19 September 2016

Kansas City Royals

One might suspect that the team name  of the Kansas City Royals comes from the older teams in Montreal that were named after nearby Mount Royal.

The Kansas City Royals baseball team was founded in 1969 and based in Kansas City, Missouri.

The name "Royals" is said to originate from the American Royal, a livestock show, horse show, rodeo, and championship barbecue competition held annually in Kansas City since 1899.

There is a kind of royal connection in other teams for the city: the NFL football Chiefs, the former Kansas City Kings of the NBA, the formerly named Kansas City Wizards of MLS, and the former Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro National League.

The Royals compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member team of the American League (AL) Central division. The Royals have participated in four World Series, winning in 1985 and 2015, and losing in 1980 and 2014.

They entered the American League as an expansion franchise in 1969 along with the Seattle Pilots. The city had lost the Athletics (Kansas City's previous major league team that played from 1955 to 1967) when they moved to Oakland, California in 1968.

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