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Saturday lineup, Saberhagen bobbleheads

Saberhagen Bobblehead.jpgAll nine starters had hits last night in a 7-3 win…the same nine are in the lineup tonight for a 6:10 start vs. Detroit.  Come on out to The K – the first 20,000 fans will take home this Bret Saberhagen bobblehead!

Here’s your lineup:  (Podsednik – LF), (Kendall – C), (DeJesus – RF), (Butler – 1B), (Guillen – DH), (Callaspo – 3B), (Aviles – 2B), (Maier – CF), (Betancourt – SS), (Hochevar – P)

Homestand Highlights: T-Shirts, Bobbleheads and Build-A-Bears fill promotional lineup

Saberhagen_Bobble.jpgThe Royals celebrate the unofficial start of summer with a seven-game homestand that begins with a Memorial Day matinee against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Monday, May 31.  Game time is 1:10 p.m.  Following three more games against the Angels (June 1-3), the club welcomes the Detroit Tigers to Kauffman Stadium for a three-game weekend series (June 4-6) to complete a homestand filled with special events and premium giveaways.

Monday, May 31 – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs. Royals, 1:10 p.m.

         Buck “Night” – Enjoy a special Memorial Day edition of Buck Night with hot dogs, small Pepsi products, peanuts, Twinkies and Gameday Magazines for just $1 each.

         Hy-Vee Royal “Nite” – All Hy-Vee Level tickets (excluding Hy-Vee Reserved Box) are just $5.


85TrophyTShirt.jpgTuesday, June 1 – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs. Royals, 7:10 p.m.

         1985 World Series 25th Anniversary T-Shirt Tuesday – The first 20,000 fans receive an exclusive T-shirt celebrating the 25th anniversary of the club’s 1985 World Series victory presented by AT&T.

         Royal Blue Balloting Day – Fans are encouraged to vote for Royals players by submitting Firestone All-Star ballots for an opportunity to receive an exclusive All-Star T-shirt and Royals prizes.

Wednesday, June 2 – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs. Royals, 7:10 p.m.

         All You Can Eat Seats –

         Royal Blue Balloting Day –


Thursday, June 3 – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs. Royals, 1:10 p.m.

         INK College “Night” –

         Business at the Ballpark –

         Royal Blue Balloting Day –


Friday, June 4 – Detroit Tigers vs. Royals, 7:10 p.m.

         Kansas City Sky Show presented by 106.5 The Wolf, Hy-Vee and Pepsi – Stay after the game for the biggest fireworks show in the Midwest.  The 2010 Sky Show will pay tribute to the 25th anniversary of the club’s 1985 World Series victory with a complete 360 audio-visual experience blending world-class fireworks, pyrotechnics, special effects, mind-bending magic from entertainer Michael Grandinetti, high-definition video and a choreographed musical score.

         Bases Loaded 4-Pack –

         50/50 Friday – A new fundraiser from Royals Charities in which a lucky fan can win big!

         Royal Blue Balloting Day –


Saturday, June 5 – Detroit Tigers vs. Royals, 6:10 p.m.

         Royals Hall of Famer Bret Saberhagen bobblehead presented by Fox Sports Kansas City to the first 20,000 fans.

         610 Saturday – Enjoy great food, live music and activities for fans of all ages prior to the game in the Outfield Experience.

         Royal Blue Balloting Day –


Build-A-(Polar)-Bear.jpgSunday, June 6 – Detroit Tigers vs. Royals, 1:10 p.m.

         Build-A-Bear Workshop Polar Bear presented by the Kansas City Zoo to the first 8,000 kids 14 and under.  

         Faith & Family Day – The event, hosted by KCTV5 Chief Meteorologist Katie Horner, features a post-game concert by American Music Award-nominated Christian Artist Jeremy Camp.  A game ticket is required for admittance.

         Fun Run presented by Sprint.  All fans can run the bases after the game (conditions permitting).

         Bases Loaded 4-Pack –

         Royal Blue Balloting Day –

Awards Night photos

FanFest is underway!  We have a great crowd out here already – many of them are hoping to land the ticket for the Cy Young autograph session.  Here’s a look back at Royals Awards Night.


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Details on a special Cy Young autograph session

David Cone, Zack Greinke and Bret Saberhagen will take part in a one-of-a-kind autograph session at FanFest on Friday, January 15 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.  The first 4,000 fans entering FanFest each day will receive a commemorative backpack.  Prior to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, 250 of the backpacks will contain winning tickets that will allow the holder to enter the Cy Young autograph line.  All fans must present their winning ticket to enter the line, which will begin to form at 2:30 p.m.  Children under 14 who possess a winning ticket may be accompanied by an adult.  No photos with the participants will be allowed at this particular autograph session and only one item will be allowed to be signed per player.

