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In 1968, the Major League Baseball gave a franchise to Kansas City. This new franchise leads to the foundation of the brand-new club, Kansas City Royals. The team got its name from the American Royal Livestock Show, a program that takes place every October in November. The animals show displays animals. After that, judging occurs.
They first played in 1969 where they won their very first game against the Minnesota Twins. Although they did not have the very best team records, they topped the four teams who debuted that year. Their young blood, Lou Piniella won the Rookie of the year award.
Through 1971 and 1975, the team had different managers. They had a credible play during those seasons, but it was in 1975 under the leadership of Whitey Herzog when they established themselves as a strong team. They won three consecutive department titles. However, during those three years, they never won the American League Championship versus the Yankees.
In 1980, they lastly managed to nab the AL series from the New York Yankees. Nevertheless, they were not able to remain to get hold of a World Series after dealing with the Phillies.
The Pine Incident
Another memorable moment between the team and the Yankees took place in 1983, the Pine Tar event. This occurrence happened when the Yankees manager, Billy Martin requested the umpire, Tim McClelland to check the bat of George Brett, who just made a two-run home run. Findings exposed that there was more quantity of pine tar on the bat than the league permits. The umpire chose to evict Brett and declared that the home run not counted.
Brett was very dissatisfied and argued with the umpire. Brett and the Royals supervisor submitted a protest. The call was reversed by the league and the game resumed after three weeks.
After the incident.
The Royals won a division title in 1984. They faced the Detroit Tigers and lost the World Series Title to them.
In 1985, Bret Saberhagen won the Cy Young Award. They also made their sixth divisional title. The best benefit of all was winning the World Series, a very first for the franchise. A series dubbed as the I-70. They dealt with fellow Missouri team St. Louis Cardinals where the Kansas City Royals bagged the title in game 7.
The next couple of years were hard. Although they did not make the playoffs, they were still thought about a strong team. However, that did not last long. In 1990, their General Manger left, after three years, their team manager passed away. Modifications took place, and the greatest change affected their payrolls. The team could no more afford to pay its star players. The trading of the star players happened, and their losing streak began.
They employed Tony Pena in 2003. He strove to turn the losing streak around and achieved success at it. He received the Manager of the Year award for his efforts. Likewise, the American League named Angel Berroa, Rookie of the Year.
Fans also see brighter seasons ahead. With Ned Yost at the helm, the Royals have gone to the World Series two years in a row and winning in 2015. This excitement has made Kansas City Royals tickets a hot commodity these days.
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