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  Kansas City Royals (1969-Present)
The Royals would get off to a lousy 8-15 start as Manager Tony Muser is fired, eventually Muser, would be replaced by Tony Peña as the Royals were well on their way to 8th straight losing season.
Just as it looked as if the Royals were heading back to the reality of losing baseball they rebounded thanks to the addition of Jose Lima who helped stabilize their rotation by winning his first 4 decisions after starting the year with the independent Newark Bears.
As the Royals struggled Beltran remained the Royals lone bright spot with a team high 15 homers and 51 RBI when he was traded to the Houston Astros in a 3-way deal, which also involved the Oakland Athletics for prospects.
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  Kansas City Royals - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1983, the Royals were headed for a second-place finish behind the Chicago White Sox when they were rocked by a drug scandal.
In 2005, the Royals continued their youth movement, with six of their starting position players, three of their five starting pitchers, and their setup man and closer all under age 30 and one of the smallest payrolls in the major leagues.
The Royals ended their losing streak at 19 on August 20, 2005, 2 losses away from the American League record with a 2-1 win over the Oakland Athletics.
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 Kansas City Royals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Kansas City Royals were purchased as an expansion franchise by pharmaceutical magnate Ewing Kauffman in 1968 and played their first season the following year.
The Royals made their first World Series appearance in 1980, losing to the Philadelphia Phillies in six games.
Relying again on Brett's bat and the young pitching of Bret Saberhagen, Mark Gubicza, and Danny Jackson, the Royals won their fifth division championship in 1984 and went all the way to the World Series again in 1985 under manager Dick Howser, beating the cross-state St.
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 Kauffman Stadium | BaseballLibrary.com
Royals Stadium was built exclusively for baseball in 1973 as part of Kansas City's suburban Harry S. Truman sports complex, standing adjacent to Arrowhead Stadium, home of the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs.
Although the stadium was less daunting to batters after 1995, when grass was installed and the fences lowered and brought in ten feet (except for narrow zones in the corners), it remained something of a pitcher's park and is still a triples-hitter's paradise.
Royals Stadium was renamed Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium in July 1993 to honor the team owner, who died less than a month later.
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 Kauffman Stadium
After being known as Royals Stadium for 21 years, the park was renamed Kauffman Stadium on July 2, 1993.
Of the stadium’s 40,625 seats, over half (20,316) are on the lower level of the three-tiered park.
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 Clem's Baseball ~ Kauffman Stadium
"Royals Stadium" (as this ballpark was called until 1993) was the one exception to the rule of conformist mediocrity in the doughnut "clone" era of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
The overall layout of the field is reminiscent of Dodger Stadium, as the main grandstand forms a rounded acute angle, and the outfield fence makes a sharp curve between the foul poles and the bullpens.
One architectural feature that sets this stadium apart from all others is the shape of the second deck, which is very large in the area close to the infield but tapers to a point just beyond each foul pole.
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 Kansas City Royals Tickets - Kansas City Royals Schedule - Kansas City Royals Baseball Tickets
The home stadium of the Royals is the Kauffman Stadium situated in Kansas City, Missouri, and was formerly known as the Royals Stadium.
The home stadium of the Royals was renamed in honor of the team’s owner, Ewing Kauffman, a month before his death in 1993.
The Royals was founded as an expansion team of the MLB, as the Kansas City Athletics moved to Oakland, California, after the 1967 season.
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 Kauffman Stadium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kauffman Stadium (formerly Royals Stadium) is a Major League Baseball stadium located in Kansas City, Missouri, and home to the Kansas City Royals of the American League.
It is a part of the Truman Sports Complex (together with Arrowhead Stadium).
On July 2, 1993, Royals Stadium was renamed Kauffman Stadium in honor of Ewing Kauffman, who passed away the following month at the age of 76.
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 Kansas City Royals Ballpark Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Royals minor league clubs are as follows: the Omaha Royals (AAA), the Wichita Wranglers (AA), the Wilmington Blue Rocks (A), the Burlington Bees (A), the Spokane Indians (short-season A) and the Gulf Coast Royals (Rookie League).
The Royals devote countless hours to civic and charitable endeavors each year with the goals of addressing the needs of the community and improving the quality of life for citizens of the area.
The Royals Stadium Club is a private club for members and their guests to enjoy year-round dining at the stadium.
