April 8, 1969

The Kansas City Royals play their first game ever, beating the Minnesota Twins 4-3 in 12 innings. Kansas City had been left without a team for two years after Charles O. Finley took the Athletics to Oakland in 1967, so it was a time of spring renewal as the city had a team to root for again. The Royals played in the old Municipal Stadium until Royals Stadium was ready in 1973.

Based upon content from the book Missouri 365: This Day in Missouri History by John W. Brown, broadcaster and Missouri historian. Get your copy at Reedy Press.

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