The Road to the Show

Day one of FanFest is in the books, and it was a success. You could feel a vibe amongst the fans and the players (read more about that in this column by royals.com beat writer Dick Kaegel).

We hope you can head out to the Overland Park Convention Center on Sunday. There are so many features for the kids…batting cages, a fly ball challenge, a home run derby, a speed pitch…the list goes on.

Be sure to check out the “Road to the Show” display, which highlights the minor league affiliates. At scheduled times throughout the day, four of our organizational award winners are on hand to interact with fans and sign autographs. Here are photos of our Road to the Show guys as they picked up honors on Friday at the Royals Awards Night:


D20_5789.jpgDan Cortes
- Paul Splittorff Pitcher of the Year for the organization’s top pitcher.


D20_5772.jpgJeff Bianchi
- Frank White Defensive Player of the Year for the organization’s top defensive player.


D20_5754.jpgDerrick Robinson
– Willie Wilson Base Runner of the Year for the organization’s top base runner.

D20_5734.jpgEverett Teaford - Mike Sweeney Award for a player who best represents the organization on and off the field.

 

Check back on Monday for a complete pictorial wrap up of the weekend!

 

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1 Comment

I’ve been reading all the articles about the FanFest and I’m really impressed by the turnout and enthusiasm. I’m a Yankee fan, but I spent time in KC researching a book and was struck by the loyalty and commitment of Royals fans. (My favorite part of the Kauffman Stadium experience was the “And the Oscar goes to…” scoreboard game. Really fun.)

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