This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: October 16

The World Series paused as the two teams traveled to Kansas City, with Philadelphia holding a 2-0 edge over the Royals. Both teams welcomed the day off as they faced injury concerns. The biggest one, and the most famous, was Royals third baseman George Brett’s hemorrhoid, which had become so painful that he left Game … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: October 16

This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: October 13

The Royals and Phillies held workouts at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia the day before World Series Game One. As Philadelphia manager Dallas Green and Kansas City manager Jim Frey announced their starting pitching plans for the Series, the Royals appeared to be in better shape. Frey planned to send 20-game winner Dennis Leonard to the … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: October 13

This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: October 7

The Royals continued to prepare for their fourth playoff showdown in five seasons against the New York Yankees, with Game One set for Wednesday afternoon at Royals Stadium. Kansas City manager Jim Frey selected lefthander Larry Gura to start the first game, while New York skipper Dick Howser tabbed his lefthanded ace, Ron Guidry. Gura … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: October 7