Remembering Paul Splittorff

We were deeply saddened to learn this morning of the passing of Royals’ Hall of Fame pitcher and broadcaster Paul Splittorff due to complications from melanoma.  The all-time winningest pitcher in franchise history passed away at the family home in Blue Springs, MO. 

“Splitt” was a member of the franchise from the beginning – he was a 25th round pick in 1968 out of Morningside College in Iowa.  He debuted with Kansas City in 1970 and went on to win 166 games before retiring in 1984.  Here are some photos of Paul:



We’ll miss you, Splitt.

I am sorry to hear about Splittorff. He was truly one of a kind.
He will be sadly missed by friends and love ones.

One of my childhood heroes has passed. My deepest sympathies and prayers to his family, friends, and colleagues. Paul Splittorff will always be fondly remembered for the great memories that he gave me as a child.

Well done. Rest in Peace.

My favorite Royal of all times. Thank you for the wonderful memories… My thoughts & prayers go out to your family. He will always be remembered by so many.

R.I.P. No 34. SPLIT you will be sadly missed by all! Condolences to your family! You were truly an icon!

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