On Thursday, January 14, Cone, Greinke and Saberhagen will each also attend Royals Awards Night presented by James B. Nutter.  The night will begin with the Budweiser Pre-Party at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and the awards show at 7 p.m.  Tables of 10 are available for $750 with individual tickets priced at $75.  Fans may secure Awards Night tickets by visiting  Tickets may also be purchased by calling (816) 504-4040 or visiting the Kauffman Stadium Box Office  from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Online and phone orders are subject to applicable service fees.  Tickets must be purchased by 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

Royals FanFest presented by Sprint and Teva is scheduled to take place this Friday and Saturday, January 15-16, at the Overland Park Convention Center.  Fans may secure FanFest tickets by visiting  Tickets may also be purchased by calling (816) 504-4040 or visiting the Kauffman Stadium Box Office during business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.).  Online and phone orders are subject to applicable service fees.  Tickets purchased in advance will be available at discounted prices. Advance two-day passes are $18 for adults and $9 for youth (ages 6-17), while advance single-day tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for youth.  All kids age five and under will be admitted free.  In addition, Royals 2010 season ticket holders will receive complimentary admission for Friday’s events.

Tickets will also be available at the Overland Park Convention Center on the days of the event.  For a complete listing of prices and purchase options as well as updated information on players scheduled to appear and event programming, visit

K.C.'s three Cy Young winners (Greinke, Cone, Saberhagen) to be at Awards Night on Thursday

1994 A.L. Cy Young winner David Cone will attend Royals Awards Night on Thursday, meaning that all three of the Royals’ Cy Young winners (Bret Saberhagen, 1985 and 1989; Zack Greinke, 2009) will take the stage together.  Mark Davis, who won the N.L. Cy while with the Padres in 1989, will also be at the event.  Davis, now a coach in the Kansas City system, is the 2009 Dick Howser Player Development Person of the Year.

A limited number of tickets are available until Wednesday at 5 p.m. Please call (816) 504-4040 or visit for tickets.

Click here to read Dick Kaegel’s story about Royals Awards Night:


Greinke Walking Off.jpgRoyals right-handed pitcher Zack Greinke today was the overwhelming choice as the 2009 American League Cy Young Award winner in balloting by the Baseball Writers Association of America.  Greinke’s Cy Young season is the fourth in Royals history as he becomes the third pitcher to win the award, joining two-time winner Bret Saberhagen (1985, 1989) and David Cone (1994).

The 26-year old Greinke was named first on 25 ballots and second on three ballots of the 28 total ballots cast by two writers in each American League city.  He received a total of 134 points, based on the 5-3-1 tabulations system for first, second and third-place votes.  The Mariners’ Felix Hernandez was the runner-up to Greinke, with 80 points and two first-place votes.  The Tigers’ Justin Verlander picked up the other first-place vote.  The Yankees’ CC Sabathia and the Blue Jays’ Roy Halladay also picked up votes.

Greinke has also been named the 2009 Royals Bruce Rice Pitcher of the Year, his second such award after taking home the honor in 2004.  The award was voted on by the Kansas City Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA).  Greinke was a unanimous selection for the Bruce Rice Award.

The Florida native posted arguably the greatest pitching season in Royals history and was already named both The Sporting News A.L. Pitcher of the Year and the A.L. Bullet Rogan Award winner by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.  The right-hander was 16-8 with a Major League-leading 2.16 ERA, the lowest in the circuit since Pedro Martinez posted a 1.74 ERA for Boston in 2000.  In addition to ERA, the Cy Young winner also paced the AL in opponent on-base pct. (.276), baserunners per nine innings (9.81) and fewest home runs per nine innings (0.43) while finishing second in numerous other categories including strikeouts, posting 242, second-most in Royals history. 


April Birthdays: Billy Butler turns 23

7-28 Butler 2.JPGBirthday wishes go out to Billy Butler, who is 23 today. Billy shares his birthday with Conan O’Brien, who turns 46.

Here’s a look at Royals birthdays for April:

Royals Hall of Fame pitcher Bret Saberhagen celebrated his 45th birthday on April 11. Ethel Kennedy, widow of Robert F. Kennedy, turned 81 on April 11.SaberhagenSpringTraining2.jpg



Kyle Farnsworth turned 33 on April 14. Pete Rose (68), Brad Garrett (49) from Everybody Loves Raymond and Sarah Michelle Gellar, a.k.a. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, were all born on April 14.

Infielder Alberto Callaspo turns 26 on Sunday. Alberto shares his day with tennis star Maria Sharapova (22), actress Kate Hudson (30), and actress Ashley Judd (41)9-26 Callaspo.jpg.

Third base coach Dave Owen (below) will be 51 on April 25. Renee Zellweger turns 40 on this day, which is also the 77th birthday for the Meadowlark Lemon, the “Clown Prince” of Harlem Globetrotter fame.Bloomquist_Teahen_Owen2-24.jpg

Royals Hall of Famer Amos Otis turns 62 on April 26, which is also celebrated by Carol Burnett (76).

Pitching coach Bob McClure rounds out our birthday list on April 29. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld will turn 55, while Andre Agassi, Master P, and Uma Thurman will celebrate their 39th birthday.



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