We asked our Royals beat reporter for his top five stories of the year. Here’s what Andy came up with:
1. The Night Baseball Returned to Kansas City: An in-depth reconstruction of the 2014 Wild Card Game.
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2. The game story from the team’s World Series championship, when champagne sprayed in New York and Dayton Moore’s vision reached fruition.
3. During the ALCS, Chris Young spoke exclusively to The Star about the pain of pitching so soon after his father’s death.
4. Perhaps the most bizarre moment of the season: When a chickenpox outbreak struck the Royals and forced Kelvin Herrera and Alex Rios into quarantine.
5. Why Rusty Kuntz, the Royals’ beloved first-base coach, refuses to burn out or fade away: