Royals

2012 All-Star Game
9:38 am
Fri July 20, 2012

All-Star Crowds Tripled Hotel Figures, Boosted Museum Attendance

Royals FanFest drew 119,000 to Bartle Hall.
Jeremy Bernfeld KCUR

Kansas City got its official report on the All-Star Game Thursday, and it was a positive report.

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Sports
11:16 am
Tue May 29, 2012

A New Chapter In Frank White's Baseball Career

Frank White at the Kansas City T-Bones stadium.
Susan B. Wilson KCUR

Five-time all-star Frank White always thought he would finish his baseball career at the Royals.  He was the hometown guy who played second base with the team for 18 seasons, starting in 1973. 

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Up to Date
10:14 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Willie Mays Aikens: A Second Lease On Life

Baseball’s Willie Mays Aikens has done a lot of living in his 57 years.  He’s now a hitting instructor for the Kansas City Royals, something he knows a thing or two about: he was the first major leaguer in history to hit two home runs in a game twice in the same series.

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The Royals
10:26 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Their 'Time' Is Still To Come

The marketing catch phrase for the Kansas City Royals this year has been, "This is our time."  But after a disastrous homestand, the Royals ad campaign has backfired.

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Up to Date
6:47 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Royals Opening Day At The K

It’s time for peanuts, cracker jacks and rooting for the home team ... so we’re heading out to the ballgame!

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Headlines
8:27 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Top Of The Morning news: Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Missouri Senators propose fix for blind pension funding.  A Missouri House committee hears a stripped-down version of a workplace discrimination bill.  Advocacy groups call for Missouri to raise more revenue with a bake sale.  It’s a daily digest of headlines from  KCUR.

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Headlines
7:26 am
Tue April 10, 2012

Top Of the Morning News: Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Falling unemployment leads to the long-term unemployed Misosurians to lose some benefits.  McCaskill calls for an investigation into refinery capacity.McCaskill.  A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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Up to Date
10:46 am
Fri April 6, 2012

A Fan's Notes: Why Is This Night Different From All Other Nights?

Major League Baseball's opening day and Passover coincide this year
Image courtesy of the book "Matzo Balls & Baseballs" by Dave Cohen

Tonight, once again, families throughout Kansas City will gather together and reflect on a simple question: “Why is this night different?”

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KC Currents
10:56 am
Mon September 20, 2010

Betty Caywood: An Accidental Pioneer in Sports Broadcasting

Kansas City, MO – This week, the Royals hosted the Oakland Athletics in a series that resulted in 1 win for the A's and 2 wins for Kansas City. Long-time baseball fans might recognized the A's visit as a kind of homecoming; before the Royals, the A's were Kansas City's home team from mid- 50s to the mid- 60s.

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KCUR News
1:07 pm
Tue July 13, 2010

Royals Relief Pitcher Celebrated In Mexico

Anaheim, CA – Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Joakim Soria may be the long team representative at the All-Star game in Anaheim. But he's being more recognized by his fellow countrymen in Mexico. KCUR's Greg Echlin has more.

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KCUR News
9:30 am
Fri May 14, 2010

Success Eludes Hillman While With Royals

Royals manager Trey Hillman

Kansas City, Mo. – Trey Hillman's stint as manager of the Kansas City Royals was shy of three full seasons. His firing was announced after the Royals victory over the Cleveland Indians Thursday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium. It was the hope of the Royals' front office that Hillman's success overseas would carry over to the big leagues in Kansas City. But it never materialized.

KCUR News
9:23 am
Fri May 14, 2010

Royals Dismal Season Seals Manager Trey Hillman's Fate

Kansas City, Mo. – After the Royals snapped their 7-game losing streak on Thursday at Kauffman Stadium, it was announced that manager Trey Hillman was fired. The Royals defeated the Cleveland Indians, 6-4. KCUR's Greg Echlin has more on the chain of events.

Royals General Manager Dayton Moore told Hillman after Wednesday night's game he was making the change. Hillman didn't want to end his Royals manager career with a losing streak, so he was granted permission to stay on one more game with Zach Greinke on the mound.

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