This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: June 12

The Royals had a day off as they traveled from Cleveland to Milwaukee for three games against the Brewers. Milwaukee was chasing New York in the AL East, with a 30-23 record placing them 3.5 games behind the Yankees.

Kansas City announced third baseman George Brett would miss at least two weeks after he tore ligaments in his right ankle on a late slide into second on June 10. They also recalled relief pitcher Rawly Eastwick from Class AAA Omaha and demoted relief pitcher Jeff Twitty to Omaha.

1980 sports news: The U.S. Open begins at Baltrusol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J. Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf get off to a scorching start with record-tying rounds of 63 each. Kansas City’s Tom Watson hits a hole-in-one on the fourth hole but finishes the first round with a 71, tied for 24th.

Today’s birthday: Keith Miller (1963)

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