A Glance at Greatness: The Kansas City Royals All-Time Team

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A Glance at Greatness: The Kansas City Royals All-Time Team
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This is an article in a series dedicated to selecting all-time teams for all 30 current major league franchises. To view the others, click here.

Team Name: Kansas City Royals

 

Year Established: 1969

 

City: Kansas City

 

Ballpark: Kauffman Stadium

 

League: American League

 

Division: AL Central


Number of Playoff Appearances: 6


Number of Pennants: 2


World Series Titles: 1985

 

 

All-Time Team

 

Catcher: Brent Mayne

 

First Base: Mike Sweeney

 

Second Base: Frank White

 

Third Base: George Brett

 

Shortstop: Freddie Patek

 

Outfield: Amos Otis, Willie Wilson, Hal McRae

 

Pitchers: Tom Gordan, Paul Splittorff, Dennis Leonard, Bret Saberhagen, Dan Quisenberry

 

Bench: John Mayberry, Cookie Rojas, Jermaine Dye

 

Manager: Whitey Herzog

 

 

Recap:

 

This team was generally hard for me to pick. I only know a handful of players on this list, but I'm sure a Royals fan could pick this team with ease.

 

George Brett is without a doubt the best player of this squad.

 

The outfield is also very good. Willie Wilson was a great base stealer and could play with the best of them.

 

The pitching staff is also good.

 

Next: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

 

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