The Royals of Kansas City are a pro baseball team headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. The Royals are a participant of Major League Baseball’s American League Central division.

Founder Of Kansas City Chiefs

The team’s board of directors resolved 6–1 in favor of the name, with the sole dissenter being team owner Ewing Kauffman, who later changed his views and declared the name had grown on him. Ewing Kauffman, a Kansas City industrialist, founded the team, which joined the American League in 1969 alongside the Seattle Pilots.

Who Is Ewing Kauffman

Ewing Marion Kauffman who lived from September 21, 1916, to August 1, 1993, was a major league baseball owner, philanthropist, and pharmaceutical entrepreneur in the United States.

He was born in New York City to German-American parents John S. Kauffman and Effie May Winders.

Following the 1967 season, the Athletics relocated to Oakland after thirteen years in Kansas City. In 1969, Kauffman founded the expansion Royals, bringing major league baseball back to Kansas City. Kauffman drew established an unprecedented intricate succession plan to retain the team in Kansas City shortly before his death.

He was selected for the 2008 class of the Baseball Hall of Fame on November 8, 2007, but was not chosen. In 2018, he was selected for and inducted to the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame.


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