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Baseball's royal team

Posted by mikelink45 , 19 May 2018 · 318 views

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Baseball's royal team In honor of the royal wedding, I thought I would provide baseball fans with their own version of royalty and like all royal families some are not so great. But they are interesting. I welcome other suggestions! I do not have owners or umps. Do you know any that would fit here? I did consider Chief Bender for the rotation, but decided that the American Indian would still not make the official royalty list – I am sorry to say. There are some Hall of Famers and some that are hanging on by name only.

Team – Kansas City Royals

Starters
Pitcher – King Felix Hernandez – Seattle, 165 – 117, 52.1 WAR
Pitcher – Clyde King, Brooklyn – 32 – 25, 1.6 WAR
Pitcher – Eric King, Det, WS, Cleve 52 – 40, 9.5 WAR
Pitcher – Duke Maas, Yankees, 45 – 44, -0.7 WAR
Pitcher – Duke Esper, 7 teams, 101 - 100, 18 WAR

Bullpen
Pitcher – Curtis King, St Louis – 6-2, 0.8 WAR
Pitcher - Mel Queen, Cincinnati Reds 20 – 17, 6 WAR
Catcher – Duke Farrell, 9 teams, .277 BA, 23.1 WAR
1B Prince Fielder Mil, Det, Tex – 319 HR, 23.6 WAR
2B Duke Kenworthy, 3 teams, 304 BA, 6.7 WAR
SS – The Wizard of Oz – Ozzie Smith (sounds royal)
3B Jeff King, Pitt, KC, 425 Slg, 16.8 WAR
CF Duke Snider, Dodgers. 407 HR, 66.3 WAR
OF – Duke Reilly, .210 BA, 0.1 WAR
OF King Kelly, 8 teams, 307 AV, 43.2 WAR
DH Dave Kingman, 10 teams, 442HR, 17.2 WAR

Manager – Clyde King, SF, NY, Atlanta 464 – 234

Radio/play by play announcer – Bob Prince 3 decades with the Pirates

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Someone on my Facebook added Marv Throneberry.I never thought about thrones.Another person had catcher Hal King - one of his childhood favorites.
 

Considering Buckingham Palace we could add Fred Buckingham and his -0.2 WAR or Ed Buckingham who pitched three innings in 1895 for the Senators at age 19.  

I would have gone with Earl of Weaver as manager.

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Earl Battey, Ray knight, Caesar Tovar?Kansas City Monarchs

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