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The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time  

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This is a list of the greatest Kansas City Royals ever. The 1970s and 1980s were some of the best years in the history of the Kansas City Royals. Established in 1969, the Royals quickly became a powerhouse, making the playoffs in seven of ten seasons between 1976 and 1985. The Royals played in two World Series and won their only championship in a 7-game triumphant over interstate rivals the St. Louis Cardinals. Those teams featured some of the greatest Royals of all time . 

George Brett is the only player to represent the Kansas City Royals in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Spending 21 years manning third base, Brett is in an elite group of players to accumulate 3,000 hits, 300 home runs, and a career .300 batting average. The other players in this group are Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, and Stan Musial, all of whom are considered the greatest players in baseball history. To date, Brett is the only player in MLB history to win a batting title in three different decades.

Traditionally, the Royals have had outstanding pitching. Bret Saberhagen, David Cone, Mark Gubicza, and Dan Quisenberry are among the best pitchers who have played for the Royals. Saberhagen won the American League Cy Young in 1985 and 1989.

This is the list of the greatest Kansas City Royals of All Time. If you believe that someone is missing from this list, feel free to add him. Vote and rerank who you think should be considered the greatest Kansas City Royals of All Time 

 
list ordered by
1
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman
2
Bret Saberhagen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Pitcher
3
Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder
4
Dan Quisenberry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher
5
Frank White is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Second baseman
6
Willie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder
7
Salvador Pérez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Catcher
8
Hal McRae is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder
9
Alex Gordon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Left fielder, Third baseman
10
Eric Hosmer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
mkeith.peel added First baseman
11
Lorenzo Cain is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
mkeith.peel added Outfielder
12
Amos Otis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder
13
Mike Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Designated hitter, Catcher, First baseman
14
Mike Moustakas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Third baseman
15
Carlos Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder
16
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Pitcher
17
Kevin Appier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Pitcher
18
Jeff Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Pitcher
19
John Mayberry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder
20
Dennis Leonard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Pitcher
21
David Cone is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
22
Mark Gubicza is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Pitcher
23
Kevin Seitzer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Third baseman
24
Paul Splittorff is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Pitcher
25
Darrell Porter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Catcher