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Mike Montgomery wins Double-A debut

Montgomery.jpgThe Royals have had a pair of pitchers by the name of Montgomery over the years…Monty Montgomery was drafted by K.C. in 1968 and pitched in the big leagues from 1971-72.  Jeff Montgomery recorded 304 saves on his way to the Royals Hall of Fame.  A third Monty has taken another step on the road to Kansas City.

Mike Montgomery made his official Double-A debut today for NW Arkansas (his first start ended in a rainout).  While he walked four, Monty struck out eight and held Springfield to a pair of hits and a run over 5.2 IP.  He picked up the win in a 3-1 game, the sixth straight overall for NW Arkansas.  Mike was promoted to NW Arkansas after a sizzling start to the year – he earned Carolina League Pitcher of the Week honors in each of the first two weeks.  Thank you to the Naturals for sending this photo from today’s game!

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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