Royals trade Drew Butera to Rockies: undefined
July 25, 1990
Following his first-inning single, a triple in the third, and a fifth inning double, George Brett hits a leadoff homer in the seventh to complete the cycle in the Royals’ 6-1 victory over Toronto at the Sky Dome. The Kansas City third baseman, who will retire with a lifetime .305 batting average, also accomplished the rare feat against Baltimore in 1979.
July 16, 2013
In the All-Star Game played at New York’s Citi Field, Salvador Perez, who replaced Joe Mauer behind the plate in the last inning, leads off the eighth with a single to right field off Atlanta’s Craig Kimbrel. Perez becomes the first Royals’ player to get a hit in the All-Star Game since Bo Jackson blasted his memorable moonshot at Anaheim Stadium in 1989.
Nationals acquire closer Herrera from Royals: undefined
June 7, 1975
After an outstanding collegiate career at the University of La Verne, Dan Quisenberry is signed as an undrafted free agent by Royals’ scout Rosey Gilhousen. During his ten-year stay in Kansas City, the right-handed reliever saves 238 games, leading the American League for five seasons.