George Brett

7:39 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Royals Hold On To Post-Season Hopes

Heading into late September, the Kansas City Royals are holding on to their hopes of reaching baseball’s playoffs for the first time since their World Series championship in 1985. A late season surge reversed a downward spiral at the All-Star break.

A rocky start to the season  

This spring the Kansas City Royals tied a franchise record set only one year earlier for 11 straight losses at home. Manager Ned Yost seemed at a loss about what to do next.

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10:03 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Brett Leaves Dug Out For Front Office

Kansas City Royals legend George Brett is returning to the front office after almost two months as temporary hitting coach for the team. At a news conference Thursday, Brett was emotional when he said it wasn’t easy to leave the dug out once again.

The team is on the verge of traveling to three different cities on their current road trip, and Brett says traveling is rough on him.

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Up to Date
3:48 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

The Pine-Tar Game: Yankees Bat Boy Who Says It Didn't Have To Happen

Kansas City Royals player George Brett is held back by umpires after protesting the infamous "pine tar" bat call.

Today marks the 30th anniversary of a game between the Kansas City Royals and the New York Yankees that made history. It would become known as the "Pine-Tar Game."

On July 24, 1983, in the top of the ninth, with the Royals trailing 4-3 and down to their last out, George Brett came to bat. Brett hit a 2-run homer that gave the Royals a lead in the game. But those runs were taken off the scoreboard when an umpire ruled that George Brett had too much pine tar -- a substance used to get a better grip -- on the bat.

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Up To Date
6:00 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Kansas City Royals: Rocketing Start To Steep Decline

Pitcher James Shields high-fives third baseman Mike Moustakas after the Royals' win over at their home opener in April.
Credit Beth Lipoff/KCUR

How can a team that began the season so brilliantly currently be in the basement?

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2012 All-Star Game
8:44 am
Mon July 9, 2012

All-Star Game Festivities Kick Off In Kansas City

Pictured from left to right: George Brett, Kansas City Mayor Sly James, and Royals owner David Glass.
Greg Echlin KCUR

Kansas City's All-Star festivities officially kicked off Friday morning at Bartle Hall in downtown Kansas City.

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