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FeinsteinOnTheBrink: The World Series – Stories of Covering the Royals ’85 Championship

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Jackie Robinson debuts with Montreal Royals (1987)

In 1946 a rookie second baseman for the Montreal Royals changes the face of baseball forever.
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2013 Baseball Hall of Fame induction will honor past in lieu of present

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A collision of the Hall’s two-tiered voting process and the first real referendum on baseball’s Steroid Era has produced an induction weekend unlike any in recent memory.
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Kauffman Stadium Renovations Video

An informative video given to Royals season ticket holders about the ongoing renovations.
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A fan went throught the Royals Hall of Fame and filmed the video about early days of "The K" to the current renovations we enjoy today.

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1985 World Series, Game 7: Cardinals @ Royals

St. Louis Cardinals 0 at Kansas City Royals 11, F -- The "Show-Me Series" came to an end on October 27, 1985 at Royals Stadium when the night after becoming ...
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The game IN ITS ENTIRETY thanks to MLBClassics!!

 

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Baseball Records and Baseball Record Books by Baseball Almanac

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Baseball Almanac examines baseball records and baseball record books.
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Bret Saberhagen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bret William Saberhagen (/ˈsbərhɡɨn/; born April 11, 1964) is an American former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher.

Saberhagen was born in Chicago Heights, Illinois. He attended Grover Cleveland High School, located in Reseda, California. Saberhagen starred in both basketball and baseball. In 1982, during Bret's senior year, he pitched a no-hitter and was the winning pitcher in the Los Angeles City Championship game, played at Dodger Stadium.[1]

Saberhagen was drafted out of high school by the Kansas City Royals in the 19th round of the 1982 Major League Baseball Draft and made his major league debut on April 4, 1984. He made an immediate impact with the team, compiling a 10–11 record and a 3.48 ERA. The Royals made the postseason but lost to the Detroit Tigers. Saberhagen pitched well in his first postseason start, giving up two runs in 8 innings.

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Dan Quisenberry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dan Raymond "Quiz" Quisenberry[1] (/ˈkwɪzənbɛri/; February 7, 1953 – September 30, 1998) was an American right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played primarily for the Kansas City Royals. Notable for his submarine-style pitching delivery and his humorous quotes, he led the American League in saves a record five times (1980, 1982–85), and retired in 1990 with 244 saves, then the 6th-highest total in major league history.

Born in Santa Monica, California, Quisenberry played at Costa Mesa High, graduating in 1971. He then went to Orange Coast College and then onto Division III University of La Verne in La Verne, California. He went on to sign with the Royals as an amateur free agent in 1975, and was considered a marginal prospect. At the age of 26, he made his major league debut with the Kansas City Royals on July 8, 1979 against the Chicago White Sox, pitching 2⅔ scoreless innings, and surrendering just two hits and no walks. Quisenberry finished the season having appeared in 32 games and posting a 3-2 record with a 3.15 earned run average and 5 saves.

During spring training the following year, manager Jim Frey suggested that Quisenberry learn the submarine style delivery from Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Kent Tekulve to confuse hitters, because he could not overpower them with a fastball. From 1980 to 1985, Quisenberry was the American League's dominant closer leading the American League in saves all six season (with the exception of the strike-shortened 1981 season). During that same span, he posted an ERA of 2.45 and won the Rolaids Relief Man Award each season. He also finished in the top five in voting for the Cy Young Award during this span.

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Dick Howser - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Richard Dalton Howser (May 14, 1936 – June 17, 1987) was an American Major League Baseball shortstop, coach and manager. He is best known as the manager of the Kansas City Royals during the 1980s, and for guiding them to the franchise's only World Series title in 1985.

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1985 Kansas City Royals Roster by Baseball Almanac

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A 1985 Kansas City Royals roster with uniform numbers, player stats and Opening Day data.
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Royals' all-time Top 5 in-season trades - Kansas City Royals

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Royals' all-time Top 5 in-season trades
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Twice, he won 18 games in a season. Gura helped Kansas City get into five postseasons and was a two-time All-Star, entering the Royals Hall of Fame in 1992.
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With the Royals, George Brett is a Hall of Fame difference-maker - CBSSports.com (blog)

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With the Royals, George Brett is a Hall of Fame difference-maker
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It's the Hall of Fame hitting coach.
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An oral history of the Pine Tar Game - SI.com

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An oral history of the Pine Tar Game SI.com On July 24, 1983, an otherwise forgettable game between the Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium earned a permanent place in baseball lore because of what transpired in the top of the...
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KC Royals fans are 'tired of waiting'

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The Kansas City Royals have not been back to the postseason since the 1985 World Series. It's the longest drought in baseball. Yet here they are, their city hosting the MLB All-Star Game. Fair, or foul?
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Crowning the Kansas City Royals: Remembering the 1985 World Series Champs: Jeff Spivak, Jeffrey Spivak: 9781582618265: Amazon.com: Books

Crowning the Kansas City Royals: Remembering the 1985 World Series Champs [Jeff Spivak, Jeffrey Spivak] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Dane Iorg stepped back into the batter’s box.
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A lot of great information in this book!! It explains why we hate the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals as our rivals.

