Sam Mellinger

August 2, 2014 7:00 AM

Forty years later, Royals Academy lives on in memories

The expansion Royals needed to find a way to help develop players, so the Royals Academy was born in 1970 to try and turn athletes into baseball players. Former Royals Frank White and U.L. Washington were Academy graduates. The Academy closed in 1974, and the late Ewing Kauffman said “the biggest mistake I made in baseball was letting them talk me into closing the Academy.”

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