Longtime Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy thanked Royals fans in a full page ad that was published in the KC Star.
The Sunday edition of the Kansas City Star had a special note from a former member of the Kansas City Royals and the letter is something all Royals fans need to see.
After spending the majority of 11 seasons with the Kansas City Royals at the Major League level and 14 years in the Kansas City Royals organization, Danny Duffy was moved out to Los Angeles in a trade that sent him to the Dodgers.
Even though his time in Kansas City is over because of the trade, Duffy wanted to make sure Royals fans knew he was grateful for his time with their favorite team.
Duffy wrote the following in his note, which was published in a full page ad in the Kansas City Star:
"“Thank you Kansas City for the love and support on and off the field over the last 14 years. Thank you for welcoming this California kid and allowing me to grow into a man over what has literally been my entire adult life.”"
Kansas City Royals: Danny Duffy thanks Royals fans in ad published in KC Star
Duffy has spent quite a bit of time with Kansas City. The 32-year-old left handed pitcher from Goleta, California was drafted by the Royals in the third round of the 2007 draft. At the time, Duffy was an 18-year-old prospect with a lot of potential.
Since then, Duffy has been a member of the Royals through all sorts of highs and lows. He was a key member of the team that went on to win the 2015 World Series.
Throughout his lengthy career with the Kansas City Royals, Duffy has thrown 1,172.1 innings at the MLB level. He’s struck out a total of 1,048 opposing batters and has a career ERA of 3.95.
It’s unfortunate he’s no longer with the Kansas City Royals, but after the trade that sent him to the Dodgers, Duffy has the chance to go on and win another World Series. This time he’s with a team in his home state. That has to be pretty special.