the Kansas City Royals in salary arbitration and will get his request for $1,775,000 rather than the team’s offer of $1.4 million. Brown set career highs last season in batting average (.286), doubles (31), home runs (17) and RBI (86) for the Royals, who had the worst record in the major leagues at 56-106.

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Carlos Delgado of the Toronto Blue Jays hits three home runs for the second time this season

Carlos Delgado of the Toronto Blue Jays hits three home runs for the second time this season, as Toronto beats the Kansas City Royals, 12 – 4. On two of the homers, Delgado combines with Raúl Mondesi to go back-to-back, the first time that teammates have twice gone back-to-back in the same game. Delgado hit 3 homeruns vs Tampa Bay during the 3rd game of this young season.

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Manny Ramirez hits a 1st-inning grand slam and adds a two-run home run to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 16 – 0 rout of the Kansas City Royals

Manny Ramirez hits a 1st-inning grand slam and adds a two-run home run in the 6th to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 16 – 0 rout of the Kansas City Royals. The victory, which stops Kansas City’s winning streak at five games, is Cleveland’s most lopsided shutout in 45 years, since the Indians crushed the Boston Red Sox, 19 – 0.

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Joining Hall of Famers Willie Mays and Hank Aaron, George Brett becomes only the third player in baseball history to swipe his 200th stolen base as well as collecting 3,000 hits and 300 home runs. The Royals’ third baseman’s historic heist takes place during a 5-4, 12-inning victory over the Red Sox at Kauffman Stadium.

Joining Hall of Famers Willie Mays and Hank Aaron, George Brett becomes only the third player in baseball history to swipe his 200th stolen base as well as collecting 3,000 hits and 300 home runs. The Royals’ third baseman’s historic heist takes place during a 5-4, 12-inning victory over the Red Sox at Kauffman Stadium.

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The Toronto Blue Jays acquire minor league first baseman Cecil Fielder from the Kansas City Royals 

1983 – The Toronto Blue Jays acquire minor league first baseman Cecil Fielder from the Kansas City Royals for journeyman outfielder Leon Roberts. Although the Blue Jays won’t see the benefits, Fielder will become one of the American League’s top power hitters after a stint in the Japanese Central League, leading the AL in home runs in 1990 and 1991 with the Detroit Tigers.

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Blue Jay third baseman Kelly Gruber becomes the first player to hit for the cycle in franchise history when he singles in the eighth inning of the team’s 15-8 win against Kansas City. The 27 year-old All-Star infielder’s Toronto teammates buy him a tricycle in recognition of the Exhibition Stadium accomplishment.

Blue Jay third baseman Kelly Gruber becomes the first player to hit for the cycle in franchise history when he singles in the eighth inning of the team’s 15-8 win against Kansas City. The 27 year-old All-Star infielder’s Toronto teammates buy him a tricycle in recognition of the Exhibition Stadium accomplishment.

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In the Royals’ 3 – 2 win over the Blue Jays as Kansas City batters combine for just 20 at bats. This is one shy of the major league record.

In the Royals’ 3 – 2 win over the Blue Jays‚ Kansas City batters combine for just 20 at bats. This is one shy of the major league record for fewest at bats‚ which Baltimore set on September 12‚ 1964‚ versus Kansas City. Toronto allows 8 walks‚ makes 3 double plays‚ and KC has a sacrifice and 2 sacrifice flies.

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Bo Jackson Homers after Ump fails to grant timeout

After his request for time-out isn’t granted by the home plate umpire Mike Reilly, Bo Jackson recovers in time to hit a home run despite not being set in the batter box when the pitch is delivered. The Royals left fielder’s fourth-inning three-run poke off Jeff Ballard contributes to Kansas City’s 6-3 victory over Baltimore at Memorial Stadium.

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In Game 3 of the ALCS, the Royals beat the Blue Jays, 6-5, with George Brett contributing to the victory by going 4-for-4, driving in three runs, and scoring four times. The Kansas City third baseman, who will hit .348 with a .500 on-base percentage during the seven-game set with Toronto, will be selected as the series Most Valuable Player.

In Game 3 of the ALCS, the Royals beat the Blue Jays, 6-5, with George Brett contributing to the victory by going 4-for-4, driving in three runs, and scoring four times. The Kansas City third baseman, who will hit .348 with a .500 on-base percentage during the seven-game set with Toronto, will be selected as the series Most Valuable Player.

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