This Date In Royals History–1977 Edition: October 1

The Royals were held to three hits in a nondescript 4-1 loss to California on Saturday night at Royals Stadium. Angels starter Mike Barlow, typically a reliever (in fact, this was his first start of the season), allowed two singles in seven innings. He did walk two batters but also struck out five. The Royals … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1977 Edition: October 1

This Date In Royals History–1977 Edition: September 30

The Royals celebrated Cookie Rojas Night with an 8-5 triumph over the California Angels on Friday night at Royals Stadium. A crowd of 33,289 showed up to help honor the veteran infielder, who had announced his retirement as a player just a couple of weeks prior. Rojas was ending a 16-year career in the majors, … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1977 Edition: September 30

This Date In Royals History–1977 Edition: September 29

For the first (and still only) time in franchise history, the Royals reached the 100-win mark, coasting to a 6-3 win over California on Thursday night at Royals Stadium. Despite running out a lineup of reserves, Kansas City scored three runs in the first and salted the game away with three more runs in the … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1977 Edition: September 29

This Date In Royals History–1977 Edition: September 28

For the fourth straight time, the Royals couldn’t capture their 100th win, as the Athletics won in 10 innings, 6-5, on Wednesday night at Oakland Coliseum. The win gave the A’s, fighting to stay out of the AL West cellar, a sweep of the four-game series. It also kept Oakland starter Vida Blue from losing … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1977 Edition: September 28

50 Greatest Kauffman Stadium Moments, #29: Mayberry’s Cycle Sparks Royals In Showdown (August 5, 1977)

Note: April 10, 2023 will mark the 50th anniversary of the first game at Royals/Kauffman Stadium. Each week, I will look at one memorable moment in stadium history, with the top moment revealed on April 10, 2023. Missed an entry? You can find past ones here. The first cycle in the history of Kauffman Stadium … Continue reading 50 Greatest Kauffman Stadium Moments, #29: Mayberry’s Cycle Sparks Royals In Showdown (August 5, 1977)

This Date In Royals History–1977 Edition: September 26

The Royals had their eight-game winning streak snapped, as Joe Coleman held them to five hits in the Athletics’ 7-1 win on Monday night at the Oakland Coliseum. Coleman only struck out one and walked two, but the Royals couldn’t get anything going. Double plays in the first and second turned those innings around. Freddie … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1977 Edition: September 26

This Date In Royals History–1977 Edition: September 24

With the AL West title clinched, the Royals rested the regular starting lineup. But, with the help of five errors by the California Angels, Kansas City still took a 4-3 win on Saturday afternoon at Anaheim Stadium. Royals starter Mark Littell struggled through the first inning, walking Jerry Remy and then committing a balk to … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1977 Edition: September 24

Dayton Moore’s Complicated Legacy

What happened Wednesday afternoon absolutely needed to happen. Make no mistake. The Royals’ organization needed a fresh start, and you can’t keep losing games forever just because you built a World Series winner once. And there will almost certainly be more moves to shake up the franchise. Having said that, let’s examine the Royals legacy … Continue reading Dayton Moore’s Complicated Legacy