Royals Birthdays – November 6

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1969 – Don Wengert (Pitcher – 1999)

Happy Birthday!


Did You Know: This is also the birthdate of pitching legend Walter Johnson who was born on November 6, 1887 in Eudora, Kansas. Listen to this – Walter Johnson made 666 starts in his big league career and completed 531 of them. 531 Complete Games!

He had 417 wins, 3,508 strikeouts (most ever in the American League until Roger Clemens surpassed him in 2001), an all-time record of 110 shutouts and posted a 2.17 ERA over his entire 21-year career.

Just imagine, that would about like repeating Zack Greinke’s 2009 performance for 21 consecutive years. Wow…

Happy Birthday to ‘The Big Train’ – one of Kansas’ native sons!

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