Posts Tagged MLB World Series

Hats off! Royals get old-timey with tip o’ the hat

In this May 28, 2013, file photo, Kansas City Royals' Billy Butler tips his cap after his 1,000th career hit, an RBI double, during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Kansas City, Mo. Nobody seems to know when the tradition of doffing one’s hat began, though most historians date the practice to the days when bowlers and boaters were in vogue. Nobody seems to know when the Royals picked up the tradition, either. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nobody seems to know when the tradition of doffing a hat began, though most historians date the practice to the days when bowlers and boaters were in vogue.

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This Date In Baseball

1910 — After three straight defeats and trailing Philadelphia 3-2 in the ninth, the Chicago Cubs tied the score and then won 4-3 in 10 innings for their only victory as the A’s won the World Series in five games.

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Korean ‘superfan’ of Royals headed back to KC

In this Aug. 11, 2014 file photo, longtime Kansas City Royals fan Sung Woo Lee, from South Korea, throws the ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, in Kansas City, Mo. Lee, a die-hard, long-time Kansas City Royals fan from Seoul who became an international celebrity after he was superstitiously credited with sparking the team’s playoff run left Tuesday, Oct. 21, for Missouri to watch the Royals appear in their first World Series since 1985. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A die-hard, long-time Kansas City Royals fan from Seoul who became an international celebrity after he was superstitiously credited with sparking the team’s playoff run left Tuesday for Missouri to watch the Royals appear in their first World Series since 1985.

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Rest or rust? Royals, Giants set for World Series

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost watches batters during baseball practice Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals will host the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of the World Series on Oct. 21. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.

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San Francisco radio stations ban hit song ‘Royals’

In this April 9, 2014 file photo, New Zealand's singer-songwriter Lorde answers questions from the press in Mexico City, Mexico. The popular song “Royals” by Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals. Two San Francisco radio stations say they won’t play the song during the duration of the World Series. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell,File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The popular song “Royals” by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.

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