GCL Royals Blue
From BR Bullpen
- Location: Sarasota, FL
- League: Gulf Coast League 1979-1981
- Affiliation: Kansas City Royals
In 1980 Joe Jones managed the Royals Blue to the league title at 40-23, 17 1/2 games ahead of 9th place Royals Gold. Wallace Davis led the league with 74 hits, while Junior Cooper and Bert Johnson tied for the lead with 8 wins. OF Davis, P Cooper, and MGR Jones all made the All-Star team.
Jones was the manager again in 1981, leading the team to a 35-28 record, 3rd in the 10 team league and 8 1/2 games behind league champion Royals Gold. Bill Pecota led the league with 61 runs and Tom Thompson led the league with 10 HR and 44 RBI, splitting the year between Royals Gold and Royals Blue.
In 1982, the Royals went back to one GCL team, picking up the Butte Copper Kings instead.