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Deberg_1990
04-20-2005, 07:53 PM
Who is it? Sorry guys, no players on the current roster count.

easymobee
04-20-2005, 07:53 PM
Steve Balboni

It has to be noted that im not a Royals fan.

milkman
04-20-2005, 07:53 PM
I always liked Frank White.

Bowser
04-20-2005, 07:54 PM
Bob Hamelin

siberian khatru
04-20-2005, 07:56 PM
Amos Otis

Saulbadguy
04-20-2005, 07:57 PM
George Brett.

Albie Lopez coming in a close 2nd.

Deberg_1990
04-20-2005, 07:57 PM
Paul Quisenberry

easymobee
04-20-2005, 07:58 PM
Paul Quisenberry

Wasn't it Dan?

Brianfo
04-20-2005, 07:59 PM
Bo Jackson.

Could have been a hall of famer had he stayed healthy.

CosmicPal
04-20-2005, 08:00 PM
I always liked Frank White.

He was such a classy guy. It was hard not to respect him. :thumb:

I'd have to go with George Brett. He was one of the most exciting players in the game. I remember sitting there at home when I was just a kid and watching that pine tar incident. I remember being so pissed at Billy Martin when he walked out of the dugout and pointed at the bat. Watching Brett explode out of that dugout was one of the kewlest things....

Honorable Mention: Bret Saberhagen - what was he, like 19 years old when he won the World Series? He was simply magical on the mound during the WS's.

Frazod
04-20-2005, 08:00 PM
Brett.

Duh.

Deberg_1990
04-20-2005, 08:00 PM
Wasn't it Dan?

Ooops!! WTF was I thinking?? hahaha.......I think i had Paul Splitorff in my head.

Skip Towne
04-20-2005, 08:00 PM
5

VonneMarie
04-20-2005, 08:01 PM
20

Bob Dole
04-20-2005, 08:02 PM
Fred Patek, Cookie Rojas and Amos Otis actually took the time to visit Bob Dole's grade school, which earns them fave points.

Deberg_1990
04-20-2005, 08:03 PM
Watching Brett explode out of that dugout was one of the kewlest things....



Absolutely. Thats why i have it in my Avatar. I would have given my left nad to watch Brett clock Billy Martin.

DanT
04-20-2005, 08:03 PM
Hal McRae

eazyb81
04-20-2005, 08:04 PM
Kevin McReynolds

Skip Towne
04-20-2005, 08:06 PM
I always liked Frank White.
Me too. A great guy. He was the only graduate of the failed Baseball Academy that KC tried. He grew up in the projects of KC and often ate the free "burnt ends" from Bryant's Bar-B-Q as did all the urchins of that neighborhood. He wore a necklace that said "Smooth" which was his nickname among his teammates.

Deberg_1990
04-20-2005, 08:06 PM
Kevin McReynolds

hahahah.....what a waste he was.

Deberg_1990
04-20-2005, 08:09 PM
Where the love for Mark Davis?

milkman
04-20-2005, 08:11 PM
Me too. A great guy. He was the only graduate of the failed Baseball Academy that KC tried. He grew up in the projects of KC and often ate the free "burnt ends" from Bryant's Bar-B-Q as did all the urchins of that neighborhood. He wore a necklace that said "Smooth" which was his nickname among his teammates.

A nickname he earned with his fielding.

He made plays at 2nd base look easy, that other 2nd basemen couldn't hope to make at all.

Skip Towne
04-20-2005, 08:12 PM
Amos Otis
"AO" as everybody called him had more power to the opposite field than anyone I've ever seen. But later we found out he used a corked bat. Even so.......

tk13
04-20-2005, 08:13 PM
I've never really had many "favorite players" for either the Royals or Chiefs, I don't know why, I just kinda root for the teams. One of my favorites growing up was Wally Joyner though. Didn't spend that many years with the Royals but I liked him. He seemed like a real nice guy, hit for nice average, and was much better defensively than anybody would give him credit for.

