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What is the top Kauffman Stadium moment?

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The Kansas City Royals’ Salvador Perez gets the game-winning RBI hit in the 12th inning against the Oakland Athletics in the American League Wild Card at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. The Royals rallied to win, 9-8, in 12 innings. David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

Royals Rumblings - News for January 26, 2021

Kevin O’Brien at Royals Reporter wonders how long Jackson Kowar will last in Kansas City.

The Royals would take a far lesser hit to their pitching depth if they traded Kowar rather than Lynch or Lacy.

Hence, one has to wonder how long will Kowar last? Will this be a Jake Odorizzi situation, where he makes a few starts in a September call up, only to be traded in the off-season in a Major blockbuster deal? Or will Kowar be another Yordano Ventura, and get to become a crucial piece of the starting rotation for the long haul?

Anne Rogers writes about the top five moments in Kauffman Stadium history.

2) Sept. 30, 2014: AL Wild Card Game

Twenty-nine years after Motley squeezed Van Slyke’s ball in his glove to clinch the 1985 World Series, the Royals made it back to the postseason. Kansas City was buzzing as the playoffs returned to Kauffman Stadium, where the Royals would host the A’s in the win-or-go-home Wild Card Game.

A sellout crowd of 40,502, which jammed Kauffman Stadium, was about to witness 12 wild innings.

Mike Gillespie at Kings of Kauffman writes there are still key lineup questions unanswered.

Clint Scoles at Royals Academy looks at how having fewer minor league teams will impact international signings.

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