Season In Review: The 1969 Royals Start Franchise History With Solid Season

As you (hopefully) know, this site has chronicled the Royals’ daily march through the 1969 season all year long, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the team’s first season. You can find all of those posts here. As a capper, let’s review the whole season on a more macro level. Setting The Stage Of course, … Continue reading Season In Review: The 1969 Royals Start Franchise History With Solid Season

This Date In Royals History–1969 Edition: October 2

The Royals ended their inaugural season with a four-game winning streak, thanks to a 6-2 win over California at Municipal Stadium. Both starting pitchers were effective, and the game entered the seventh as a scoreless tie. In fact, California’s Vern Geishert was working on a no-hitter through six innings, with Kansas City’s only baserunner in … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1969 Edition: October 2

This Date In Royals History–1969 Edition: October 1

Ed Kirkpatrick continued his hot hitting with a two-run single, and Jerry Adair contributed a bases-clearing double, as the Royals defeated California 6-0 in a game stopped after five innings by rain at Municipal Stadium. Kirkpatrick, who had compiled 23 total bases in the previous two games (falling one short of tying a major-league record) … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1969 Edition: October 1