This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: June 30

The Royals seemed unprepared for the conditions, committing two first-inning errors and generally struggling as they were pummeled 12-3 by the Minnesota Twins on a sweltering Monday evening at Royals Stadium. Minnesota scored four runs in the first, thanks in large part to three Kansas City errors. The game started with 95° degree temperatures and … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: June 30

This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: June 27

The Royals could have--probably should have--scored more runs. But Rich Gale, with some help from Dan Quisenberry, made sure the two they did get stood up in Kansas City’s 2-1 win over the Mariners at the Kingdome in Seattle. Royals hitters collected 11 hits and two walks, all against Seattle starter Rick Honeycutt. But double … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: June 27

This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: June 26

The Royals had a day off as they traveled from Minnesota to Seattle for a three-game series with the Mariners.  Another round of All-Star vote totals was announced by the American League office. George Brett was the only Royal to lead his position, with a healthy 500,000-vote lead on New York’s Graig Nettles. Catcher Darrell … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: June 26

This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: June 25

Paul Splittorff came within inches of a complete-game shutout, but had to settle for a 4-1 win over the Twins at Metropolitan Stadium in Minneapolis. Splittorff held Minnesota to four hits through eight innings. He was content to let his infielders do the work, getting 20 outs via ground ball. Splittorff walked two and did … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: June 25