Reaper16
04-20-2005, 08:14 PM
Beltran? Nah, it's gotta' be Brett.

Jenson71
04-20-2005, 08:14 PM
Me too. A great guy. He was the only graduate of the failed Baseball Academy that KC tried. He grew up in the projects of KC and often ate the free "burnt ends" from Bryant's Bar-B-Q as did all the urchins of that neighborhood. He wore a necklace that said "Smooth" which was his nickname among his teammates.

It puts a tear in my eye to see you talk about baseball in such a nice way, Skip.

Bowser
04-20-2005, 08:14 PM
What the hell? No love for Nefi Perez?

Bowser
04-20-2005, 08:15 PM
What the hell? No love for Nefi Perez?

Or Vince Coleman?

Bowser
04-20-2005, 08:16 PM
On a serious note, I'll vote for Joe Randa. Underdog type you like to root for.

eazyb81
04-20-2005, 08:16 PM
My real choice is Bo Jackson. He was a stud and overall my favorite athlete as a youngster.

Jenson71
04-20-2005, 08:17 PM
On a serious note, I'll vote for Joe Randa. Underdog type you like to root for.

Always loved the Joker. Sweeney too.

I'm a young un. I wasn't around for Brett.

Skip Towne
04-20-2005, 08:17 PM
Steve Balboni

It has to be noted that im not a Royals fan.
Wasn't his nickname "I-29"? (The road to Omaha)

schneider221
04-20-2005, 08:19 PM
Wally Joyner..... i am the proud owner of the last bat he ever used in a game for the KC Royals, with the taping and everything. It's also persoalized with an autograph including my name as well as a ball he got the team to sign for me

Bowser
04-20-2005, 08:24 PM
My real choice is Bo Jackson. He was a stud and overall my favorite athlete as a youngster.

I took the tour at Kauffman Stadium last year, and at the end they showed you a highlight tape from over the years of Royals baseball. The highlight was Bo nailing a guy (Harold Reynolds?) at home plate with a throw from the right field wall. The walls were at 360 back in those days, and the throw was on a rope - didn't bounce. Unbefreakinglievable.

OmahaChief
04-20-2005, 08:25 PM
George Brett. The single greatest Royal to ever play. Behind him it would be Dennis Leonard, The Quiz and Frank White. And almost forgot Duke Wathan. You can really tell our ages by the guys we have picked. I miss the days of old when the Royals had a chance. Still love em to death though.

siberian khatru
04-20-2005, 08:28 PM
I took the tour at Kauffman Stadium last year, and at the end they showed you a highlight tape from over the years of Royals baseball. The highlight was Bo nailing a guy (Harold Reynolds?) at home plate with a throw from the right field wall. The walls were at 360 back in those days, and the throw was on a rope - didn't bounce. Unbefreakinglievable.

It was Harold Reynolds, and the look on his face was priceless. But the play happened in the Kingdome.

Skip Towne
04-20-2005, 08:29 PM
It puts a tear in my eye to see you talk about baseball in such a nice way, Skip.
Me too, buddy, I used to love the Royals and the A's before them. I can name 4 of the starters from that original '54 team. Guys like Joe DeMastri (SS), Hector Lopez (3B), Harry (Suitcase) Simpson, "Moose Skownrn", and others I'd need to smoke a joint to remember. But the strike of '94 did me in for MLB.

Nzoner
04-20-2005, 08:30 PM
Fred Patek, Cookie Rojas and Amos Otis actually took the time to visit Bob Dole's grade school, which earns them fave points.

Willie Wilson for the same reason here.

Skip Towne
04-20-2005, 08:33 PM
I took the tour at Kauffman Stadium last year, and at the end they showed you a highlight tape from over the years of Royals baseball. The highlight was Bo nailing a guy (Harold Reynolds?) at home plate with a throw from the right field wall. The walls were at 360 back in those days, and the throw was on a rope - didn't bounce. Unbefreakinglievable.
I remember that play. I was listening on the radio. The announcer said "Does this guy have muscles and tendons or cables and pulleys"? I've never seen it in person but would love to get that chance. Classic!

