This Date In Royals History–1969 Edition: September 24

Three singles in the 10th inning gave Minnesota a 2-1 victory over the Royals at Municipal Stadium. Kansas City starter Dick Drago was still on the mound when the 10th inning started, after holding the Twins to five hits through regulation. But with one out, base hits by Rick Renick, George Mitterwald, and Graig Nettles … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1969 Edition: September 24

This Date In Royals History–1969 Edition: September 23

Three Twins pitchers held the Royals to five hits as Minnesota picked up a 6-2 win at Municipal Stadium. Minnesota starter Dave Boswell pitched a mostly effective seven innings, allowing four hits and four walks while striking out six. Three of the walks came in the first two innings, although Kansas City could not take … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1969 Edition: September 23

This Date In Royals History–1969 Edition: September 22

Minnesota won more than a ballgame. By defeating the Royals 4-3 at Municipal Stadium, the Twins clinched the first-ever AL West division title. Kansas City didn’t make it easy for the Twins, scoring two runs in the bottom of the ninth before Al Worthington got the final out. Minnesota starter Bob Miller was on the … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1969 Edition: September 22

This Date In Royals History–1969 Edition: September 21

Chicago’s eight-run third inning led the White Sox to a 10-2 blowout win over the Royals at Municipal Stadium. Royals starter Wally Bunker allowed a run in the first inning, as Luis Aparicio walked and Tommy McCraw doubled. Kansas City answered with a Joe Foy solo home run in the second, but Foy’s error on … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1969 Edition: September 21

This Date In Royals History–1969 Edition: September 19

The White Sox pounded out 13 hits, while Tommy John scattered eight hits over nine innings as Chicago cruised to a 7-0 win over the Royals at Municipal Stadium. Royals starter Dick Drago worked around baserunners in each of the first three innings, but wasn’t as fortunate in the fourth. Bill Melton started the inning … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1969 Edition: September 19

This Date In Royals History–1969 Edition: September 18

After five straight one-run games, the Royals enjoyed a relatively stress-free 6-1 win over Oakland at Municipal Stadium. Kansas City went 3-2 in that five-game stretch, and early on it looked like this game might continue the trend of close ones, as Royals starter Mike Hedlund and Athletics starter Blue Moon Odom went head-to-head for … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1969 Edition: September 18

This Date In Royals History–1969 Edition: September 16

Seattle native Wally Bunker continued his dominance over his hometown team, holding the Pilots to four hits and one walk in the Royals’ 2-1 win at Municipal Stadium. Bunker finished the season with a 3-0 mark against the Pilots, in addition to a 1.67 ERA and .163/.243/.228 line for Seattle hitters. Bunker pitched a complete … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1969 Edition: September 16