ORIGIN OF KANSAS CITY ROYALS NAME GOES BACK
TO LIVESTOCK SHOW

     The national spotlight on the Kansas City Royals playing in the World Series has included stories about the origin of the team’s name. While most believe it goes back to kings and queens, the reality is Kansas City’s major league baseball team was named after the American Royal Livestock Show and Rodeo.
     According to the Wall Street Journal, a 1968 contest to name the new professional franchise was won by a now-deceased Kansas City engineer who suggested Royals. His written entry attributed the recommendation to “Kansas City’s position as the nation’s leading stocker and feeder market and the nationally known American Royal parade and pageant.”
     Coincidentally, the American Royal Livestock Show started yesterday (10/22), the same day the Royals defeated the San Francisco Giants 7-2 in game 2 of the 2014 World Series.

 

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