Royals Birthdays – November 19
1943 – Aurelio Monteagudo (Pitcher – 1970)
Did You Know: Bob Boone is one of three Royals Managers that were also one-time players for the ballclub. Now this should be a gimme for any long-time Royals fan, but can you name the other two?
- John Wathan (Royals Player 1976-85; Manager 1987-91)
- Hal McRae (Royals Player 1973-87; Manager 1991-94)
- Bob Boone (Royals Player 1989-90; Manager 1995-97)
Interestingly they all three came in succession covering an entire decade from 1987-97. Two other former Kansas City Athletics players also have managed the Royals. Extra credit if you know those two:
- Whitey Herzog (Athletics Player 1959-60; Royals Manager 1975-79)
- Dick Howser (Athletics Player 1961-62; Royals Manager 1981-86)
Whitey also played briefly for the Kansas City Blues at the age of 20 back in the 1952 season.