DanT
04-20-2005, 08:37 PM
I took the tour at Kauffman Stadium last year, and at the end they showed you a highlight tape from over the years of Royals baseball. The highlight was Bo nailing a guy (Harold Reynolds?) at home plate with a throw from the right field wall. The walls were at 360 back in those days, and the throw was on a rope - didn't bounce. Unbefreakinglievable.

I worked at Royals Stadium from 1982 through 88 as a food vendor. When Jackson first came up, there was a lot of talk about the monster homers he was hitting in batting practice, but not much talk about his arm. If I recall correctly, the first time he displayed that cannon of his in a home game was from right-field. He shot a baserunner at third. There was a microsecond of silence after he did it. I think everyone was rubbing their eyes. Then everyone screamed.

Skip Towne
04-20-2005, 08:37 PM
Anybody remember Gus Zernial?

big nasty kcnut
04-20-2005, 10:08 PM
My fav. is brett simply cause he gave the best interviews and he could hit the ball anywhere he liked.

Claynus
04-20-2005, 10:09 PM
Juan Gonzalez.

1adam1238
04-20-2005, 10:11 PM
I'd say best name of all time.......Peter LaCock

Woodrow Call
04-20-2005, 10:11 PM
Bo Jackson

Cochise
04-20-2005, 10:15 PM
Of course everyone liked Brett, but my favorites were Saberhagen, and White. I liked Quisenberry too, although I'm a little too young to remember much of him.

SCTrojan
04-20-2005, 10:15 PM
Willie Wilson. Wore the #6 in high school because I wanted to be like him.

Also loved watching Frank White and George Brett when I was growing up.

OmahaChief
04-20-2005, 10:24 PM
Anybody remember Gus Zernial?

I only know of him because my Dad is a big KC A's fan and talks about him when he was in KC. he had some very nice years. My Dad's favorite player was Preston Ward. Not much of a player but he was Dad's guy. He actually named my brother Preston Ward.

patteeu
04-20-2005, 11:37 PM
Fred Patek, Cookie Rojas and Amos Otis actually took the time to visit Bob Dole's grade school, which earns them fave points.

Those were the big three for me. I'd go with

1) Amos Otis
2) Cookie Rojas
3) Fred Patek

Woodrow Call
04-20-2005, 11:39 PM
Top 3 just for kicks.

1. Bo (as previously stated)
2. Mark Gubicza
3. Kurt Stillwell (I am not sure why)

ChiefsCountry
04-20-2005, 11:44 PM
George Brett. Brett was the man. First game I ever went to was in 1992, I was 8 years old but Brett was still the man to me. He hit a homer in that game. Awesome. He did it again the next year when I went to a game. Then he retired. I got a poster of him still in my room, also have an autographed bat, ball, and a 1985 World Series team autographed ball.

Demonpenz
04-21-2005, 12:36 AM
ok how does a onsiding player get in the hall as a DH like moliter but a one siding player like frank white not get in

wildcat09
04-21-2005, 12:46 AM
Bo Jackson hands down. One of the best athletes of all-time.

CoMoChief
04-21-2005, 01:34 AM
Bo Jackson, hands down.

easymobee
04-21-2005, 02:44 AM
Bo Jackson, hands down.

That must have been quite the situation as it was going on.

Having your superstar baseball player play for the Oakland Raiders during the football season.

Was it a Love-Hate relationship?

WilliamTheIrish
04-21-2005, 03:23 AM
Favorite Royal was ol #5.

There were lots of great players to like on those teams though.
Frank, AO, Al Cowens, Big John....

FloridaChief
04-21-2005, 04:10 AM
Ted Abernathy.

