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The most beloved Royals of all-time - Herzog bracket second round

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We go old school.

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We continue with Round Two of our bracket of the most beloved Royals of all-time. We divided 64 players into four brackets by era - The Herzog era (1969-1980), the Howser era (1981-1994), the Muser era (1995-2010), and the Yost era (2011-2019). You can see the first round voting for the Herzog bracket here. The first round of that bracket went pretty much all chalk.

You can still vote on the first round for the Howser bracket, the Muser bracket, and the Yost bracket. Let’s see who the most beloved Royals players are in the second round of the Herzog bracket.

#1 George Brett vs. #8 Steve Busby

Unsurprisingly, Brett took 99 percent of the vote in topping #16 Ed Kirkpatrick. Steve Busby had a closer vote, but took 59 percent of the vote over Darrell Porter in round one.

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Who was your favorite Royals player?

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  • 96%
    George Brett
    (999 votes)
  • 3%
    Steve Busby
    (33 votes)
1032 votes total Vote Now

#4 Hal McRae vs. #5 Dennis Leonard

Hardnosed designated hitter Hal McRae took 96 percent of the vote over #13 seed Dick Drago, one of the first top of the rotation pitchers in club history. Workhorse Dennis Leonard took 92 percent of the vote in topping swingman Al Fitzmorris, the #12 seed.

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Who was your favorite Royals player?

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  • 75%
    Hal McRae
    (778 votes)
  • 24%
    Dennis Leonard
    (258 votes)
1036 votes total Vote Now

#2 Amos Otis vs. #7 Paul Splittorff

A.O. was a very popular player, and that was evident with him taking 99 percent of the vote against #15 seed third baseman Paul Schaal. Paul Splittorff endeared himself to viewers as a broadcaster, winning 88 percent of the vote against fellow lefty Larry Gura.

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Who was your favorite Royals player?

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  • 59%
    Amos Otis
    (611 votes)
  • 40%
    Paul Splittorff
    (421 votes)
1032 votes total Vote Now

#3 John Mayberry vs. #6 Fred Patek

Big John had a surprisingly close vote, taking 68 percent of the vote, but that should be a big surprise considering Cookie Rojas was so popular he was a write-in to the All-Star Game one year. Freddie “The Flea” Patek took 79 percent of the vote against outfielder Al Cowens, seeded #11.

Poll

Who was your favorite Royals player?

This poll is closed

  • 60%
    John Mayberry
    (625 votes)
  • 39%
    Fred Patek
    (404 votes)
1029 votes total Vote Now