With the threat of a players’ strike looming, the Royals thrashed the Oakland A’s, 16-3, in a Thursday night game at Royals Stadium, a game many of the players expected to be their last for a while. The strike deadline was set for 12:01 AM as negotiators continued to strive for a settlement on a … Continue reading

This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: May 17

After giving up 27 runs in two games, the Royals needed exactly what Larry Gura provided: 10 (yes, 10) innings of well-pitched baseball. Gura’s complete-game effort and just enough offense gave Kansas City a 2-1 win over California in 10 innings on a Saturday night at Royals Stadium. However, things looked bad at the start … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: May 17

This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: May 15

The Royals had a day off, traveling home from a nine-game road trip. Although the last game was a lopsided loss, a 5-4 trip overall was an acceptable result. Kansas City had a seven-game homestand against division rivals coming up, with three games against sixth-place California and four against first-place Oakland. In baseball news, the … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: May 15

This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: May 13

Emergency starter Renie Martin, making only his second major-league start and on only two days’ rest, took a no-hitter into the sixth inning as he led the Royals to a 4-1 win over the Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York. Scheduled starter Paul Splittorff developed back spasms during pregame warmups. Manager Jim Frey was … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: May 13