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KANSAS CITY ROYALS :  SLUGGER

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Slugger is the official mascot of the Kansas City Royals a Major League Baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. They are placed in the Central Division of the American League. Slugger is a lion-like figure, wearing a crown. The Royals are committed to enhancing educational opportunities for students in the community. Several programs are in place to help area kids reach their educational goals.

The Royal Rallies brifng the excitement and enthusiasm of Royals Baseball into area elementary schools. Slugger, the club’s popular mascot, emphasizes the importance of staying in school, avoiding drugs, getting involved in positive activities, and having 'Royal' manners. Slugger is also easily accessible for birthday parties, anniversaries, corporate functions, charitable and fund-raising events, festivals and pageants, parades, weddings, cathedral activities etc. 

In 2003, Slugger sprayed water on fans between innings and helped the crowd to beat the heat in the Royals' 5-4 triumph over the Twins in Kansas City, Mo.

 

Royals Slugger

Royals Stadium

 

Founded in 1969, the Royals were acquired as an expansion franchise by pharmaceutical entrepreneur Ewing Kauffman in 1968. The club’s logo is knotted "KC" on a blue shield topped with a gold crown. The Royals play at the Kauffman Stadium. Royals Stadium was renamed Kauffman Stadium after Royals proprietor Ewing Kauffman, soon after he was elected to the Royals Hall of Fame. The stadium featured deep outfield walls and artificial turf. The Royals won their first and last World Series Championship in 1985.

In 1993 with the demise of Ewing Kauffman the franchise was left without permanent ownership. In 2000, Wal-Mart executive David Glass purchased the club for $96 million. The salary expectation made it difficult for the Royals to sustain their young and raw talents. At that time the club was not left with any option and chose to trade players such as Kevin Appier, Johnny Damon, and Jermaine Dye for anything they could get despite of losing them to free agency.

 

Major League Debut:

April 5, 1996

Height: 6' 9"
Weight:

Don't ask!

Throws:

A great party

Bats: Scared to death of them
Favorite Food:

American League Opponents

Favorite Musical:

Cats

Favorite Song: "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Marital Status:

Still on the prowl

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