||Kansas City Royals 1969-Present
As a result of the Athletics move Kansas City was awarded an expansion team. This team would start play in the summer of 1969. Ewing Kauffman was selected as the new team owner, and he began the process of creating a professional baseball franchise from scratch. Kansas City then held a contest to pick the new nickname of the team. The winner was the name Royals, in honor of the longtime American Royal livestock show. The Royals changed ownership again in 2000 announcing David Glass, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Wal-Mart, as the new owner. The Royals are currently in the American League's Central Division.
||Kansas City Monarchs 1920-1950
The Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Leagues were formed in 1920. The team quickly became a dynasty, and was considered one of the best Negro League teams in history boasting such stars as Jackie Robinson, Satchel Paige and Kansas City's own Buck O'Neil.
||Kansas City Athletics 1955-1967
In 1955 the Philadelphia Athletics were sold to Arnold Johnson who moved them to Kansas City, Missouri. During the next five years the Athletics continued to struggle, and in 1960 they were sold to Charles O. Finley. Finley continually threatened to move the team. He successfully did so in 1967 when he moved the team to Oakland.
||Other Baseball Teams in Kansas City
Kansas City Unions UA 1884-1884
Kansas City Cowboys NL, WL, AA 1885-1903
Kansas City Blues WL, AA 1888-1889
Kansas City Blue Stockings WL 1902-1903
Kansas City Packers FL 1914-1915
Kansas City Blues AA 1900-1954
Bjarkman, Peter. Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball, American League Team
Histories. New York, Carroll & Graf Publishers/Richard Gallen, 1993. 183.