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Broadcast Auction set for July 27; additional items open for bid online now!

On Tuesday, FSKC viewers will have the opportunity to bid on eight unique ballpark experiences during the Royals/Twins game.  The auction begins at 6:30 p.m. during the Hy-Vee Royals LIVE pre-game show and continues throughout the game telecast.  All proceeds from the event will benefit Royals Charities.

Fans will have an opportunity to support Royals Charities by phoning in bids for unique experiences including batting lessons with Billy Butler or a grounds crew experience in which the winner will get to change a base during the game.  Most experiences include game tickets in the BATS Crown Club.

Frank_and_Ryan.JPGExperiences scheduled to be auctioned off are listed below.

Grounds Crew Experience for Two

Television/Radio Broadcast Experience for Two

Royals Deluxe Autographed Hall of Fame Package

Suite Night with George Brett – Friday, July 30 vs. Baltimore Orioles

Grounds.jpgUltimate VIP Batting Practice and Fireworks Experience for Four

Hitting Lessons with Billy Butler for Three

Outfield Experience Kids Birthday Party for 20

Ceremonial First Pitch Honors




Fans are encouraged to visit for package details.  The site will also feature some additional auction items available exclusively through the  The online auction began at 9:00 a.m. today and will close at midnight on Tuesday, July 27.

Bret Saberhagen Autographed Jersey

Zack Greinke Autographed Cap

George Brett Autographed Pole Banner                                       

Billy Butler Autographed Jersey

Yuniesky Betancourt Autographed Jersey

In addition, Royals Charities will also be offering a limited number of exclusive Royals ticket packages during the Broadcast Auction.  The package, valued at over $200, includes:

Four Field Box Tickets for either September 17 vs. Cleveland or October 2 vs. Tampa Bay

Four All-Day Passes for Outfield Experience Games                  

$25 Blanc Burgers + Bottles Gift Card

$5 Sheridan’s Frozen Custard Gift Card                                         

A Blue Reserved Parking Pass

A Royals T-Shirt                                                                                          

A Royals Cap

Visit for more details!


Royals, Chiefs to offer two-pack ticket option for September 13 Kansas City doubleheader

 The Royals and Chiefs are partnering on a special two-pack ticket and parking package for the Major League Baseball-Monday Night Football doubleheader at the Truman Sports Complex on Monday, September 13.  Fans may take advantage of this special offer at or by visiting the Chiefs Ticket Office during regular business hours (Monday- Friday from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM).

Fans are encouraged to be a part of one of the most eagerly-anticipated single-day sporting events in recent Kansas City history.  Jackson County residents can purchase tickets beginning tomorrow, July 8, at 10:00 a.m. at the Chiefs ticket box office window with a personal tax receipt.  Tickets will go on sale to the Royals and Chiefs season-tickets holders on July 9 at 10:00 am.  The general public will then be able to purchase tickets beginning at 1:00 p.m. on July 9.

Fans can purchase this special two-pack to the MLB-NFL doubleheader on September 13 for as little as $68 per package (one seat for both games).  The Royals will offer tickets in the Dugout Plaza, Field Box, Field Plaza and Hy-Vee Reserve Box sections.  The Chiefs will have tickets available in the following sections: Lower Level Red Zone, Upper Level Red Select, Upper Level TD Zone and Upper Level Red Reserve.

The action begins at 2:10 p.m. (CDT) when the Royals host the Oakland Athletics at Kauffman Stadium.  Fans purchasing the special two-pack discounted parking option for $25 (savings of $7) will be able to remain parked and begin tailgating in preparation for the grand opening of the New Arrowhead.  The evening will conclude when the Chiefs face the San Diego Chargers at 9:15 p.m. (CDT) as Monday Night Football makes its long-awaited return to Kansas City.

For more information fans can contact the Royals at (816) 504-4040 (Option 3) or by email at

Homestand Highlights: June 25-30

The I-70 Series presented by Sprint returns to Kauffman Stadium as the Royals host the St. Louis Cardinals in a three-game weekend series, June 24-27, to complete  Interleague Play for 2010.  The series includes a special Saturday afternoon game set for 1:10 p.m.  The Royals then welcome the Chicago White Sox to Kansas City for a three-game set, June 28-30.

TRAFFIC UPDATE:  The Royals would like to alert fans that Stadium Drive is currently closed at Raytown Road.  To access parking on the west side of Kauffman Stadium, fans may proceed on Raytown Road past Stadium Drive and will be able to enter the Truman Sports Complex through Gate 5.  To access parking on the east side of Kauffman Stadium, fans may continue on Raytown Road approximately one mile past Gate 5 and enter the complex through Gate 4.

Friday, June 25 – St. Louis Cardinals vs. Royals presented by Sprint, 7:10 p.m.
? Hy-Vee/Pepsi Fireworks Fridays – A spectacular fireworks show after every Friday home game.

