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|Colors:||Royal blue, gold, powder blue & white|
|Hall of Famers:||Steve Busby, Amos Otis, Cookie Rojas, Paul Splittorff, Dennis Leonard, Hal McRae, Fred Patek, Larry Gura, George Brett, Frank White, John Mayberry, Dan Quisenberry, Willie Wilson, Jeff Montgomery, Bret Saberhagen, Mark Gubicza, Kevin Appier & Mike Sweeney|
|Hall of Fame General Managers:||Dick Howser & Whitey Herzog|
|Rivals:||St Louis Cardinals|
|Legends:||George Brett, Bo Jackson, Buck O’ Neill, Frank White, Kevin Appier, Amos Otis, Bret Saberhagen, Mark Gubicza, Carlos Beltran, Zach Greinke, Mike Sweeney & David DeJesus|
|Retired Numbers:||4: 5, 10, 20 & 42|
|World Series Championships:||2: 1985 & 2015|
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After a year without a Major League Baseball team following the Kansas City Athletics move to Oakland before the 1968 season, the city of Kansas was finally back in the majors when they were awarded an expansion franchise for the 1969 MLB season.
Enter the Kansas City Royals who began life in the majors and became the sole MLB team in the city. While their first season saw them finishing fourth in the American League, the Royals stepped up their organization the following year. With the help of owner Ewing Kauffman, the Royals set up a baseball academy the following year which opened in 1970.
After finishing fourth in the 1970 season, the Royals bounced back a year later and they ended the 1971 season in second place but dropped back down to fourth place in the 1972 season.
While the academy had been going for three years, the Royals promoted Frank White from the academy to hand him a debut in the majors along with the team also introducing Hal McRae and George Brett to give the duo major league debuts.
McRae, White, and Brett must have all been the missing links for the Royals as they improved on their fourth-place finish a year prior to finish second in the 1973 MLB season. The next two years, the Royals once again fluctuated from second spot and fifth spot, but that was all going to change when the team entered the 1976 MLB season.
While the team came so close to the first spot since 1971, 1973, and 1975 their patience finally prevailed as the Royals finished first in the 1976 season clinching their first-ever American League West Division title (which was the start of a three-peat), where they met the New York Yankees in their first ALCS, ultimately though they fell short (which would be the case for another two seasons).
The Royals did build on their three ALCS defeats to the New York Yankees, in 1980 when they clinched their fourth American League West Division title, while they were on a high as they won yet another American League they had another reason to celebrate as they finally defeated the New York Yankees in the ALCS to make it to their first-ever World Series.
They met the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1980 World Series and they started off strong as they claimed the first two games of the series to head into game 3 with a 2-0 advantage, but it isn’t all bad news as the Royals hit back by winning the next two games to level the series. The Phillies then won the next two, and the Royals were left heartbroken as they lost the series 4-2.
By 1984, the Royals were putting together a strong team and they bolstered their pitching stocks by signing Bret Saberhagen (who stayed with the Royals from 1984-1991) as they now had a quality team to compete with the best.
While the Royals lost the ALCS to the Detroit Tigers in 1984, they responded in an emphatic fashion in 1985. The Royals gathered seven more wins to their 1984 tally, as they claimed their seventh American League West Division pennant after finishing first with 91 wins, which handed them an ALCS appearance against the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Royals won the ALCS but did it the hard way as the Blue Jays won the opening two games of the series before the Royals cut the deficit and they won game 3. Things were looking bleak for the Royals when the Blue Jays took out game 4 and they had a 3-1 advantage.
The Royals responded by winning the next three games, winning the series 4-3 and they advanced to their second World Series where they would meet the St Louis Cardinals. In just their second World Series appearance, the Royals faced an uphill battle once again as the Cardinals took out the opening two games of the series, much like the Blue Jays did in the ALCS.
Royals fans might have been feeling a bit of deja vu when they took out game 3 to make the series 2-1, reminiscent of the ALCS, and it became more prominent when the Cardinals took out game 4 to hand them a 3-1 lead.
There was no need to worry for Royals fans, as the Royals responded by winning the next three games of the series to hand them their maiden World Series title, and they won the series 4-3.
Following their 1985 World Series triumph, the Royals entered a form slump that lasted 29 years. The Royals returned from the brink and they made a miraculous comeback to the postseason by appearing in the 2014 World Series, although they lost the series 4-3 to the San Francisco Giants, it set them up for next year.
