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Posted by: Larry Fleisher on May 10, 2011 at 06:37:38 PM

Today is May 10 and the last time the Royals were in New York on this date was 1997 for a 5-2 loss. That Saturday afternoon, the Royals fielded a veteran lineup containing the likes of Jose Offerman, Jay Bell, Bip Roberts, Jeff King and Chili Davis.

It is also one of the few times in the last 15 years that the Royals had a winning record on that date. In 1997, they were 17-16 after that loss and wound up losing 94 games. It also occurred in 2000 (18-15 and 77-85 finish); 2003 (21-13; 83-79 finish); 2009 (18-14; 65-97 finish).

As for the present, the Royals take an 18-16 mark into their third series at the new stadium and will start Kyle Davies. Davies gave up Alex Rodriguez’s 500th home run on August 4, 2007 but also turned in outings such as June 6, 2008 when he allowed one run

Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Jul 23, 2010 at 01:50:54 AM

Alex Rodriguez never played for the Kansas City Royals. 

The only link to the Royals is a few of his home runs of significance or that have moved him to the brink of a milestone have occurred against their pitchers.

Rodriguez has 41 lifetime home runs off Kansas City pitching and a few are of significant variety.

His first home run was 1995 against future teammate Tom Gordon, his 10th was 11 months later against Doug Linton.  That was sandwiched around shots off ex-Mariner teammate Tim Belcher and Hipolito Pichardo.

The significant numbers did not come into play against the Royals for another 11 years.

He hit 499 off Gil Meche, a man who was 12-8 in two seasons as a Mariner teammate.  That was in Kansas City and he had two series to get it before facing the Royals again.