In the wake of our thrilling comeback victory and Mark Teahen's eruption of hustle comes very sad news. Former Royal reliever Steve Mingori passed away Thursday of natural causes at the age of 64.
Mingori, a native Kansas Citian, was a valuable piece of the Royals' division-winning teams of the 70s, although never being considered one of the stars of the team. Our compatriot RoyalsRetro recently wrote an in-depth profile on Mingori, ranking him as the 62nd greatest Royal of all time, so I'll direct you there for more on his career.
I'm sure I speak for the entire RR community in offering condolences to the Mingori family. Rest in peace, Mingo.