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Andy McCullough’s top five Royals stories from 2015

The Royals celebrated Nov. 2 after their 7-2 win over the New York Mets that clinched their first World Series championship in 30 years.
The Royals celebrated Nov. 2 after their 7-2 win over the New York Mets that clinched their first World Series championship in 30 years. jsleezer@kcstar.com

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.

Listen to Ryan Lefebvre's call of the final out of the 2015 World Series as the Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets.

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.

After winning the 2015 World Series against the New York Mets, Kansas City Royals players Eric Hosmer, Salvador Perez, Jeremy Guthrie, Mike Moustakas and Drew Butera visited "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to conti

5. Why Rusty Kuntz, the Royals’ beloved first-base coach, refuses to burn out or fade away:

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