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The Kansas City Royals are a professional baseball team that plays in Major League Baseball (MLB). The Royals are a member of the Central division in the American League (AL). Founded in 1969, the Royals share their name with a former negro league baseball team that played in Kansas City in the 1910s and 1920s. It took the Royals 11 seasons to win their first Pennant which came in 1980. They won another in 1985 and then back to back Pennants in 2014 and 2015. The Royals won the World Series in 1985 and 2015. Since the creation of the AL Central in 1994, the Royals have won it just one time which came in 2015.
The Royals play their home games at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The team has had just one MLB Hall of Fame player in its history – George Brett. Brett, who is one of four players to have 3,000 career hits, 300 home runs, and a .3000 batting average, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999. The team has retired three player’s numbers: George Brett’s number 5, Dick Howser’s number 10, and Frank White’s number 20.