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The Royals Caravan presented by Fox Sports Kansas City rolled into Fort Riley today. George Brett, Jamie Quirk, Joe Randa and broadcaster Joel Goldberg met with the troops from the First Infantry Division (the Big Red One.) The group will visit elementary school students in Salina this afternoon before taking in the K-State vs. Texas A&M game tonight at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan. Special thanks to Royals VP Mike Swanson for sending photos from his phone.
Here, George Brett and Joe Randa take a look at an assault helicopter. George took his turn in the pilot’s seat.
Our guys took group photos with the military personnel and their families. At left is the Black Hawk helicopter. The Chinook is on the right.
At left is a group photo. On the right, George gives a ‘thumbs up’ from the Apache helicopter. Thank you to all of the military personnel who came out for the visit! For details on future Caravan visits, check out http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/kc/fan_forum/caravan.jsp!
The 2010 Royals Caravan, presented by Fox Sports Kansas City, will kick off with a salute to members of the military and their families at Fort Riley as well as appearances in Salina and Manhattan, Kan., on Tuesday, January 12.
Hall of Fame third baseman George Brett, former catcher Jamie Quirk, former third baseman Joe Randa and broadcaster Joel Goldberg will tour Fort Riley prior to meeting members of the Combat Aviation Brigade. The visit comes as the unit composed of more than 2,700 soldiers prepares to deploy overseas in support of the nation’s war efforts.
Following the visit to Ft. Riley, the group will meet students at Cottonwood Elementary in Salina, Kan., located at 215 S. Phillips. The all-school assembly, scheduled to take place from 2:15-3 p.m., will feature Royals’ mascot Sluggerrr along with the members of the Royals traveling party.
The group will then attend the 6 p.m. Texas A&M-Kansas State University men’s basketball game at Bramlage Coliseum on the K-State campus. Prior to the game, members of the traveling party will be available for media interviews.
2010 Royals Caravan presented by Fox Sports Kansas City
West Caravan Trip: Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Participants: George Brett, Jamie Quirk, Joe Randa, Joel Goldberg and Sluggerrr
Tuesday, Jan. 12 (Ft. Riley, Salina and Manhattan, Kan.)
11:15-12:45 p.m. Visit with members of the military and their families at Ft. Riley (Hosted by KJCK)
2:15-3 p.m. School visit at Cottonwood Elementary – 215 S. Phillips in Salina (Hosted by KSAL)
6 p.m. Texas A&M vs. K-State men’s basketball game (Hosted by KMAN & K-State)
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Mark Teahen’s charitable efforts in the Kansas City community earned him the Hutch Award yesterday. The national award is given annually to a Major League Baseball player who best exemplifies the honor, courage and dedication of baseball great Fred Hutchinson, both on and off the field. Teahen, traded to Chicago on November 6, is the first member of the White Sox to win the award. George Brett (1980), Dennis Leonard (1986) and Mike Sweeney (2007) are past Hutch recipients. This was Teahen’s second year as a finalist for the award.
Teahen is the spokesperson for the YMCA Challenger Baseball program in Kansas City. His fundraising efforts with the program include an annual fashion show. He also participated in countless community events, including the Royals AbilityCAMP, an interactive baseball camp for children with disabilities. Thank you Mark for your work in the Kansas City community!
Royals infielder/outfielder Mark Teahen is a finalist for the Hutch Award for the second straight year. He is the only repeat nominee from last year’s group of 10 finalists. The honor is given to the MLB player who best exemplifies the spirit and competitive desire of Fred Hutchinson, a baseball player who passed away from cancer in 1964 at the age of 45.
Mark participates in numerous community appearances throughout the year and is the spokesperson for Kansas City’s Challenger Division baseball program.
The other nominees are Jonny Gomes, Tim Hudson, Torii Hunter, Mark Lowe, Mike Lowell, Nick Markakis, Kevin Millwood, Justin Morneau and Albert Pujols.
The Royals have had three Hutch winners (George Brett, 1980, Dennis Leonard, 1986 and Mike Sweeney, 2007). This year’s award will be the 45th. Mickey Mantle accepted the first award in 1965 and Boston’s Jon Lester was the 2008 recipient. Other recipients include Hall-of-Famers Sandy Koufax, Carl Yastrzemski, Al Kaline, Willie McCovey and Lou Brock.
For more information about the Hutch Award, including a full list of past recipients, visit www.fhcrc.org/hutchaward.
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.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.
Royals 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 MLB.com.
The halter top is back – on July 4, the first 10,000 ladies will receive a Royals Halter Top, while the first 10,000 males will receive a Royals Classic Ringer Tee. Saturday’s game starts at 12:10. Buy your tickets today!
Royals’ greats George Brett and Willie Wilson recently sat down to discuss their memories of past Halter Top Days. Here’s the video:
Joakim Soria’s big day is Monday as he hits the quarter-century mark. He shares his day with baseball greats Brooks Robinson (72) and Reggie Jackson (63) and comic Tina Fey (39). The late Pope John Paul II was born on this day in 1920.
Two broadcasters round out our list. Bob Davis has a birthday on May 27 (as does Henry Kissinger, 86), while Fred White celebrates on May 29. Bob Hope was born on May 29, 1903 and John F. Kennedy was born on that day in 1917.
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.