This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: September 28

The losing streak continued for the Royals, reaching eight games, but there were some positive signs that they might be snapping out of their recent slump in an 8-7 loss to Minnesota on a Sunday afternoon at Metropolitan Stadium. Kansas City had not managed seven runs in a game since September 19; in fact, they … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: September 28

This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: September 27

During their September slump, the Royals had played some lackluster games. But this might have been the worst. Three errors in one inning gave Minnesota six runs, while Twins starter Jerry Koosman held Kansas City batters to three hits as the Twins picked up an 8-3 win on a Saturday afternoon at Metropolitan Stadium. Royals … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: September 27

This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: September 26

The Royals continued to struggle, dropping their sixth straight game, this one a 3-0 loss to the Twins on a Friday night at Metropolitan Stadium in Minneapolis. Kansas City managed just six hits off Twins starter Geoff Zahn, who improved to 13-18 with the complete-game win. Zahn struck out eight and walked only one, and … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: September 26

This Date in Royals History–1980 Edition: September 23

The Royals continued to struggle through a relatively meaningless stretch of baseball, dropping their fourth straight game as they lost to Seattle, 7-3, on a Tuesday night at the Kingdome. With the AL West title in hand and, under the rules at the time, the playoff schedule set to give Kansas City two home games … Continue reading This Date in Royals History–1980 Edition: September 23

This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: September 20

The Royals had no answer for Athletics outfielder Tony Armas, who blasted two home runs and tied an Oakland record with 12 total bases as the A’s walloped Kansas City, 9-0, on a Saturday night at Royals Stadium. As the Royals tried to ready their playoff rotation, rookie Mike Jones got the start. Things went … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: September 20

This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: September 19

The Royals continued celebrating their AL West title with a 13-3 thrashing of Oakland on a warm and windy Friday night at Royals Stadium. Oakland gave the Royals a gift-wrapped run in the first inning. Willie Wilson led off with a grounder to short, booted by Mario Guerrero to allow Wilson to reach safely. Wilson … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: September 19