This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: September 18

Showing no ill effects following their celebration for clinching the division title the previous night, the Royals rode a four-run second inning to a 5-2 win over California on a Thursday night at Royals Stadium. Trailing 1-0 as they came to bat in the second, Kansas City collected four hits and two walks to chase … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: September 18

This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: September 16

The Royals’ home game against California was rained out. It was rescheduled as part of a doubleheader for September 17. The cold front that brought the rain dropped low temperatures into the low 40s, a welcome feeling after a legendarily hot summer. Meanwhile, Oakland won in Texas, keeping the Royals from officially clinching the AL … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: September 16

This Date In Royals History-1980 Edition: September 15

The Royals had a day off as they returned home from their 10-game road trip to Cleveland and then the West Coast. Kansas City was preparing for a six-game homestand against division rivals California and Oakland. The Athletics lost in Texas, meaning the Royals needed just one win or one Oakland loss to clinch their … Continue reading This Date In Royals History-1980 Edition: September 15

This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: September 14

Seven strong innings from Paul Splittorff and an unlikely home run from Pete LaCock moved the Royals to the verge of a division title as they earned a 4-3 victory over Oakland on a Sunday afternoon at the Oakland Coliseum. Splittorff improved to 12-10 on the season as he held Oakland to seven hits. The … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: September 14

This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: September 13

The Royals continued to struggle through September with a lackluster 6-2 loss to the A’s on a Saturday afternoon at Oakland Coliseum. Oakland started the game with a pair of two-run innings against Royals starter Larry Gura. In the first inning, Rickey Henderson led off with a walk and Dwayne Murphy homered. Two batters in, … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: September 13

This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: September 11

Three unearned runs and an outstanding outing from Dennis Leonard led the Royals to a 7-2 win over the Angels on a Thursday night at Anaheim Stadium. Leonard improved to 18-9 on the season with his seventh complete game of the year. He struck out six, walked three, and held California to four hits. After … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: September 11

This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: September 10

The Royals’ September slump continued with an ugly 8-3 loss to California on a Wednesday night at Anaheim Stadium. Three errors on Kansas City accounted for five unearned runs, while Royals hitters left 14 men on base. The frustration began right away for KC, as Willie Wilson started the game with a single and stopped … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: September 10