Kansas City Royals

Members of the New York Yankees celebrate winning the World Series on October 26, 2000. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: A Look Back At 10 Especially Memorable Fall Classics

In this installment of By The Numbers, I recap 10 Fall Classics — starting in 1958 — which I vividly remember and which, for me, are frozen in time.

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BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 10: James Shields #33 of the Kansas City Royals throws a pitch against the Baltimore Orioles during Game One of the American League Championship Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 10, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Playoff Pinch Hits: James Shields-Wil Myers Trade A Success For Royals

The Kansas City Royals traded for starting pitcher James Shields before the 2013 season, giving up top hitting prospect Wil Myers.

10/19/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 16: Travis Ishikawa #45 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates after he hits a three-run walk-off home run to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 during Game Five of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 16, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Royals And Giants An Unlikely World Series Pairing

The World Series between the Royals and Giants will feature two teams that didn’t even win 90 games during the regular season.

10/18/2014

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5 Fun Facts About The Kansas City Royals

While many people know about the Giants, they are no rookie when it comes to the World Series having won two in the last four years, little is known about the Kansas City Royals. Here are five fun facts about America’s newest favorite team.

10/17/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 15: Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with fans after their 2 to 1 win over the Baltimore Orioles to sweep the series in Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 15, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Keidel: Royal Blue Skies For Kansas City

Baseball is trying to be pure again. And when you consider the final four teams in the MLB postseason, they did a good job. The Giants, Cardinals, Orioles and Royals aren’t considered members of the monetary aristocracy, at least not at the level of the Yankees, Red Sox, and Dodgers.

10/17/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 15: Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with fans after their 2 to 1 win over the Baltimore Orioles to sweep the series in Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 15, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Royals Will Be Fan Favorites In World Series

The Giants beat the Cardinals to make the World Series. But baseball fans outside of San Francisco will be rooting for the Royals.

10/17/2014

Madison Bumgarner (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images), James Shields (Photo by Pat Semansky - Pool/Getty Images)

Who Will Win It All? Playoff-Perfect Royals Or Tried-And-Tested Giants?

A pair of wild cards, set to begin the World Series on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium in a matchup offering most everything a fan would want to watch. Tight, too, with the Giants opening as a slim favorite to win it all.

10/17/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 15: The Kansas City Royals celebrate their 2 to 1 win over the Baltimore Orioles to sweep the series in Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 15, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Kansas City Royals’ Streak May End In World Series

The Royals reach their first World Series since 1985 with 8 straight American League playoff wins, beating the Athletics, Angels and Orioles.

10/16/2014

Norichika Aoki of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with fans after completing a sweep of the Baltimore Orioles in the ALCS at Kauffman Stadium on October 15, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Max: Underdog Royals Quickly (And Temporarily) Becoming America’s Team

I am riveted by this team. Maybe I just like the name Mike Moustakas. Or perhaps there’s more to it…

10/16/2014

ALCS - Baltimore Orioles v Kansas City Royals - Game Four

Broomsticks! Series-Bound Royals Edge Orioles, Complete ALCS Sweep

With more dominant defense, an opportunistic offense that plated two runs in the first inning and a bullpen that shut down the Baltimore Orioles once again.

10/16/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 14:  Greg Holland #56 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with catcher Salvador Perez #13 after closing out the ninth inning to defeat the Baltimore Orioles 2 to 1 in Game Three of the American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 14, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Royals Edge Orioles 2-1, Take 3-0 ALCS Lead

Billy Butler drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning, and the Royals’ bullpen shut down the Baltimore Orioles the rest of the way for a 2-1 victory Tuesday

10/15/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 13: Rain collects on seats in the stadium to postpone Game Three of the American League Championship Series between the Baltimore Orioles and the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on October 13, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Predicting The World Series Matchup

The Royals lead the Orioles 2-0. The Cardinals and Giants are tied at one game. What’s the chance of each possible World Series matchup?

10/14/2014

A view of a weather tarp covering the infield as rain falls to postpone Game Three of the American League Championship Series between the Baltimore Orioles and the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on October 13, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)

O’s-Royals ALCS Game 3 Postponed Because Of Rain

Game 3 of the AL Championship Series has been postponed because of rain. The game was pushed back from Monday to Tuesday at 8:07 p.m. EDT.

10/13/2014

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 11: Alcides Escobar #2 celebrates with teammate Billy Butler #16 after scoring on Lorenzo Cain #6 of the Kansas City Royals RBI single to left field in the ninth inning against Zach Britton #53 of the Baltimore Orioles during Game Two of the American League Championship Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 11, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Playoff Pinch Hits: It’s All Kansas City In The American League Playoffs

The Royals have a six-game winning streak in the 2014 MLB postseason. And now they head back to Kansas City with a 2-0 lead over the Orioles in the ALCS.

10/12/2014

Greg Holland #56 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with teammate Salvador Perez #13 after closing out the ninth inning to defeat the Baltimore Orioles 6 to 4 in Game Two of the American League Championship Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 11, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Royals Beat Orioles 6-4 For 2-0 Lead In ALCS

Alcides Escobar doubled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Mike Moustakas extended his home run-binge and the Kansas City Royals remained perfect in the playoffs, beating the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 for a 2-0 lead in the AL Championship Series.

10/11/2014

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