Kansas City Royals Details
Kansas City Royals
The Royals joined the American League as an expansion team in 1969. It didn’t take long for Kansas City to compete with the best MLB teams: they reached the playoffs in seven seasons between 1976 and 1985 – including six American League West titles – and won the World Series for the first time in 1985. But this first World Series also marked the beginning of a long playoff drought.
The Royals joined the AL Central division when the American League realigned in 1994. They did not reach the postseason again until the 2014 season. The 28 years that passed between playoff appearances is the second longest in the Wild Card era.
It was a long time to wait, but the Royals rewarded their fans for sticking with them. After qualifying for the playoffs in 2014, the Royals won their first 8 playoff games — they were the first MLB team to do so — and won the AL Pennant. They lost the World Series to the Giants in seven games but rebounded in the next season. The 2015 Royals won the AL Central for the first time and returned to the World Series, where they faced the New York Mets. The Royals defeated the Mets in five games, including a dramatic 14-inning Game 1 victory (the game tied for the longest game by innings in World Series history and lasted over five hours). Alex Gordon tied the game with a solo, two-out home run in the 9th inning, and the Royals won the game off a sacrifice fly in the 14th inning. Catcher Salvador Perez was the World Series MVP.
After finishing with a sub .500 record and missing the playoffs for a second consecutive year, the Royals face a bit of uncertainty. But with roster pieces like Perez, Gordon, and Brandon Moss still in the lineup, Kansas City should field a competitive team that could make one more run in 2018 before entering a rebuilding phase.
The Royals’ home park is Kauffman Stadium, named for Ewing Kauffman — the team’s original owner. The Royals have played at Kauffman Stadium since 1973.
How to buy Kansas City Royals tickets
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When do Royals playoff tickets go on sale?
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Kansas City Royals schedule
For a list of upcoming Royals games, feel free to browse the game listings above, or visit our Royals Schedule page for Royals game results, scores, the team record, and future games. The 2018 Royals regular season runs from March 29, 2018 to September 30, 2018.
How much do Royals tickets cost?
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When do the Royals play the Cardinals?
This 2018 season, dates for Royals vs. Cardinals games are scheduled for August 10th, 11th, and 12th at Kauffman Stadium. At Busch Stadium Royals vs. Cardinals games are scheduled for May 21st, 22nd, and 23rd.
Kansas City Royals Top Matchups
The Kansas City Royals have a number of exciting matchups this season, see below for their top rivalries.