This Date In Royals History–1969 Edition: August 15

The Royals’ scheduled home game against Boston was rained out. Hardly surprising, as Municipal Airport in downtown Kansas City received an official total of 7.44 inches of rain. At the time, it was the largest 24-hour rainfall total ever recorded in Kansas City, and the previous record was set in September 1914. The game was … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1969 Edition: August 15

This Date In Royals History–1969 Edition: August 12

The Royals pulled off two successful squeeze bunts—in the same inning! They keyed a three-run rally which helped Kansas City defeat the Senators 6-3 at RFK Stadium in Washington. Although the Senators scored two runs in the first off Royals starter Wally Bunker, the Royals came back right away with those three runs in the … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1969 Edition: August 12

This Date In Royals History–1969 Edition: August 11

A late defensive miscue cost the Royals and Jim Rooker another hard-luck loss as the Senators defeated the Royals 2-1 at RFK Stadium in Washington. With the score tied at 1-1 in the bottom of the eighth and one out, Rooker walked his counterpart, Washington starter Dick Bosman. With two outs, Hank Allen singled. Frank … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1969 Edition: August 11

This Date In Royals History–1969 Edition: August 10

This one got out of hand quickly. Cleveland scored seven runs in the first three innings and cruised to an 8-1 victory over the Royals at Cleveland Stadium. Royals starter Chris Zachary retired the first two men he faced in the first inning, but then the roof caved in. Frank Baker hit a ground-rule double, … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1969 Edition: August 10