Royals Birthdays – November 19

boone_bob_s_01.jpg1947 – Bob Boone (Catcher – 1989-90; Manager 1995-97)

1943 – Aurelio Monteagudo (Pitcher – 1970)

Happy Birthday!


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.

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