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Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals are based in Kansas City, Missouri is a member of the Central Division of MLB's American League. Since 1973, the Royals have played in Kauffman Stadium, formerly known as Royals Stadium. The Royals have played in two World Series winning the 1985 World Series and losing in 1980.

The club was founded by Kansas City businessman Ewing Kauffamn and the franchise was established after Stuart Symington, then-United States Senator from Missouri, demanded a new franchise for the city after the Athletics (Kansas City's previous major league team that played from from 1955 to 1967) moved to Oakland, California in 1968. The new team quickly became a powerhouse, appearing in the playoffs seven times from 1976 to 1985, winning one World Series championship and another AL pennant, led by stars such as George Brett, Frank White, Willie Wilson, and Bret Saberhagen. The team remained competitive throughout the mid-1990s, but then had only one winning season from 1995 to 2012. For 28 consecutive seasons, between the 1985 World Series championship and 2014, the Royals did not qualify to play in the Major League Baseball postseason, one of the longest postseason droughts during baseball's current expanded wild-card era.

The team broke this streak in 2014 by securing the franchise's first wild card berth and advancing to the World Series.

Home Venue: 
Kauffman Stadium
Championships: 

World Series 1985

AL Pennants 1980, 1985, 2014

West Division titles 1976,1977, 1978, 1980, 1984, 1985

Twitter: 
@Royals
Contact:Mailing: 

One Royal Way
Kansas City, MO 64129

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