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Steve Balboni has a special message for Royals’ record holder, Mike Moustakas

Mike Moustakas breaks the Royals home run record: Here are all of them

Relive each of Mike Moustakas' 37 home runs this season (so far). On Wednesday night in Toronto, the Royals third baseman broke Steve Balboni's single-season franchise record set in 1985.
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Relive each of Mike Moustakas' 37 home runs this season (so far). On Wednesday night in Toronto, the Royals third baseman broke Steve Balboni's single-season franchise record set in 1985.

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.”

Here is the video from the Royals:

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