The 100 Greatest Royals Of All Time

Stepping into the proud past, a look at the greatest players to ever don Royal blue.
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The 100 Greatest Royals - #24 David DeJesus

The smiling, injury-prone on-base machine continues our countdown of greatness.

The 100 Greatest Royals - #24 David DeJesus

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The smiling, injury-prone on-base machine continues our countdown of greatness.

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The Greatest Royals - #25 Charlie Leibrandt

Our countdown finally resumes with the crafty lefty from the 80s. Charlie Leibrandt was a diamond-in-the-rough plucked from the Reds by a savvy GM. Who will be our next Charlie Leibrandt?

The Greatest Royals - #25 Charlie Leibrandt

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Our countdown finally resumes with the crafty lefty from the 80s. Charlie Leibrandt was a diamond-in-the-rough plucked from the Reds by a savvy GM. Who will be our next Charlie Leibrandt?

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The 100 Greatest Royals - #26 Al Cowens

Al Cowens 1974-1979 812 Games .282/.329/.404 45 HR 374 RBI 80 SB The #26 Royals player in our countdown is outfielder Al Cowens. Al Cowens was one of a number of blazing fast, athletic...

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The 100 Greatest Royals of All-Time - #27 Steve Busby

Steve Busby's career was short, but very very good.

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The 100 Greatest Royals of All-Time - #28 Tom Gordon

Tom Gordon is one of the top 30 Royals of all time.

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The 100 Greatest Royals of All-Time - #29 Cookie Rojas

The 29th Greatest Royal of All-Time is Cookie Rojas. 1970-1977 .268/.314/.346 880 Games 25 HR 332 RBI Octavio Victor Rojas* was a Cuban born second-baseman and a long-time National League...

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The 100 Greatest Royals of All-Time - #30 Al Fitzmorris

#30 Al Fitzmorris70-48 3.46 ERA1098 IP 391 K 35 CG So I owe readers an apology for my long absence. I did not intend to have over eight months between entries. I knew the next player I was going...

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The 100 Greatest Royals of All-Time - #31 Lou Piniella

Finally continuing the countdown, the 31st Greatest Royal of All-Time is Lou Piniella.1969-1973.286/.327/.404700 G 45 HR 348 RBIToday's baseball fans know Lou Piniella as a fiery manager and the...

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The 100 Greatest Royals of All-Time - #32 UL Washington

Resuming the countdown on this off-day, the #32 Royals player of all-time is UL Washington. 1977-1984 757 Games .254/.316/.347 26 HR 228 RBI UL Washington was a long-time starting shortstop for...

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The 100 Greatest Royals of All-Time - #34 Paul Schaal

The 34th Greatest Royal of All-Time was a third baseman, but not THAT third baseman. It was Paul Schaal. Tim Johnson. Sixto Lezcano. Darrell Brown. Bill Almon. Ken Reitz.* Paul Schaal. What do...

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The 100 Greatest Royals of All-Time - #36 Willie Aikens

#36 on our countdown is a sad cautionary tale. It is the story of Willie Aikens.1980-1983511 Games .282/.362/.46977 HR 297 RBI Willie Aikens was a mighty slugger for the early 80s Royals, whose...

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The 100 Greatest Royals of All-Time - #37 Bo Jackson

Bo Jackson, the 37th greatest Royal of all time.

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The 100 Greatest Royals of All-Time - #42 Jose Offerman

Moving on with our countdown, #42 is the surly, defensively challenged Jose Offerman. Over the last fifteen years or so of Royals ineptitude, the team has been plagued with awful defense....

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The 100 Greatest Royals of All-Time - #43 Doug Bird

The Bird is the word! At #43, Royals pitcher Doug Bird.Today there is a lot of talk about whether to keep Joakim Soria as the closer, or move him to the rotation. Although Dan Quisenberry and Jeff...

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The 100 Greatest Royals of All-Time - #46 Kurt Stillwell and #45 Danny Jackson

As we approach the trade deadline, our countdown takes to one of the more overlooked major trades the Royals conducted in the 1980s - #45 Danny Jackson for #46 Kurt Stillwell. I just watched...

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The 100 Greatest Royals of All-Time - #47 Steve Farr

Number 47 on our countdown, but top five in grit is reliever Steve Farr. Jeremy Affeldt was an amazing talent who could never seem to put it all together and was constantly shuttled between roles...

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The 100 Greatest Royals of All-Time - #49 Steve Balboni

While we're playing the I-70 Series against those rascals across the state, let's revisit one of the heroes of the 1985 World Series, #49 on our list -  Steve Balboni. Steve Balboni was a fan...

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