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June Birthdays




Gibbons_3653.jpgRoyals bench coach John Gibbons celebrated his 47th birthday on June 8.  Fellow Texan and former First Lady Barbara Bush turned 84 on June 8.  Nancy Sinatra, daughter of Ol’ Blue Eyes and the voice behind “These Boots Are Made For Walkin'” celebrated her 69th birthday.

 


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Royals Radio Network engineer Don Free will celebrate his birthday in multiple states on Thursday.  His birthday starts in Texas as the Royals play an afternoon game in Houston.  The Royals will fly to Pittsburgh Thursday evening to begin a series on Friday.  Jimmie Walker, who played J.J. on “Good Times,” will turn 62.  As J.J would say, that’s Dy-no-mite!

 



Hernandez_Luis_5695.jpgShortstop Luis Hernandez will be 25 on June 26.  He shares his day with another shortstop, Derek Jeter, who turns 35.  Sports legend Babe Didrikson Zaharias was born on this date in 1914.

 


2008_st_mahay1_7098.jpgVeteran reliever Ron Mahay turns 38 on June 28.  NFL Hall of Famer and 1979 Royals draft pick John Elway will be 49.

 


9-26 Maier.jpgMitch Maier rounds out the month with his 27th birthday on June 30.  Fellow birthdays include Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps (24) and former heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson (43).

Saturday Lineup, Friday Recap, Promotions Lineup

Greetings Royals fans! Hopefully a few of you are reading this from sunny Surprise, Arizona, where the temperature is expected to top 80 today. What a crazy week in Kansas City…70+ degrees for our stadium tour on Wednesday (check out the pictures), and now, we have one of our larger snowfalls of the winter!

Lefebvre Stewart Free.jpgKansas City hosts San Diego at Surprise Stadium today (2:05 Central, 1:05 local). Today’s game can be heard on 610 Sports in Kansas City and on royals.com with a subscription to Gameday Audio. Steve Stewart and Ryan Lefebvre will call the action while Don Free runs the controls. Brian Bannister makes his spring debut on his 28th birthday. Here’s the lineup:

  

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Crisp – CF
Aviles – SS
DeJesus – LF
Guillen – DH
Jacobs – 1B
Gordon – 3B
Teahen – 2B
Buck – C
Duarte – RF
Bannister – RHP

Available Pitchers:
Hochevar – RHP
Gobble – LHP
DiNardo – LHP
Cortes – RHP
Waechter – RHP
Colon – RHP

Yesterday, Zack Greinke (above right) pitched two perfect innings as KC beat the Giants 6-1.

 


Shealy HR Celebration 2.27.jpgRyan Shealy is starting 2009 the way he finished 2008…on a power surge! He clubbed a 3-run home run for the Blue Crew. 

 

We also want to point out the 2009 promotions, special events, and ticket initiatives. Fan favorites such as Buck Night and Hy-Vee/Pepsi Fireworks Fridays are back. In addition, the Royals will have two Girls’ Night Out events and plenty of great giveaways! Single game tickets go on sale to the general public next Saturday, so scope the promotions list and mark your top events now! Click here for the complete list that was released today!

 

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