Cochise
04-21-2005, 05:27 AM
ok how does a onsiding player get in the hall as a DH like moliter but a one siding player like frank white not get in

offense >>> defense according to the hall

Deberg_1990
04-21-2005, 05:31 AM
No Luv for Kevin Seitzer or Danny Tartabull yet??

patteeu
04-21-2005, 06:50 AM
"Dirty" Kurt Bevacqua (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=bevacku01) and Al "Mad Hungarian" Hrabosky (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=hraboal01) were two of the most colorful Royals IMO.

I didn't realize how short Bevacqua's stay with the Royals was until I googled him to check the spelling of his name. He almost always slid headfirst and his uniform was generally filthy by the end of the game.

Hrabosky used to turn his back to the batter, grind the ball into his glove, and talk to himself before slamming the ball into his glove one last time, turning to the plate and delivering a heater with the look of the devil in his eyes.

WilliamTheIrish
04-21-2005, 08:24 AM
"Dirty" Kurt Bevacqua (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=bevacku01) and Al "Mad Hungarian" Hrabosky (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=hraboal01) were two of the most colorful Royals IMO.

I didn't realize how short Bevacqua's stay with the Royals was until I googled him to check the spelling of his name. He almost always slid headfirst and his uniform was generally filthy by the end of the game.

Hrabosky used to turn his back to the batter, grind the ball into his glove, and talk to himself before slamming the ball into his glove one last time, turning to the plate and delivering a heater with the look of the devil in his eyes.

By the time we got Al, he was good for about one heater per appearance.

HemiEd
04-21-2005, 08:28 AM
George Brett of course. I think my second would be Steve Busby. The guy was just incredible. I think he has always been short changed on recognition. :rolleyes:

Mark M
04-21-2005, 08:39 AM
Dan Quisenberry. Used to try to throw like he did when we played baseball (with varying degrees of success).

Number 2 is Brett (duh) and third is Frank White (who's nothing but class ... and should be in the Hall of Fame).

MM
~~:Royals:

alpha_omega
04-21-2005, 08:40 AM
Brett

ROYC75
04-21-2005, 08:49 AM
Brett .... hands down.

I met Brett,Wilson and Jamie Quirk in 1983 @ Brookridge CC. They were at the par 5 # 2 hole and Brett just teed off about 250 - 270 yards. I was working as a maintence man on the course and was changing tees and washer fluid on the tee box. They were all cutting up about there shots, wise cracking and I looked at Brett and said, bet ya I can out drive that shot. He smarted off , real cocky like and I told him I had $ 5.00 to back it up. He told me maybe for $ 50.00. problem was I didn't have $ 50.00 to prove it to him.

Best athlete as a Royal......... Bo Jackson.

Ari Chi3fs
04-21-2005, 09:28 AM
Jerry Don Gleaton...




or not.






#29 the Quiz

Nubian Nut
04-21-2005, 11:11 AM
Amos Otis :)

tyton75
04-21-2005, 11:22 AM
good ole Willie Wilson
Quiz
and Brett

used to love how Quiz would screw around in the pen and spray people in GA

ENDelt260
04-21-2005, 11:24 AM
No Luv for Kevin Seitzer or Danny Tartabull yet??

When I was a kid I liked Danny Tartabull (I don't remember why), then I saw him on Letterman making fun of Kansas City and said f*ck him.

ChiTown
04-21-2005, 11:25 AM
As a player - no contest - George Brett
I have an autographed limited edition picture of his 3000th hit in my office. He epitomizes what baseball was all about, and was my idol growing up as a kid.

As a person - Frank White
Never met a more genuine, generous, down-to-earth guy than Frank. I met him several times in KC when he was a player and several times here in Wichita. Still the same great guy.

buddha
04-21-2005, 11:32 AM
Brett was the greatest Royal, but my personal fav was Amos Otis.

kc rush
04-21-2005, 12:09 PM
Frank White was my all time favorite. The had loads of talent, played forever, and was a good guy.

His daughter was in the same class as my brother so I would see him around our school occasionally. He would smile and say hi to anyone and everyone. We were both standing in the lobby one time and he commented to me what a nice day it was outside, I was too awestruck to say anything more than "yeah".