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Royals unveil alternate 2017 uniforms that will have touch of gold

The Royals may no longer be World Series champions, but they will still keep a golden look for Friday home games in 2017.

This past season, the Royals were allowed to wear gold-trimmed uniforms and hats because they were the 2015 World Series championship. Fans seemed to love the gold, but it seemed destined to go away.

Ah, but there was some golden news on Thursday. In a news release, the team wrote: “Due to overwhelming fan response and popularity, a revised gold-trimmed jersey and cap will be worn for Friday home games in 2017. …

“The front of the home white jerseys will feature a blue ‘Royals’ script trimmed in gold thread and gold numerals trimmed in blue. The back of the jerseys will have each player’s name in blue and trimmed in gold with the numerals embossed in gold with blue thread. The special royal blue caps will feature a gold ‘KC’ on the front and gold button on top.”

Take a look:


No surprise here: The jersey and caps are now on sale only at the team store at Kauffman Stadium and at the through Nov. 23. After that date, the Royals said, the shirts and caps will be on sale at other retailers.

During Friday home games in the 2016 season, as well as the first two games of the regular season, the Royals wore home jerseys will the usual script “Royals” embossed in gold, with blue thread and blue numbers. The players’ numbers embossed in gold with blue thread.

The “KC” on the caps were gold and the 2015 World Series Champions logo will be on the side in gold. The back of the hats had the MLB logo (silhouetted batter) in gold as well.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff