The Kansas City Royals: An Illustrated Timeline

The Kansas City Royals: An Illustrated Timeline

Presented By
Matt Stewart and Frank White

The Kansas City Mules baseball team doesn’t have the ring to it that Kansas City Royals does. But how about the Steers, MoKans, Plowboys, Scouts – or the Kansas City Capsules? When entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman gave Kansas City a new professional baseball team in 1968, The Kansas City Star held a naming contest and collected these ideas, plus about 17,000 more.

Author and Emmy-award winning Fox4 reporter Matt Stewart has covered the Royals for 20 years, but his new book, The Kansas City Royals: An Illustrated Timeline, provided an opportunity to dive into the team’s forgotten and lesser-known stories.

Just after the 2024 season opener, Stewart shares those stories – and learns a few more – in a conversation with former Royals second baseman, Jackson County Executive Frank White. White played for the Royals for 18 years, appeared in five All-Star games, and won eight Gold Glove awards for fielding.

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The Kansas City Royals: An Illustrated Timeline

The Kansas City Royals: An Illustrated Timeline


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