The following year, the Royals clinched their second World Series title, when they finished first in the American League Central. The Royals did the hard work in their ALDS win over the Houston Astros as they took out the first game, then the Royals responded. The Astros then took out game 3 before the Royals won the next two to advance to the ALCS.
The Royals then met the Toronto Blue Jays in the ALCS and unlike in their previous encounter with the Blue Jays, it was the Royals who had a 2-0 advantage heading into game 3 of the series before the Blue Jays hit back with a win.
While the next two games saw the Royals and the Blue Jays each win one game, the Royals won game 6 as they advanced to their fourth World Series where they would face the New York Mets.
The Royals took out the opening two games of the World Series before the Mets hit back, but luckily for the Royals fans it was the only win they had as the Royals took out the next two games and they won their second World Series.
Since then the Royals have once again fallen in a hole and they have finished third in the 2016 and 2017 seasons while in the 2018 and 2019 seasons they finished even lower at fifth and fourth, respectively.
While the year 2020 has thrown many curveballs, the 2020 season was a short-lived one and the league only played 60 games instead of the 162 games which saw the Royals win only 26 games placing them fifth in the division.
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After not making the World Series or even making the playoffs since their 2015 triumph, it is no wonder that the Royals were valued at a massive +400000 at the start of the season on July 23rd.
The value was probably a true reflection of the Royals who had a horrible opening month in the shortened MLB season, as they only won three games between July 23- July 31 and lost 5 games, they had an opening record of 3-5.
By August 2, the Royals were valued at +466667 following two defeats to the Chicago White Sox on the first days of August. Despite losing their next two games against the Cubs on August 3, the Royals value went down to +400000 on August 4.
The Royals next six games saw the side win four games in a row before they met the Cincinnati Reds on August 12, but even their recent form wasn’t enough to swing in favor of them making the World Series or even the postseason as they were valued at +466667 on August 12 (a game which the Royals would win against the Reds).
After dropping down to +433333 two days later, the Royals were back to their lowest odds of the season on August 18 when they were back to +400000 after their game with the Minnesota Twins was postponed.
From there, the Royals fluctuated from +400000 to +435000 and back to +400000 between August 18 to August 28. While September was a fairly even month for them as they managed 12 wins and 13 losses, the Royals ended the season with +100000 on October 31 to make it to the World Series next season.
While it may have been a poor season for the Royals, in terms of their run line, they were a pretty decent team as they did not drop outside the MLB’s top 20. They were 10th in the overall standings (record of 31-29-0), 17th when they were the home team (14-16-0) and eighth when they were the away team (17-13-0).
While they had a good run line for the season, the same can not be said for their over / under record as in all three categories they were in the bottom three. They were 29th in the MLB for the overall record of 22-36-2, 28th when they were the home team with a record of 11-18-1 and were 29th when they were the away team with the same record.
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Where do the Kansas City Royals play?
The Kansas City Royals play their games at Kauffman Park.
Who owns the Kansas City Royals?
The Kansas City Royals is owned by John Sherman.
Have the Kansas City Royals won an MLB World Series?
The Kansas City Royals have won two World Series which occurred in 1985 and 2015.
Who is the Kansas City Royals general manager?
Dayton Moore is the general manager of the Kansas City Royals.
Do the Kansas City Royals play tonight?
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What is the Kansas City Royals record?
The Kansas City Royals had a 26-34 win-loss record for the 2020 MLB season.
Did the Kansas City Royals win last night?
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How much are the Kansas City Royals worth?
According to Forbes Magazine, the Kansas City Royals are worth $1.025 billion.
Who do the Kansas City Royals play tonight?
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How to watch the Kansas City Royals?
You can watch the Kansas City Royals games on Fox Sports Kansas City and on MLB.TV.
Will the Kansas City Royals make the playoffs this year?
The Kansas City Royals did not make the playoffs in the 2020 MLB season as they finished in fourth place in the American League Central Division with a 26-34 win-loss ratio.
Will the Kansas City Royals get the 1st pick in the MLB draft?
The Kansas City Royals have the seventh pick in the 2021 MLB draft.
When do the Kansas City Royals play?
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Where did the Kansas City Royals finish the season?
The Kansas City Royals finished the 2020 MLB season in fourth place in the American League Central.
How many games did the Kansas City Royals win?
The Kansas City Royals won 26 games during the 2020 MLB season.
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