This day in baseball

Ewing Kauffman became the owner of the new American League franchise in Kansas City on January 11, 1968.  The franchise was eventually known as the Royals.  With the departure of the A’s for Oakland, the pharmaceutical entrepreneur became a key force in bringing a lasting MLB club to KC.

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2 Comments on “This day in baseball”

  1. verdun2 says:

    Kaufman is one of those people I’d vote into the Hall of Fame.
    v

  2. I have soooo much respect for that man…


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