Sporting Up Blog — World Series

Royals’ Championship Started with Hire of Dayton Moore

Posted by Mark Schremmer on

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – An estimated crowd of 800,000 people flooded the streets of downtown Kansas City on Tuesday to celebrate the Royals’ first World Series title since 1985. Championship parades and rallies are joyous occasions regardless of the team or city. But this one was special. To truly understand why almost half the population of the Kansas City metro area walked miles to see a glimpse of a Royals player or the championship trophy, you must first know the journey this franchise endured. When owner David Glass hired Dayton Moore to be the team’s general manager in June 2006,...

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