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KC@NYY: George Brett and the pine tar incident

7/24/1983: George Brett's potentially game-winning home run is ruled an out due to an illegal bat, causing a scene Check out http://MLB.com/video for more! A...
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1985 Royals Victory Parade

This is KMBC archive video of the 1985 Royals Victory Parade. Kansas City won the 1985 World Series by beating the St. Louis Cardinals.
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The audio of the helicopter is much to be desired, but a must watch!!  Bring this atmosphere back to KC, Royals!!

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World Series History

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The 1985 World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the St. Louis Cardinals was the first time in MLB history a team lost the first two games and came back to win!

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Mark Gubicza - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mark Steven Gubicza /ˈɡʊbɨzɑː/ born August 14, 1962 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher who played for 14 major league seasons with the Kansas City Royals (1984–96) and California Angels (1997). He currently does color commentary for Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim games on Fox Sports.[1]

Gubicza was a member of Kansas City's 1984 American League Western Division winning team and as well as their 1985 World Series winning team. However, he didn't get a chance to pitch in the 1985 World Series as the Royals decided to go with a four-man starting rotation.[2] He was elected to American League All-Star Teams in 1988 and 1989.

Gubicza finished 3rd in voting for the 1988 American League Cy Young Award after posting a 20–8 win–loss record in 35 games (all as a starter), 8 complete games, 4 shutouts, 269 23 innings pitched, 237 hits allowed, 94 runs allowed (81 earned), 11 home runs allowed, 83 walks, 183 strikeouts, and a 2.70 ERA.

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Willie Wilson (baseball) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Willie James Wilson (born July 9, 1955) is a former professional baseball player. He played nineteen seasons in Major League Baseball for the Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, and Chicago Cubs. He was an outfielder known for his speed and ability as an effective leadoff hitter. His nickname was "Willie the Bill."

Wilson was a highly regarded high school baseball, football, and basketball player while growing up in Summit, New Jersey.[1]

Wilson was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the first round of the 1974 draft, and started his professional career with the Gulf Coast Royals. He moved up to class-A in 1975, and in 1976 played for the Double-A Jacksonville Suns. He earned a September call-up in 1976, playing in 12 games. He was mostly used as a pinch runner or defensive replacement, but did start one game on the penultimate day of the season. He had just six at bats, getting one hit and stealing two bases.

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George Brett - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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George Howard Brett (born May 15, 1953), is a retired Major League Baseball third baseman who spent his entire 21-year baseball career playing for the Kansas City Royals. Brett's 3,154 career hits are the most by any third baseman in major league history and 16th all-time. Brett is one of four players in MLB history to accumulate 3,000 hits, 300 home runs, and a career .300 batting average (the others being Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, and Stan Musial). He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999 on the first ballot. To date, Brett is the only player in MLB history to win a batting title in three different decades. He is currently the Royals' hitting coach, having been named to the position on May 30, 2013.

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Steve Busby - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Steven Lee Busby (born September 29, 1949) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Kansas City Royals. He batted and threw right-handed.

A bright prospect, Busby won 56 games in his first three full seasons, only to have his career derailed by a rotator cuff tear. Drafted by the Royals in 1971 in the second round, the University of Southern California graduate made his debut the following season and stuck in the major leagues for good in 1973, when he won 16 games and on April 27 pitched the first no-hitter in Kansas City Royals history.

In a game against the California Angels on September 20, 1972, Busby hit a grand slam only to have it taken back by the home plate umpire who said time out had been called. Nonetheless, Busby went on to hit a double and two singles in the game, while also earning the victory on the mound.[1]

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Bill Althaus: Join the ranks to put 'Smooth' in Hall of Fame - Blue Springs Examiner

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Bill Althaus: Join the ranks to put 'Smooth' in Hall of Fame Blue Springs Examiner Legendary slugger Reggie Jackson, whose New York Yankees were the Kansas City Royals' most heated rivals during the late 1970s and early 1980s, once said, “Frank has...
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Maybe Cooperstown should rethink its inductions of people from eras long past - ESPN

Maybe Cooperstown should rethink its inductions of people from eras long past - ESPN | Curation Project JOUR302 | Scoop.it
ESPN Maybe Cooperstown should rethink its inductions of people from eras long past ESPN This is the first year since 1965 that the Hall of Fame won't induct a living person, which is a result of my BBWAA brethren declining to vote for Barry Bonds,...
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Pine Tar Game sticks as a highlight for Brett - MLB.com

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Pine Tar Game sticks as a highlight for Brett
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Brett remembers every moment as he circled the bases on what appeared to be a go-ahead two-run home run off future Hall of Fame closer Goose Gossage in that July 24, 1983, game at Yankee Stadium.
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