Zack did not disappoint and neither did Royals fans – both were in championship form this afternoon at Kauffman Stadium. With seven innings pitched, seven strikeouts and only one earned run, Greinke was once again absolutely dominant.


The moment that really stands out for me was a classic showdown with Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer with the bases loaded in the 3rd and the Royals leading 3-0. In a head-to-head match-up of the player who should be the 2009 AL MVP against the pitcher who should be the 2009 AL Cy Young, Zack struck out Mauer with another of his devastating sliders. Case closed.


Just A Bit More: Thrilling is the only way to describe the salute Royals fans gave Zack in his final appearance here at home this season. In fact the official crowd of 28,721 ranked third all-time for Royals season finale home games behind October 4, 1981 (28,723) and George Brett’s last game at Kauffman Stadium on September 29, 1993 (31,228). 


The 2009 home season is over – but the Royals Hall of Fame will still be open this offseason. Please make plans to stop by and bring some family and friends with you – check here for our hours.


Opening Day 2010 is Monday, April 5 against the Detroit Tigers. Just 189 days away – We can’t wait…see you there!


(Curt Nelson, Director – Royals Hall of Fame)

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