As an expansion team, a Kansas City Royals Jersey doesn’t have as long of a history as some of the league’s oldest teams, but the history it does have is storied. Founded in 1969, the Kansas City Royals have two Pennants to their name, and have made it to the World Series four times. A Royals Jersey from Custom Throwbacks comes in many legendary varieties, from a Bo Jackson Royals Jersey to a George Brett jersey. It’s hard to find a better looking throwback jersey than the powder blue Royals jerseys of their early days on the road.
The name on the front of a Royals Jersey comes from multiple places - as an homage to the American Royal, a livestock show and barbeque competition held in Kansas City since 1899, and as an homage to the Kansas City Monarchs, a Negro National League team based in Kansas City in the early 1900’s. Royalty is a theme in Kansas City sports, with the Kansas City Chiefs and the former Kansas City Kings NBA team.
The Royals won their first game against the Minnesota Twins, but wouldn’t have a winning season until 1971. Starting in the mid 70’s, the KC Royals would become dominant in the American League Western Division, but they went on to lose to the Yankees in the American League Championship series three times in a row. They would eventually beat the Yankees to advance to the World Series in 1980, but they fell to the Philadelphia Phillies in six games. Millions of people in KC Royals Jerseys were disappointed that day, but Game 6 of the 1980 World Series remains the most-watched game in World Series History, showing that Kansas City and Philadelphia both had some of the most die-hard fans in the country.
The Royals’ first "World Series" victory came in 1985 against their in-state rivals the St. Louis Cardinals. Kansas City remained successful in the American League until 1995, where they would enter a period of decline until 2013. In 2014 they would return to the World Series, but wouldn’t win the title until 2015. It’s safe to say that the Royals are back, and a Royals jersey, especially a snazzy powder blue throwback road jersey, is an essential item for any Royals fan looking forward to future success. Custom Throwback Jerseys has a wide selection of KC Royals jerseys, and we’re sure to have the throwback Royals jersey you’re looking for. Don’t see the player you’re looking for? We also offer custom Royals jerseys that can be emblazoned with any name and number. Shop our selection today!