The Royals’ 5-4 walk-off win over the Twins on Sunday was much more than the final game of the 2019 season.
It was the end of Ned Yost’s managerial career, and it was the last game the Royals would play with David Glass as the owner.
In the clubhouse after the game, Royals’ star Whit Merrifield gave the game ball to Glass as a thank you for all he’s done for the franchise and the city of Kansas City.
Glass then lit up the electric “oooh baby” sign that was installed after the death of pitcher Yordano Ventura. Catcher Salvador Perez, who missed the entire season because of an injury, was the first to give Glass a handshake.
In a speech to the team, Glass talked about the nucleus of the team and how the future is bright.
“So go get ‘em and make it happen,” Glass said. “And Salvy, we need you back.”
He replied: “I’ll be back.”
Here is the video the Royals shared: