25 years of Royal misery
Once a winner on par with Yankees, Kansas City unable to reclaim magic
KANSAS CITY -- Back in the day, though not the real old days -- just before cell phones, the Internet and steroid-enhanced baseball players -- the Kansas City Royals operated as a buttoned-down, IBM-like franchise, ruling the American League in the late '70s and early '80s alongside George Steinbrenner's Yankees.
These days, the franchise is forever rebuilding and chasing another last-place finish. But back then it fielded one of the game's most charismatic stars and purest ...
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