KC Royals: Ten Facts All Royals Fans Should Know

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A general view of the hat and glove of a Kansas City Royals players – Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

2) Hitting Doubles

The Royals may not have a history of hitting home runs, but they have been extremely successful producing extra base hits.

Since their initial campaign in 1969, only the Red Sox and Twins have hit more doubles than the KC Royals. The team has produced 12,939 two-base hits through the years, taking advantage of their great ballpark.

It should come as no surprise that the biggest doubles hitter in team history is George Brett. Since 1969, only Craig Biggio has hit more than Brett’s 665, and even then Biggio only topped Brett by three.

Several former Royals are on the top 100 doubles list since 1969, including:

All of these players contributed at least somewhat to the Royals lofty doubles over the years.

Did You Know?

Not only is George Brett the best doubles hitter in Royal’s history, but he is sixth on the all-time list. Only Tris Speaker, Pete Rose, Stan Musial, Ty Cobb, and Biggio have more in baseball history.

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