If any Royals fans wondered if Steve Balboni was upset that Mike Moustakas displaced him as the team’s single-season home-run leader, that was put to rest quickly.
The Royals tweeted a video message from Balboni minutes after Moustakas hit his 37th home run on Wednesday night in Toronto.
That set the Royals’ record for most home runs in a season, breaking a tie with Balboni, who hit 36 in 1985.
“I’d like to congratulate Mike Moustakas on breaking my home-run record,” Balboni said. “I had a nice run, I’m surprised it lasted as long as it did. I’d like to wish him luck the rest of the season and for the rest of his career.”
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Here is the video from the Royals: