The name “Royals” was selected from over 15,000 entries in a name-the-team contest. The name “Royals” is meant to signify the royal stature of the city as the hub of steer and horse industry in America. For many years the city has hosted the Kansas City Royal Horse Show.
Why are they called the Kansas City Royals?
Dan Holmes is the author of three books about baseball, including Ty Cobb: A Biography. He previously worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and Major League Baseball Advanced Media. He lives in Michigan where he writes, runs, and enjoys a good orange soda now and again.