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First four World Series games dedicated to important causes

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The annual World Series Community Initiative program is an established tradition that gives two clubs and their fan bases even greater rewards for reaching the ultimate stage of international attention. The Royals and Giants will each have two dedicate... Read More »

Royals ham it up during meet and greet

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Outside of Kansas City, how many of us really know the Royals? To that end, we took advantage of a 50-minute media session on Monday at Kauffman Stadium, where players were stationed inside one room at the Royals' Hall of Fame and fielded questions fro... Read More »

Zimmer injures shoulder pitching in AFL

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Pitching prospect Kyle Zimmer injured his right shoulder in the Arizona Fall League, and the fear is that he has sustained the same injury that limited him to 4 2/3 innings in the Minors this season. Read More »

MLB announces World Series umpiring crew

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Jeff Kellogg will serve as the crew chief for the 2014 World Series, Major League Baseball announced on Monday. Kellogg is one of three regular season crew chiefs who will have a role working the 110th Fall Classic. Read More »

Holland has an edge — and unhittable pitches

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Royals backup catcher Erik Kratz has a hard time explaining what makes closer Greg Holland's pitches so wickedly effective. Which probably helps explain why they're so wickedly effective. Read More »

Affeldt stays course to aid Giants’ World Series run

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If not for the words of two people -- Jeremy Affeldt's wife, Larisa, and Royals general manager Dayton Moore -- he might have called it quits in 2006. If Affeldt gets key outs against Kansas City in the heat of battle, Moore, in a weird way, will be th... Read More »

High-flying Royals set to put dazzling defense on display

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Prepare to be dazzled. That's because the Kansas City Royals do one thing better than any other baseball team on the planet. This one thing isn't something you see everyday. And you've probably never seen it the way the Royals do it. The Royals play de... Read More »

Sundberg remembers Royals’ 1985 championship season

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Jim Sundberg's memory of where his World Series ring is may be a little hazy, but he still vividly recalls the events of October 1985. That was when the Royals played in their last World Series, and Sundberg played a significant role in bringing home t... Read More »

Following same path as ’59 White Sox, KC eyes title

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Like the Royals, who are meeting the Giants in the World Series, the 1959 so-called "Go-Go Sox" were built around speed and defense. They had finished 10 games above .500 the year before, exactly like the Royals, and found a winning formula that includ... Read More »

Royals’ machine built to perform in October

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As baseball has changed over the past half-decade or so, it seems that the formula for winning in October may have changed, as well. And if that is in fact the case, then the best example is the American League champion Royals. Read More »

New WS gear player tested, fan approved

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Gear up in style with the exclusive official sweatshirts, T-shirts and caps that the Royals will be wearing to work out during the World Series. Read More »

A baseball latecomer, Cain’s determination led way

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Lorenzo Cain has shined on both sides of the ball this postseason, stroking hits with regularity and chasing down drives in the outfield gaps. Those feats would be impressive even without the knowledge that he didn't play baseball at any level until hi... Read More »

Denkinger cool with reminders of mistaken call in ’85 Series

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Twenty-nine years later, as the Royals prepare to finally play in a World Series again and Kauffman Stadium gets ready for a rocking Game 1, the unavoidable name of Don Denkinger is being brought back down from the shelves of the sport's lore. The old ... Read More »

Like ’85 champs, Royals know how to win

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Twenty-nine years later, the Royals have returned to the World Series. Read More »

Hurdle doesn’t think long layoff will affect Royals

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By the time James Shields delivers the first pitch of the 2014 World Series on Tuesday night (6:30 p.m. CT air time on FOX, 7:07 p.m. first pitch), his Kansas City Royals will have had five full days of rest since Greg Holland delivered the final pitch... Read More »