This Date In Royals History–1969 Edition: October 2

The Royals ended their inaugural season with a four-game winning streak, thanks to a 6-2 win over California at Municipal Stadium. Both starting pitchers were effective, and the game entered the seventh as a scoreless tie. In fact, California’s Vern Geishert was working on a no-hitter through six innings, with Kansas City’s only baserunner in … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1969 Edition: October 2

This Date In Royals History–1969 Edition: October 1

Ed Kirkpatrick continued his hot hitting with a two-run single, and Jerry Adair contributed a bases-clearing double, as the Royals defeated California 6-0 in a game stopped after five innings by rain at Municipal Stadium. Kirkpatrick, who had compiled 23 total bases in the previous two games (falling one short of tying a major-league record) … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1969 Edition: October 1

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