Moose earned the “Golden Sombrero”
Apr28

Moose earned the “Golden Sombrero”

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   Mike Moustakas struck out for the fourth time in the game on Thursday against the Chicago White Sox, officially making it a "Golden Sombrero."  This became the 108th Golden Sombrero in franchise history.  In addition, there have been three "Olympic Rings" in franchise history (striking out five times in a single game).   The following is a list of every "Golden...

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Back to Back Royals Home Runs
Apr24

Back to Back Royals Home Runs

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com The Royals may have lost, but they did have one bit of significant history in their Sunday match in Texas. Moustakas & Bonifacio hit back-2-back home runs in the 3rd inning against Texas.  It was the 138th time this has occurred in franchise history. Click below to see the list! Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Back-to-Back Home Runs (1)   Tweet  ...

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Ranking the Royals: 1-0 Victories in Franchise History
Aug24

Ranking the Royals: 1-0 Victories in Franchise History

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com 1-0 Victories Follow @RoyalsBlue_com On August 23, 2016, the Royals played their first game of a three-game series against the Marlins in Miami. The Royals won the game, their ninth in a row, by the score of 1-0. This game was the 7,602nd game in franchise history and the result of this game was quite a rare event. A victory by a score of 1-0 has only occurred 62 times in franchise history, less than 1% of the...

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History of Unassisted Double Plays
Aug06

History of Unassisted Double Plays

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com On August 5, 2016 against the visiting Toronto Blue Jays, Eric Hosmer had an unassisted double play in the top of the fourth inning when Darwin Barney hit a line drive to first base. Hosmer caught the ball, then stepped on first base to get Melvin Upton, Jr. out on the force. It was the 182nd unassisted double play in franchise history. It also improved Hosmer’s club record to 13 career unassisted double plays....

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Ranking the Royals: Duffy Sets A New Strikeout Record
Aug02

Ranking the Royals: Duffy Sets A New Strikeout Record

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com On August 1, 2016, Danny Duffy broke a nearly seven year old franchise record by striking out 16 in Tampa Bay to help the Royals defeat the Rays 3-0. In the second inning, Duffy struck out the side by fanning Steven Souza, Jr., Desmond Jennings and Kevin Kiermaier. Duffy carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning when left fielder Jennings hit a double into left field for the Rays' only hit of the game....

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UPDATE – Ranking Royals (60% of the Season Down)
Jul25

UPDATE – Ranking Royals (60% of the Season Down)

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com RANK #300 – JIM YORK (#40) – Middle Relief Pitcher (1970-1971) PERFORMANCE INDEX: 362.04 50th Royals Player in Franchise History York was selected in the 16th round of the free-agent draft in 1969. He made his major league debut with the Kansas City Royals on September 21, 1970, becoming the first franchise player originally signed by the Royals in their first draft to actually play. By 1971, he...

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Ranking the Royals: All-Star Game History for the Royals
Jul13

Ranking the Royals: All-Star Game History for the Royals

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com On July 12, 2016, the Royals sent representatives to play on the American League All-Star team for the 48th time in franchise history. There have been some great moments from Royals players at the Midsummer Classic. Here are some facts about the Royals in All-Star history: There have been 48 Royals players selected to the All-Star Team 18 of the 48 have been pitchers 10 of the 18 pitchers have been starters Only...

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Ranking the Royals: Home Runs from Both Sides of the Plate
Jul04

Ranking the Royals: Home Runs from Both Sides of the Plate

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com On July 2, 2016, Kendrys Morales made history by becoming only the sixth player in franchise history to hit home runs from both sides of the plate in a single game, helping the Royals win 6-2 over the Phillies in Philadelphia. The following are all of the times a Royals player has hit from both sides of the plate in a single game: Willie Wilson – June 15, 1979 @ Milwaukee 1st – Right Side off Mike...

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