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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 www.royals.com/awardsnight. 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 www.royals.com/fanfest. 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 www.royals.com/fanfest.
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 http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/kc/fan_forum/awards_dinner.jsp for tickets.
Click here to read Dick Kaegel’s story about Royals Awards Night: http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100112&content_id=7906560&vkey=news_kc&fext=.jsp&c_id=kc
Royals 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.
Here’s some exciting news, Royals fans! Zack Greinke will be on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated! Greinke is the first Royal to grace the cover since David Cone in 1993. He joins the likes of George Brett, Darrell Porter, Clint Hurdle, the 1985 Royals, Bo Jackson, and Cone as Royals on the cover.