This Date In Royals History–1977 Edition: September 20

The Royals scored all their runs on three home runs, moving closer to an AL West title with a 4-2 win over Minnesota on Tuesday night at Royals Stadium. However, it was a Twins home run that started the scoring. Butch Wynegar led off the third with a roundtripper off Royals starter Paul Splittorff. The … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1977 Edition: September 20

This Date In Royals History–1977 Edition: September 19

The Royals enjoyed a day off at home before a two-game series with Minnesota that would finish the homestand. The series against the Twins would be bracketed with off-days, so this was a nice break for the team. Texas won their game, so the Royals’ magic number to clinch the division stayed at four. The … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1977 Edition: September 19

This Date In Royals History–1977 Edition: September 18

The Royals rode a pair of four-run innings to an 8-3 win over Seattle on Sunday afternoon at Royals Stadium. Mariners starter Glenn Abbott was perfect through the first four innings. John Mayberry broke that up with a double to start the fifth. Clint Hurdle, making his major-league debut after an exceptional season at Class … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1977 Edition: September 18

This Date In Royals History–1977 Edition: September 17

The day after their 16-game winning streak was snapped, the Royals began working on another one with a 7-5 win over Seattle on Saturday night at Royals Stadium. Kansas City showed no hangover after the end of the franchise-record streak, putting up two runs in the first against Seattle starter Paul Mitchell. Tom Poquette led … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1977 Edition: September 17

This Date In Royals History–1977 Edition: September 13

The Royals were rained out for the second straight night, as even more precipitation hit Kansas City. Thankfully, there was no widespread flooding like there had been the previous night. But the rain and a subsequent power outage at Royals Stadium meant no baseball. As a result, the Royals’ four-game series against Oakland was now … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1977 Edition: September 13

This Date In Royals History–1977 Edition: September 12

The Royals’ first game of a four-game series at home against Oakland was rained out, as heavy rains battered Kansas City. Shortly after midnight, a heavy rainfall dumped about six inches of rain on the area. That storm ended before sunrise, but had thoroughly saturated the ground. When the second round of heavy rain moved … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1977 Edition: September 12