Royals Birthdays – November 18
1967 – Tom Gordon (Pitcher – 1988-95)
1958 – Cliff Pastornicky (Infielder – 1983)
1955 – Luis Pujols (Catcher – 1984)
Did You Know: If you are a long-time Royals fan you might remember Cliff Pastornicky for his brief big league career back in 1983. He was called up to Kansas City and played third base for 10 games during one of George Brett’s intermittent stints on the disabled list. I remember he had two HRs during those ten games including a three-run shot to give the Royals a 4-2 win on a Sunday afternoon (June 19, 1983) here at Royals Stadium.
But Pastornicky was more than a short-time Royals player, later serving the organization as a scout for many years. His work especially shined through this past year as he was the official signing scout for both the 2009 Royals Player of the Year – Billy Butler and the 2009 American League Cy Young Award Winner – Zack Greinke.
That’s a pretty good contribution to the club – Happy Birthday Cliff!