A ball and glove on the field at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports
4) Home Run Hitters They Ain’t
Since 1969, the KC Royals rank 26th in the Majors in home runs. Only the four expansion teams from the 1990’s have fewer. As of early 2017, the Royals have hit 2,298 fewer than the Yankees, who have the most since 1969.
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George Brett is the only Royal with more than 200 home runs (317), and there are only 14 players with more than 100 round trippers in a Royals uniform.
Only nine times has a Royals player hit 30 or more homers in a season, and no one has done it since 2000.
This is not a team that has ever produced a true power hitter that played significant seasons in Kansas City.
We can only dream about if Bo Jackson would not have gotten hurt playing football. He would have been the one guy who could have possibly shattered some of the home run records for this franchise.
Did You Know?
Steve Balboni holds the record for the most home runs in a season for the KC Royals. He blasted 36 in 1985. The Royals are the only team in the majors with their team record for home runs in a season under 40.
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