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1980 Kansas City Royals

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1980 Kansas City Royals / Franchise: Kansas City Royals / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 97-65, Finished 1st in AL Western Division (1980 AL)

Clinched Division: September 17, 1980, vs. California Angels

Won AL Pennant

Managed by Jim Frey

Coaches: Bill Connors, Gordon MacKenzie, Jose Martinez and Jimmie Schaffer

Ballpark: Royals Stadium

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

Third baseman George Brett of the 1980 Kansas City Royals won the American League MVP Award after flirting with a .400 batting average during the season. He ended the year hitting .390 but led the club to the World Series for the first time in its history.

Awards and Honors[edit]

Further Reading[edit]

  • J. Daniel: Phinally! The Phillies, the Royals and the 1980 Baseball Season That Almost Wasn’t, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2019. ISBN 978-1-4766-7088-1
  • Josh Wood: "Ask Sports: What's the earliest date the Royals have ever clinched a division title?", The Wichita Eagle, Aug. 29, 2015

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