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 Scout.com: Retro Corner: A Look Back at 1988
The 1987 Royals finished dead last in the league in runs scored, so it was pretty easy to determine what the team needed to address in the off-season.
In January, the Royals found a ray of hope when White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk and six other players were awarded free agency after an arbitrator ruled against the owners in a collusion case dating back to 1985.
The Royals had completed a six game sweep of their homestand, but it would be a challenge to see if they could continue their winning ways on the West Coast.
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 Ballparks of Baseball-Kauffman Stadium-Kansas City Royals
The stadium was very colorful, with 40,793 seats, all facing second base and arranged in three tiers with maroon, gold, and orange seats.
In 1993 Royals Stadium was renamed Kauffman Stadium, after the death of Ewing Kauffman.
Kauffman Stadium was renovated at the end of the 1998 season.
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 Dave Farquhar's Silicon Underground - Life has returned to Royals Stadium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Royals were in first place, powered by a young and hungry starting pitching staff, the bats of a bunch of people who never got a chance elsewhere like Desi Relaford and Raul Ibañez (superstars Mike Sweeney and Carlos Beltran have been hurt much of the year).
Royals hats had become something worn by the fashion-conscious because their royal blue color looked good with the rest of their outfit.
The Royals came back in the bottom of the inning, with a couple of speed demons on first and second and the smooth-hitting Joe Randa at the plate.
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 Kansas City Royals Tickets, Kansas City Royals Baseball Tickets at Tickco
The cream rises to the top, and this year Royals fans are hoping that sweet cream settles atop an appearance in the post-season.
Opened on April 10th, 1973 as Royals Stadium and renamed Kauffman Stadium after Ewing M. Kauffman on July 2nd, 1993, the 2007 season will be the Royals 34th in this beautiful park.
Royals fans, 12 and under, might want to test their miniature golf skill on the 4-hole Cool Crest Putting Diamond in right field.
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 Kauffman Stadium - Kansas City Royals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Royals were established as a MLB expansion franchise in 1969, and after spending their first four seasons at Municipal Stadium they moved into Royals Stadium in 1973.
The waterfall and fountains comprise 322-feet and were erected when the stadium was built to reinforce Kansas City’s reputation as “The City of Fountains.” Aesthetically pleasing, the “water spectacular” has defined the Royals’ ballpark for three decades and the view from the upper deck can’t be matched when sitting in the lower bowl.
Located inside of Kauffman Stadium is the Royals Hall of Fame exhibit, which is housed slightly to the third base side behind home plate.
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 Kauffman Stadium - Ballparkonline.com is your guide to Kauffman Stadium.
The facility, which was originally known as Royals Stadium, opened in April 1973 and is currently recognized as one of baseball's most beautiful ballparks.
In 1993, the stadium was officially re-named in honor of Ewing M. Kauffman.
Among the amenities at Kauffman Stadium are a scoreboard boasting a 12-story rise into the sky and a 322ft.
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 Sox On The Road: Kansas City - Kauffman Stadium
Two years later, the Royals replaced the original artificial turf with real grass, and during the decade all of the seats were painted blue, replacing their original orange color.
While watching the Red Sox thwart the Royals’ attempt at tying the record, I began to feel the chill as night began to fall, and it appeared the wind was emitting from the Interstate above the playing field.
After the game I went over to the Royals Hall of Fame exhibit, which is housed slightly to the third base side behind home plate.
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 BallparkTour.com - Kauffman Stadium
In the 21st century, cities left and right are tearing down their multi-purpose stadiums in order to build separate, unique facilities for football and baseball.
The first Game played at the brand new Royals Stadium, which was built side-by-side with its sister stadium, Arrowhead, (The two were officially called the Harry S. Truman sports complex) took place April 10, 1973...
The original budget of the 2 stadiums was $43 million, however the actual cost ballooned to over $70 million.
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 DesMoinesRegister.com | Sports
When the Kansas City Royals reigned as one of the most successful franchises in Major League Baseball during the 1970s and "80s, families from Sioux City to Dyersville traveled south to visit what was then known as Royals Stadium.
The Royals have experienced a revival this summer, becoming the first team in baseball history to earn 50 wins before the All-Star break after losing 100 games the previous year.
The stadium was renamed in memory of a former owner, Ewing Kauffman.
