What Kansas City Royals Are In The Hall Of Fame?

The Kansas City Royals are an American professional baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. The Royals compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) Central division.

This is the team’s first World Series appearance since 1985 when they triumphed over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Kansas city Royals
Kansas City Royals

There are two historical Negro league baseball teams with the name “Royals” that played in the first half of the twentieth century that inspired the team’s name. The American Royal, a livestock and horse show, rodeo, and championship barbecue competition held annually in Kansas City since 1899, also inspired the team name “Royals.”

As a side note, Satchel Paige and Jackie Robinson both played for teams in the California Winter League, one of which was managed by Chet Brewer and toured the Midwest during its heyday in the 1940s.

The Los Angeles Monarchs had ties to the Monarchs’ organization, but they were unable to use the Monarchs’ moniker.

Other professional sports organizations in Kansas City, such as the NFL Kansas City Chiefs and NBA Kansas City Kings, and the Negro National League Kansas City Monarchs all share a similar name.

What Kansas City Royals Are In The Hall Of Fame?

Year Name Voted By Inducted As Votes % of Ballots
2010 Whitey Herzog 1931- Veterans Manager
2009 Joe Gordon 1915-1978 Veterans Player
1999 George Brett 1953- BBWAA Player 488.0 98.2%
1999 Orlando Cepeda 1937- Veterans Player
1991 Gaylord Perry 1938- BBWAA Player 342.0 77.2%
1984 Harmon Killebrew 1936-2011 BBWAA Player 335.0 83.1%
1976 Bob Lemon 1920-2000 BBWAA Player 305.0 78.6%