Royals Birthdays – November 17

Joe Carter.jpg1973 - Eli Marrero (Catcher/Outfielder- 2005)

1964 - Mitch Williams (Pitcher – 1997)

1952 - Dave Frost (Pitcher- 1982)

Happy Birthday!

 

Did You Know: Heck did you even remember that the ‘Wild Thing’ pitched for the Royals? Yes, it’s true he did indeed.

Mitch Williams took the mound in a Royals uniform seven times early in the 1997 season before being released by Kansas City on May 12. It would be his last seven major league appearances. Actually the most memorable tie Mitch Williams has for me to Kansas City is a pitch he throw while wearing a Phillies uniform.

Williams gave up the title winning walk-off home run to the Blue Jays Joe Carter, a Kansas City native, in Game Six of the 1992 World Series.  

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Everybody’s heard of “Spahn & Sain and pray for rain”. In 1982 with the Royals starting staff in flux, it was “Black & Blue and pray for Frost” referring the Bud, Vida & Dave.

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