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 KANSAS CITY ROYALS : SLUGGER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Royals are committed to enhancing educational opportunities for students in the community.
Founded in 1969, the Royals were acquired as an expansion franchise by pharmaceutical entrepreneur Ewing Kauffman in 1968.
Royals Stadium was renamed Kauffman Stadium after Royals proprietor Ewing Kauffman, soon after he was elected to the Royals Hall of Fame.
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 Kansas City Royals, Major League Baseball, Texas Rangers - CBS SportsLine.com
In addition to the stadium, each team has a 37,000-square-foot building with a clubhouse, administrative offices, team kitchen and weight facility.
The 30-year tax primarily is designed to raise funds for a $355 million stadium for the Arizona Cardinals, but about $200 million was earmarked for use by the Cactus League.
The Royals and Rangers are to play the first game in Billy Parker Field on Feb. 27.
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 The Official Site of The Kansas City Royals: Ballpark: Ballpark A-to-Z Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Guests may bring food and water into the stadium, provided the water is in a plastic bottle or cup and the food is packaged in soft-sided containers that do not exceed the maximum size of 16x16x8 inches.
Royals yearbooks and official team media guides are also available for purchase at Kauffman Stadium and on royals.com.
Members of the Royals senior management team, Royals alumni and current players are available to share their experiences in an informative and entertaining presentation.
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 Kansas City Royals
Starting with their first division title in 1976 and culminating with their 1985 World Championship, the Royals were considered a model baseball organization from the owner through the front office to the manager, coaching staff and players on the field.
The Royals tailored their team to succeed in the new ball park - Brett, White, Amos Otis, Hal McRae Al Cowens and Willie Wilson were all line drive hitters who could bunt and steal on the artificial turf and take the extra base on gap hits.
The Royals were part of a four-team 1969 expansion that included the Seattle Pilots, San Diego Padres, and the Montreal Expos.
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 Kansas City Royals - Stadium
Originally known as Royals Stadium, this ballpark is recognized throughout baseball as one the game's most beautiful.
This stadium has had three no-hitters (including the first of Nolan Ryan's career, on May 15, 1973) and has played host to the 1973 All-Star Game, 1976, '77, '78, '80, '81, '84, and '85 playoff games and seven World Series tilts in 1980 and 1985.
But the stadium had its fences moved in by 10 feet moved in at the end of the 1995 season.
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Kauffman Stadium is home to many recollections for Royals fans
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For the record, Kauffman Stadium features 40,793 seats, a 322-foot water spectacular, a 53,000-pound television and millions of blades of grass.
He remembers Brett "almost singlehandedly" winning the third game of the 1985 playoffs against Toronto (when the Royals were down two games to none) with a home run and sparkling defensive plays.
She camped out all night to get tickets to the 1973 All-Star game, which was played at Royals Stadium.
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 Kansas City Royals - Kauffman Stadium
It was originally named Royals Stadium, but it was renamed to Kauffman Stadium after Ewing Kauffman, the late owner of the team, in 1993.
The most prominent part of Kauffman Stadium is beyond the outfield fence.
There are fountains and a 12 story scoreboard in the shape of a royal crest.
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 Around the Horn in KC: Looking for Your Stadium Input
The Kansas City Royals are in the beginning phases of one of the most exciting projects in franchise history.
While the organization is committed to giving its fans some of the newest amenities that most stadiums offer, the biggest priority is to make sure a renovated Kauffman Stadium still has the same classic appearance, particularly as fans view the league’s best playing surface, majestic fountains and the unique crown scoreboard from their seats.
I think if there were a vote on the changes made to the stadium that two of the most important issues would be keeping the Royals logo as the scoreboard frame (a majority in favor) and moving the bullpens to the foul area of the field (a majority NOT in favor).
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 ESPN.com - Page2 - Diamond in the rough
The Yanks busted out to an early four-run lead, the Royals clawed back to tie it, the Yanks poked ahead, the Royals banged their way to a big lead, and finally the Yanks threatened, and almost pulled off, a late, spirit-crushing comeback.
Some folks (mostly retirees by the look of my bus-mates) take the Royals Express shuttle for $3 from downtown, which features express-lane travel in and out of the park, baby.
But these days, with the Royals and their fans sitting giddy and pretty atop the AL Central, you better come early if you want to get in.
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