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  • Royals' Ben Zobrist: a 'missionary' to teammates

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Tuesday, October 27, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Ben Zobrist has proven his value on the baseball field to the Kansas City Royals. In Game 4 of the American League Championship Series, Zobrist homered off Toronto pitcher R.A. Dickey in the top of the first to give the Royals a quick 2-0 lead, sparking a four-run inning in a blowout 14-2 win.

    Two games later, Zobrist again went deep in the first inning to ... Read More

  • Royals GM: character key to team's turnaround

    by David Roach, posted Friday, July 31, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    KANSAS CITY (BP) -- Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore was headed off the field during 2012 spring training when a Royals minor league coach approached him. "Dayton," the coach said, "God asked me to tell you something."

    "Sure, what do you have, kid?" Moore replied.

    Moore says he will never forget the response: "Do your fighting on your knees." Read More

  • WWII POW's pitch opens K.C. Royals' season

    by Brian Koonce, posted Thursday, July 02, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    Dale Mitchell took the mound in front of 40,085 roaring fans for the defending American League Champion Kansas City Royals' home opener against the Chicago White Sox. His cap pulled low, Mitchell cocked his arm and let his pitch fly.

    At age 90, Mitchell had the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch.

    A former high school second baseman, Mitchell and a grandson practiced the pitch on Easter and the next day it was Royals' star third baseman Mike Moustakas on the receiving end. Read More

  • Comebacks: Kansas City Royals & a local church

    by Mark Clifton, posted Tuesday, October 21, 2014 (3 years ago)

    A pastor enjoys the parallels between the Kansas City Royals' near-extinction in recent years and the struggles of the church he has led there. Mark Clifton reflects on how the Royals are again relevant in baseball and how Wornall Road Baptist Church is "reaching our community once again."

    But the last time the Royals even made the playoffs was 1985, the year my son Trenton was born. This year, 29 years later with the Royals back in the fall classic, his son, my grandson, Jackson, was born. Read More