Saturday, June 26 – St. Louis Cardinals vs. Royals presented by Sprint, 1:10 p.m.
? 610 Saturday – Enjoy great food, live music and activities for fans of all ages prior to the game in the Outfield Experience.

85Poster_sm.jpgSunday, June 27 – St. Louis Cardinals vs. Royals presented by Sprint, 1:10 p.m.

? Salute to the 1985 Royals World Series Poster presented by James Printing to the first 20,000 fans. As an added bonus, a limited number of posters that will be distributed at the gates have been signed by Royals Hall of Fame second baseman Frank White. 

? Fun Run presented by Sprint.  All fans can run the bases after the game (conditions permitting).
? Bases Loaded 4-Pack –

Monday, June 28 – Chicago White Sox vs. Royals, 7:10 p.m.
? Hy-Vee Royal Nite – All Hy-Vee Level tickets (excluding Hy-Vee Reserved Box) are just $5.

73_front.jpgTuesday, June 29 – Chicago White Sox vs. Royals, 7:10 p.m.
? T-Shirt Tuesday – The first 20,000 fans receive a retro All-Star t-shirt commemorating the 1973 All-Star Game in Kansas City courtesy of Commerce Bank. 

Wednesday, June 30 – Chicago White Sox vs. Royals, 7:10 p.m.
? 1985 World Series DVD – Relive one of the most dramatic games in club history with a commemorative copy of Game 5 of the 1985 World Series, a 2-0 win for the Royals over St. Louis which staved off elimination and set the stage for the club’s dramatic seven-game series win.  The DVD is part of the Kansas City Royals 1985 World Series Collector’s Edition DVD box set, featuring complete TV broadcasts of all seven games and available beginning July 27.
? 1980s Special Edition INK College Night – The Royals are celebrating the decade of break dancing, jellies and the Rubik’s Cube with a special 1980s edition of INK College Night.  An ’80s-themed costume contest and trivia showdown will take place in the Outfield Experience prior to the game with special prizes awarded to contest winners in both categories. or
? All You Can Eat Seats –

Fans may purchase tickets online at, by calling 1-800-6ROYALS, at area Hy-Vee stores or at the Kauffman Stadium Box Office. 


Fox Sports Kansas City has added the Royals game on Wednesday, June 23 at Washington to its telecast schedule.  The Royals are scheduled to face Nationals rookie pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg that day.

Royals Live pregame coverage from Nationals Park will start at 3 p.m. CT, with the game broadcast at 3:30 p.m.  Fox Sports Kansas City will replay the game in prime time, starting at approximately 6:45 p.m.

The June 23 game was not previously scheduled for TV.  As part of the schedule change, the Royals Sept. 13 game vs. Oakland will not be televised.

Royals announce special pre-sale on DRI DUCK Fountain Seats for Cardinals series

The Royals have announced that the DRI DUCK Fountain Seats for the Royals-St. Louis Cardinals series, June 25-27, will be available for purchase at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 17.  The special pre-sale is attributed to the high demand for the popular I-70 Series.  On Thursday, all available DRI DUCK Fountain Seats for June 25-27 will be available for purchase exclusively at the Kauffman Stadium Box Office Gate C Ticket Windows.

Fans will be able to purchase up to four (4) DRI DUCK Fountain Seats for each of the three games.  For this series only, the limit was changed from six to four per game to accommodate more fans.

Please note that the Saturday, June 26 contest has a special start time of 1:10 p.m.

In addition, fans purchasing DRI DUCK seats in advance for the Cardinals series this Thursday are eligible for a special offer, “Buy One Get One Free” tickets in the Hy-Vee Infield or Field Plaza for that night’s 7:10 p.m. contest between the Royals and Astros.


Jason Kendall: Gritty veteran

Kendall.jpgIndependence Day is usually filled with fireworks, barbecues and time with friends and family.  July 4, 1999 was not a celebration for Jason Kendall – it was a career crossroads. 

Kendall, who had turned 25 just eight days earlier, came into that day’s matinee against Milwaukee with a .335 average, fourth in the National League.  Kendall looked to maintain the mark by running out a bunt attempt.  What ensued was one of the most gruesome injuries in baseball history as Kendall dislocated his right ankle.  He underwent surgery the same day. 

Some athletes may not have returned from the injury.  Kendall did that and much more.  Twelve months and one week after the incident, Kendall started in the All-Star Game!  He went on to set personal bests in doubles and home runs while becoming the first Pittsburgh catcher to score 100 runs in a season.

Fast forward nearly a decade from Kendall’s banner season in 2000.  Critics are quick to point out that his speed has slowed a bit or that his batting average has dipped.  However, Kendall sees an opportunity to rebound, an opportunity to prove himself.  The voice on the other end of Friday’s teleconference had the exuberance of a rookie and the experience of a 14-year veteran. 

