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Custom card of the day: Hal McRae – Royals greats card   Leave a comment

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Posted November 3, 2013 by VocalsOnTop in 36 Greatest Royals

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36 Greatest Royals: David Cone   Leave a comment

People think of David Cone as a Yankee. That is really a shame because he had great years with both the Mets and the Kansas City Royals. Probably not the best year of his career, but he won the Cy Young with the Royals in 1994. He went 16-5 with a 2.94 ERA that year for the Royals who had drafted him 13 years earlier. He had 20 win seasons with both the Mets and Yankees but 1994 with Kansas City was his only Cy Young award.

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36 Greatest Royals of all-time: Joakim Soria   Leave a comment

 

Joakim Soria’s stay in Kansas City was ultimately short but he still had a huge impact on not so great teams. He was the third really dominant closer Kansas City has had and for about three years was a premier closer in the American League. It is sad to see him get injured and move to Texas but I wish him nothing but the best. He made two all-star teams for the Royals (2008, 2010) and amassed 160 saves while in Kansas City with a 2.40 ERA.

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36 Greatest Royals of All-Time: Charlie Leibrandt   2 comments

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Cool Charlie Leibrandt fact: Finished 5th in the AL in Cy Young voting in 1985 (teammate Bret Saberhagen won the Cy Young) He had a career highs in wins (17) and ERA (2.69) in helping the Royals win the World Series.

36 Greatest Royals of All-Time: Larry Gura   4 comments

Cool Larry Gura facts: Gura Finished in the top 10 in AL Cy Young voting 3 out of 4 years (1978, 1980, 1981) and won 10 or more games for 7 straight years for the Royals (1978-1984)

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36 Greatest Royals of All-Time: Al Cowens   Leave a comment

What is the best way to be a Royals fan right now? Concentrate on the great past instead of the dismal present.

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This is the list of the 36 Greatest Royals so far in no particular order:

  • Hal McRae
  • Zack Greinke
  • Willie Wilson
  • Paul Splittorff
  • Jeff Montgomery
  • Mike Sweeney
  • Dennis Leonard
  • David Dejesus
  • Cookie Rojas
  • Amos Otis
  • Al Cowens

Cool Al Cowens fact: Finished second in the 1977 AL MVP voting and won a gold glove that same year. He had 23 Home Runs, 112 RBI and batted .312 while throwing out 14 runners from the outfield.

36 Greatest Royals of All-Time: Hal McRae   1 comment

This is the list of the 36 Greatest Royals so far in no particular order:

  • Hal McRae
  • Zack Greinke
  • Willie Wilson
  • Paul Splittorff
  • Jeff Montgomery
  • Mike Sweeney
  • Dennis Leonard
  • David Dejesus
  • Cookie Rojas
  • Amos Otis

Several more are to come, stay tuned…

Royals Greats Hal McRae custom card