For Pete's Sake

Royals will be on cover of two issues of Sports Illustrated

With the World Series championship comes the Sports Illustrated cover.

Two to be exact.

Salvador Perez graces the cover of the commemorative issue (which will go for $12.99), while the team celebration following Game 5 of the World Series is on the Nov. 9 cover. That issue will be in stores on Wednesday.

Tom Verducci wrote: “What’s beyond doubt is that Kansas City is the most prolific rally team in postseason history. Game 5, which eventually ended after 12 innings in a 7-2 score that masked the night’s tension, marked the seventh time this postseason that Kansas City came from multiple runs down to win. The 1996 Yankees had been the only team to pull off even five such rescue operations.”

The commemorative issue can be bought as part of a package from Sports Illustrated.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff