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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Ranking the Royals – Pitchers as Hitters
Jul01

Ranking the Royals – Pitchers as Hitters

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com On June 30, 2016, the Royals defeated the St. Louis Cardinals by the score of 4-2, completing the sweep on the road. It was the fourth game the Royals played in a National League Stadium this season. They have a total of six more road games left this season playing National League teams. The Kansas City Royals lose the designated hitter in these games and pitchers are expected to bat just like other position...

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Butera the latest in Line of Royals Position Players as Pitchers
Jun26

Butera the latest in Line of Royals Position Players as Pitchers

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com On June 25, 2016, the Royals lost to the Houston Astros at home by the score of 13-5. The last two games have not been pretty for the Royals. In their last two games, the starting pitchers for the Royals, Edinson Volquez and Chris Young, have given up a total of 18 runs in 3 1/3 innings for an ERA of 48.60. This places a big strain on the bullpen and it finally came to the breaking point when Ned Yost elected to...

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Ranking the Royals: The Royals have 20 Hits in the Victory
Jun19

Ranking the Royals: The Royals have 20 Hits in the Victory

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com On June 18, 2016, the Royals hosted the Detroit Tigers in their 7,545th game in franchise history. The Royals defeated the Tigers 16-5 and for only the 38th time in franchise history, Kansas City had 20 or more hits in a game. Only 0.5% of Royals games have had this result. The game was a historic moment for the Royals. Kansas City is 38-0 when hitting 20 or more hits in a game. The following are all the games...

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History of Royals Batters Hitting 1st in the Lineup
Jun18

History of Royals Batters Hitting 1st in the Lineup

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com There have been 17 Royals players in franchise history who have been placed first in the lineup and with over 400 at bats while in that spot. On-Base Percentage is a very important statistic for evaluating the leadoff batter of a team. Here are the rankings of leadoff batters in Royals history based on OBP: 1. Jose Offerman – 694 AB while first in the lineup (ranked 8th most ABs) – OBP: .370 2. David...

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