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Thanksgiving wishes from the Royals! (photos)

City Union Mission Frank 2.jpgAs the holiday season gets underway, we would like to recognize members of the Royals family who recently served a Thanksgiving meal at the City Union Mission.  Royals Hall of Famer Frank White, outfielder David DeJesus and former outfielder Les Norman were joined by Royals associates on November 11 at the Mission’s two locations.

City Union Mission Norman.jpgWhite and Norman helped to serve 100 guests at the Mission’s Family Center.  DeJesus’ team served meals to 300 guests at the Men’s Center.

City Union Mission DeJesus 2.jpgThe City Union Mission has provided warm beds, nutritious food and a safe place for thousands of poverty stricken and homeless men, women and children in the Kansas City area.  The Christian ministry receives no government support, but rather relies solely on support from individuals, churches, foundations, organizations and businesses.  Both of their locations are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  If you would like to help the City Union Mission, please visit .

UPDATE – Read Dick Kaegel’s article on the City Union Mission and the Royals in the community here:

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FSKC takes the booth outside

The FOX Sports Kansas City broadcast team will have their third “out of the booth” broadcast tonight.  Look for Ryan Lefebvre in left field near the DRI-DUCK seats, while Frank White will report from the Hall of Fame. 

Hall of Fame Classic Photos

Some of your all-time favorite Royals played against a team of former MLB stars in the Hall of Fame Classic on Friday.  As the photos show, they had a great time at the “New” K as they raised money for TeamSmile and Royals Charities

Here’s what we noticed in a few of the pictures below:  Dennis Leonard has maintained his imposing look on the mound…Willie Wilson still has that great jump out of the batter’s box…George Brett played defense as a righty and as a lefty…Frank White connected on a couple of great hits…and Brett’s signature follow through looks the same as it did throughout his career.

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The Royals Hall of Fame opens FRIDAY – here's a sneak peek!

Frank.JPGThe Royals will dedicate the new Royals Hall of Fame with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:05 on Friday.  After the brief ceremony, the Hall of Fame will be open to fans.  No separate ticket is required for the Hall of Fame for fans with game tickets.  Fans will be admitted every 15 minutes in groups of 40 to tour the Hall of Fame, which features interactive displays and exhibits that chronicle Kansas City’s baseball history from 1884 to the present. 

George with Kevin Uhlich.JPGThe Royals Hall of Fame will be open during all home games and will operate daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the baseball season.  On Thursday, there was a media tour and a reception for the Hall of Fame Classic.  Royals photographer Chris Vleisides snapped a few pictures of Royals greats George Brett and Frank White as they took their first glimpses at the new displays.  They say pictures are worth a thousand words…or in this case, 3,154…the number of hits George had, and the number of baseballs in this display.

Royals Hall of Famers raise awareness for ALS

ALS Willie Wilson.jpgThe 70th anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s “Luckiest Man” speech is this Saturday, July 4.  The Royals are joining Major League Baseball in the fight against ALS or “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.”  Each MLB team that is at home on July 4 will host a reading of Gehrig’s farewell speech and all players will wear a “4♦ALS” patch in support of the cause.  Representatives from the ALS Association, ALS TDI, MDA’s Augie’s Quest and Project A.L.S. will be on hand at Kauffman Stadium.  

ALS Dennis Leonard.jpgRoyals Hall of Famers George Brett, Dennis Leonard, Frank White and Willie Wilson are taking part in the special reading of Lou Gehrig’s speech.  Dennis and Willie stopped by the office today to record their lines.  Here are some exclusive pictures!  Special thanks to Royals associates Ben Aken, Senior Director of Community Relations, and Chris DeRuyscher, Director of Event Presentation and Production, for their work on the video project.

To learn more about on the “4♦ALS” cause including opportunities to support the fight against ALS, please visit

FSKC takes the booth outside

Ryan and Frank 1.jpgLast night, FOX Sports Kansas City announcers Ryan Lefebvre and Frank White left their normal perch on the broadcast level of Kauffman Stadium for a view from the Pepsi Party Porch.  Team photographer Chris Vleisides stopped by for a few pictures.  FSKC will be outside again on Sunday, this time broadcasting from the Bud Light Party Deck on the roof of Rivals in right field.  Look for Ryan and Frank on the Party Deck on Sunday as the Royals battle St. Louis!