Kendall says that he sees the game differently now than when he broke into the majors.  He says it took him six to seven years to master the craft of calling a Major League game.  It’s not an easy thing to do and Kendall had an added advantage of growing up as the son of a big league catcher. 

The ability to call the game attracted the Royals.  General Manager Dayton Moore sees Kendall as one of baseball’s better game callers.  He sees good blocking skills and a batter who works the count.  Beyond those traits, Moore recognizes the intangibles that Kendall brings to the club: experience, a no-nonsense approach, an old-school attitude, a player who is respected by peers and coaches alike.  That makes Kendall someone who will, as Moore put it,  “shape the culture” of the catching philosophy in Kansas City. 

While the Royals were scouting Kendall, the catcher likewise kept an eye on Kansas City.  His dad, Fred, was the bullpen coach in 2006 and 2007.  The elder Kendall told Jason about the young group of players in Kansas City.  Jason has watched the Royals on MLB Extra Innings.  He sees the talent in the young players and believes that the Royals are ready to take the next step. 

Kendall spoke about his love for the game and a desire to give back to the game by mentoring Kansas City’s pitching staff.  He sees mentoring as his number one priority and is excited to catch Zack Greinke.  The veteran still carries the same determination that helped him return from the ankle injury.  That hard-nosed style of play should make him a fan favorite in the heartland.

2010 K Crew Auditions

2009 K Crew Group.JPGDo you have what it takes to entertain with the best? The Kansas City Royals will be holding auditions in November for the 2010 K Crew.  If you feel you have the style, skill and enthusiasm to be a member of the premier MLB interactive team, this is your chance to show us!

The K Crew will be in its fourth season as a MLB entertainment team, and the Royals are eager to select individuals that will demonstrate excellent entertainment and performance ability and a highly enthusiastic personality.  In addition to providing entertainment at Royals home games during the 2010 MLB season, the K Crew is called upon to make promotional appearances and participate in community and charity events.

K Crew 2.jpgIt’s your time to shine, so come out to this year’s K Crew auditions.  Auditions will be held Saturday, November 14th from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Kauffman Stadium.  While walk-up applicants are welcomed, you can pre-register now.  Mandatory audition attire includes an athletic shirt, shorts and tennis shoes.  Applicants will not be considered without this attire.

Additional registration information can be found on the Official K Crew Web page.

We look forward to seeing you at auditions.  Good Luck!

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Moustakas among five players named to Arizona Fall League roster

The Royals have announced that five minor leaguers have committed to play for the Surprise Rafters in the 2009 Arizona Fall League.  Shortstop Jeff Bianchi, third baseman Mike Moustakas, outfielder David Lough, right-handed pitcher Danny Gutierrez and left-hander Ben Swaggerty will play for Surprise manager Brian Rupp, the current manager for the Royals’ Class A Advanced club in Wilmington.  Kansas City will fill two additional spots on the roster by September 10.

bianchi jeff_825.jpgBianchi, 22, has split the 2009 season with Wilmington and Northwest Arkansas (AA), batting a combined .307 with 25 doubles, seven home runs, 59 RBI, 66 runs scored and 22 stolen bases.  The 6-foot, 175-pounder from Lancaster, Pa. was the Royals’ second-round selection in the 2005 draft.






Moustakas.jpgMoustakas, KC’s first-round pick (2nd overall) in the 2007 draft, has hit .252 with 27 doubles, 15 home runs and 79 RBI as a 20-year old for Wilmington.  His RBI total places him tied for third in the Carolina League while his homers are tied for sixth.

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The 23-year old Lough, like Bianchi, has split his time this season between Wilmington and NW Arkansas, and is currently batting .331 with 10 doubles, eight home runs, 28 RBI, 34 runs and 11 steals in 47 games for the Naturals.  He was the Royals 11th round pick from the 2007 draft.

gutierrez dan_1035.jpgGutierrez is 0-0 with a 2.11 ERA in seven games (three starts) for Wilmington, walking five and striking out 21 in 21.1 innings.  The 22-year old right-hander was a 33rd round pick for the Royals in the 2005 draft.


swaggerty ben_1606.jpgSwaggerty is a left-handed reliever who was 3-1 with a 1.64 ERA in 16 appearances for Wilmington before posting a 3-1 mark with a 3.57 ERA in 22 outings at NW Arkansas.  The 27-year old signed with Kansas City as an undrafted free agent in 2007.

The Arizona Fall League season begins on October 13.

Saturday lineup and Howser figurines

Howser figurine.jpg6:10 start tonight at Kauffman.  All-Star Zack Greinke is on the mound.  The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown out by Jana Howser, daughter of the late Dick Howser.  The first 20,000 fans will receive a replica figurine of the Dick Howser statue.


(DeJesus – LF)

(Bloomquist – CF)

(Butler – 1B)

(Guillen – DH)

(Teahen – RF)

(Olivo – C)

(Gordon – 3B)

(Callaspo – 2B)

(Betancourt – SS)

(Greinke – P)

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.


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