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Our Top 50 Kansas City Royals are now up

Yes, this is taking a while!

As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team. We have a new one to unveil today, that of the Kansas City Royals, two time World Series Champions.

As for all of our top 50 players in basketball we look at the following:

  1. Advanced Statistics.
  1. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the American League.
  1. Playoff accomplishments.
  1. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet.

Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories.

This list is updated up until the end of the 2016-17 Season.

The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article. They are:

  1. George Brett
  1. Bret Saberhagen
  1. Kevin Appier
  1. Willie Wilson
  1. Amos Otis

We will continue our adjustments on our existing lists and will continue developing our new lists.

As always we thank you for your support.

Our All-Time Top 50 Kansas City Royals have been revised

Yes, we know that this is taking a while!

As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity.  As such, we are very happy to present the first revision of our top 50 Kansas City Royals of all-time.

As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following: 

1.  Advanced Statistics.

2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the American League. 

This is the first revision since we put up this list in 2017.

The complete list can be found herebut as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are:

1. George Brett

2. Bret Saberhagen

3. Kevin Appier

4. Willie Wilson

5. Amos Otis

As the Royals are in rebuilding mode the last two years, beyond minor tinkering, very little has changed.   The top five remains intact from our original list.   There is one new entry in Whit Merrifield, their current Second Baseman.  He debuts at #32.

We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.

Alex Gordon to retire at season's end

We have a significant retirement that will take place within a week as Kansas City Royals Outfielder, Alex Gordon, has announced that he will be retiring at the season’s end.

Gordon was drafted second overall in 2005, and the Golden Spikes Award winner made his debut for the Royals in 2007.  Gordon would become one of the best defensive players in franchise history, winning eight Gold Gloves while becoming a three-time All-Star.  He led the American League in Doubles in 2012, and he had a pair of 20 Home Run campaigns.  Gordon helped Kansas City win the 2015 World Series, and he blasted a Home Run in Game 1 that forced extra innings and led to a Kansas City victory.

At present, Gordon has 190 career Home Runs with 1,641 Hits.

Gordon will be eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2026, and while he is unlikely to make Cooperstown, he will be on the ballot.  

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43. David Cone

David Cone may not be best remembered for winning a Cy Young Award. He may be best known for being a true hired gun that baseball teams coveted for their stretch drive.

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65. Bret Saberhagen

Baseball Players are notorious for being superstitious.  We really don’t know if Bret Saberhagen consulted the Psychic Friends Network, but it always seemed curious that he performed significantly better in years that ended in odd numbers than he did in even ones.

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94. Dan Quisenberry

Generally, the mold of the Relief Pitcher is a blazing fastball and a powerful delivery.  Dan Quisenberry did not fit that mold…or any other one for that matter.

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