The Kansas City Royals are a professional baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. The franchise was established in 1969 and has a storied history that includes multiple playoff appearances and World Series championships. One of the most notable periods in the Royals' history occurred in the 1970s and 1980s when the team experienced remarkable success. Led by legendary manager Dick Howser, the Royals won the American League West division six times between 1976 and 1985. During this era, the team boasted a roster filled with stars such as George Brett, Frank White, and Bret Saberhagen.
The pinnacle of the Royals' success came in 1985 when they won their first and only World Series championship. They defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in a thrilling seven-game series, capturing the hearts of baseball fans across the country. Since then, the Royals have had varying levels of success, but the 1985 championship remains a cherished memory for fans. The Royals' unwavering fanbase provides immense support to the team, with Kauffman Stadium being known as one of the most welcoming and passionate ballparks in the MLB. The team continues to strive for success and is constantly seeking to build a roster capable of bringing another championship to Kansas City.