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Renovation Pictures – Retired Numbers

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5, 10, 20, 42. Brett, Howser, White, Robinson. Those are Kansas City’s retired numbers and the names that Royals fans associate with them. The numbers are getting a new home at Kauffman Stadium…they will be displayed on the front of the new Royals Hall of Fame in left field. Here’s a look at the numbers being installed in their new location:



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Royals uniform history: 20



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MontyMontgomeryAction.JPGToday we take a look at a uniform number and its place in Royals history. Since 20 is a retired number and today is 2-20-2009, let’s start with 20!

Number 20, retired in 1995, is synonymous with Kansas City’s own Frank White, who wore the number as a player from 1974 to 1990 and again as a coach from 1997 to 2001.

Do you know what number Frank wore when he first came to the Majors in 1973? 19. At least for his first 51 Major League games.

Only three other Royals have worn number 20: Jim Campanis (sliding above) was the first to don the number in 1969 and 1970. Monty Montgomery (at left, 1971-72) and Barry Raziano (1973) also wore 20 before Frank. Keep checking ATH…we’ll review a number each month!

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Dreams realized at Royals Alumni Fantasy Camp

Have you ever wanted to take swings against Dennis Leonard, field ground balls with Frank White, or run the bases with Willie Wilson? That’s what a group of 70 loyal Royals fans are doing this week at the 2009 Royals Alumni Fantasy Camp in Surprise, Arizona. The whole week is geared to make it just like life in the big leagues—lockers with nameplates, personalized jerseys, practice sessions, games, food, kangaroo court, and of course, the stories from the alumni.

The 2009 camp is wrapping up, but you can plan ahead for 2010. Look for details later this summer on

Today, the campers battled the alumni for bragging rights. Here are a few pictures from sunny Surprise.












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Royals Caravan heads west

Right-handed pitchers Brian Bannister and Kyle Davies, broadcaster Steve Stewart, and Royals Hall of Famers Frank White and John Mayberry are touring western Kansas this week. Senior Director of Community Relations Ben Aken and Senior Director of Publicity Lora Grosshans (a Minneapolis, Kan. native) are traveling with the group. They sent us these photos.

IMG_5158.JPGDay one featured stops in Emporia, Topeka, and Lawrence. A family in Emporia wanted to have their baby signed. Here, Big John Mayberry places his autograph on the little one.






IMG_5178 smaller 2.jpgThe day ended with a special visit to the KU-Texas A&M game at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence. Brian Bannister caught up with a familiar face, Bob Davis, the voice of the Jayhawks and Royals baseball on the Royals Radio Network. Brian attended USC and loves his cardinal and gold, but he proudly sported KU blue as the Jayhawks cruised to a 20-point victory.

D20_9607.jpgOn Tuesday, the caravan rolled into Fort Riley, home of the U.S. Army’s First Infantry Division, also known as the Big Red One. Our crew demonstrated a tough guy pose as they stepped off the bus.

D20_9635.jpgInside the Post Exchange, it was all smiles as the Fort Riley FRG (Family Readiness Group) was presented a $25,000 check from Royals Charities. The donation to the Fort Riley Family Readiness Group will support the families of the 4,000 men and women from Fort Riley that were deployed to Iraq in October. Family Readiness Groups are organized to serve as an important source of inspiration, training and support for a unit’s family members during deployment.

Then, our group met with the troops and their families. RSS Feed (Subscribe to this blog)


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On the left: Back row:  Spc. Hernandez, Spc. Knox, Frank White, Cpt. Fultcher, Master Sgt. Sellers, John Mayberry, Sgt. Lee, Staff Sgt.
Schieble, Pvt. Doss, Sgt. Chisholm, Staff Sgt. Brooks, Kyle Davies.

Front Row:  Maj. Hogan, Sgt. Castro, 1st Lt. Roshak, Spc. Henneberque, Spc. Nelson, Brian Bannister


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