Kansas City Royals

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Kauffman Stadium, where the Royals play home games

The Kansas City Royals are a Major League Baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. They began play in 1969. The Royals won a World Series title in 1985. From 1973 to the present, the Royals have played in Kauffman Stadium. They are owned by John Sherman, managed by Matt Quatraro, and their General Manager is J.J. Picollo .

The old minor league baseball team in Kansas City had been called the Blues. There was also a famous Negro league baseball team called the Kansas City Monarchs. The Royals name and their team color blue are at least partly in honor of those older teams. The Kansas City Royals first played in the World Series where they lost to the Philadelphia Phillies. In 1985, they won their first championship, beating the St. Louis Cardinals in seven. The Royals returned to the World Series in 2014 but lost to the San Francisco Giants. However, they defeated the New York Mets 4 games to 1 in 2015 to win their second championship.

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