The Kansas City Royals are a Kansas City, Missouri based major League Baseball team. The Royals are also the members of the Central Division of Major League Baseball's American League. Kauffman Stadium has been the home stadium for the team since the year 1973 to this present day. The Royals have participated in two World Series, winning in the year 1985.
The "Royals" name originated from the American Royal, a livestock show, horse show, and rodeo held annually in Kansas City from the year 1899.
The Royal club was founded by Ewing Kauffman, a Kansas City businessman Entering an the club entered Major League Baseball as an expansion franchise in the year 1969. The franchise was recognized officially by the mentioned actions of Stuart Symington, then-United States Senator from Missouri, who asked a new franchise for the city after the Athletics Kansas City's previous major league team from the year 1955 to the year 1967 moved to Oakland in California.
The Royals started playing in the year 1969 in Kansas City, Missouri. In their opening game, on 8th April, 1969, the Royals defeated the Minnesota Twins by 4 3 in 12 innings. The team was quickly built through many trades engineered by their first General Manager, Cedric Tallis, including a trade for Lou Piniella, they won the Rookie of the Year during the Royals' opening season.