Kansas City Royals
Manager: Mike Matheny
Team Icon: George Brett
AAA Minor League Affiliate: Omaha Storm Chasers
World Series Titles: 1985, 2015
Stadium: Kauffman Stadium (1973–present)
Previous Ball Parks:
Municipal Stadium (1969–1972)
Kansas City, MO
Kansas City was awarded a MLB franchise in 1969, and in what was common practice at the time, held a name-the-team contest to come up
with something to call the new baseball club. Kansas City had different major league teams in the late 1800s, all named the Cowboys to reflect
the area's cattle culture.
Over 17,000 entries were submitted to the name-the-team contest, and Royals was selected from the bunch. This was not because Kansas City
was ruled by a monarchy at the time, but rather to reflect the region's belief that they had the best livestock and cattle in the country. In this case
Royals stood for the best of the best cows and horses.
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