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Kansas City Royals Tickets: A History of Baseball in the Heartland
The Royals came into Major League Baseball in 1969 as part of its continuing expansion, as well as to replace the As, who had moved from Kansas City to Oakland at the end of the 1967 season.
The team's nickname is a tribute to The American Royal, a livestock show, horse show, and rodeo held annually in Kansas City since 1899. The name also holds reference to the Monarchs of the great Negro League and the Blues of the area's minor league franchise.
In just their third year, the Royals would put together a winning season with 85 victories, and they would begin to build the team with great young players. By 1976, they would make the playoffs for the first time!
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A Winning Tradition
Starting in 1976, the Royals would win three consecutive division titles, only to be knocked out of the playoffs each year by the Yankees. In 1980, after missing the playoffs the previous year, the Royals would exact their revenge with another division title, and this time, they would sweep the Yankees in three games to win the American League Pennant.
Led by the great pitching of Bret Saberhagan and the offensive power of George Brett, Hal McRae, Willie Wilson, and Frank White, the Royals would win the Pennant again in 1985 and go on to face the Cardinals in the World Series. After dropping the first two games at home and being down in the series 3 games to one, the Royals would mount a comeback.
In game six, facing elimination, they would enter the bottom of the ninth down by a run. A miraculous rally helped by "The Call" would give them a bottom of the ninth victory and force a game seven. In the final game, the Royals' offense would explode for 11 runs, and they would capture their first ever World Series Title!
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Calling on the Butler This Season
This season, the Royals have moved Billy Butler from first to the DH spot, as he looks to build on his solid numbers from last year. Also providing steady veteran leadership will be catcher Jason Kendall, and center fielder Melky Cabrera looks to regain his form from his Yankee years. Catch this great talent with your Kansas City Royals tickets today!
Kansas City Royals Tickets at Kaufman Stadium
The Royals play at the prestigious Kaufman Stadium, which holds nearly 40,000 fans.