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Kansas City Royals: The Early Years

Test your baseball knowledge of the Kansas City Royals: The Early Years.  Get up to bat in this FUN Baseball Trivia quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Trivia powered by ABE1) The Royals enter Major League Baseball as an expansion franchise in 1969.  Who is the Kansas City businessman that founds the club?

  • Billy Reynolds
  • Ewing Kauffman
  • Stuart Symington,
  • William J. Martin

2) The Royals began operations with General Manager Cedric Tallis.

  • True or False?

3) In the 1968 MLB Expansion Draft, who was the Royals #1 pick?

  • Roger Nelson
  • Ellie Rodriguez
  • Dick Bates
  • Dick Baney

4) On December 12, 1968: Hoyt Wilhelm was traded by the Royals to the California Angels for Ed Kirkpatrick and Dennis Paepke.

  • True or False?

5) Who was the 1969 manager of the Royals?

  • Billy Martin
  • Joe Gordon
  • Sam Dash
  • Bob Morgan

6) On April 1, 1969: Steve Whitaker and John Gelnar were traded by the Royals to the Seattle Pilots for Bobby Wine.

  • True or False?

7) On April 8, the Royals played their first major league game at Municipal Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri.  Who was the Royals' winning pitcher?

  • Moe Drabowsky
  • Dave Wickersham
  • Chris Zachary
  • Richie Cunningham

8) Who was NOT a team in the Royals farm system?

  • Omaha Royals
  • Elmira Pioneers
  • High Point-Thomasville Royals
  • Flagstaff Hawks

9) In 1969, who was the only Royal pitcher with a winning record of 12 wins - 11 losses?

  • Wally Bunker
  • Tom Burgmeier
  • Bill Butler
  • Galen Cisco

10) How many games did the Royals win in the 1969 season?

  • 71
  • 69
  • 68
  • 64

Check Your Answers

Kansas City Royals: The Early Years [Answers]

  1. Ewing Kauffman
  2. True
  3. Roger Nelson
  4. True
  5. Joe Gordon
  6. False. On April 1, 1969: Steve Whitaker and John Gelnar were traded by the Royals to the Seattle Pilots for Lou Piniella.
  7. Moe Drabowsky
  8. Flagstaff Hawks
  9. Wally Bunker
  10. 69

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