On July 2, 1993, Royals Stadium was renamed Kauffman Stadium after Royals owner Ewing Kauffman, shortly after he was elected to the Royals Hall of Fame. A month later, Kauffman passed away at the age of 76.
Kauffman Stadium History (http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/kc/ballpark/kc_ballpark_history.jsp)
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The Royals would get off to a lousy 8-15 start as Manager Tony Muser is fired, eventually Muser, would be replaced by Tony Peña as the Royals were well on their way to 8th straight losing season.
Just as it looked as if the Royals were heading back to the reality of losing baseball they rebounded thanks to the addition of Jose Lima who helped stabilize their rotation by winning his first 4 decisions after starting the year with the independent Newark Bears.
As the Royals struggled Beltran remained the Royals lone bright spot with a team high 15 homers and 51 RBI when he was traded to the Houston Astros in a 3-way deal, which also involved the Oakland Athletics for prospects.
In 1983, the Royals were headed for a second-place finish behind the Chicago White Sox when they were rocked by a drug scandal.
In 2005, the Royals continued their youth movement, with six of their starting position players, three of their five starting pitchers, and their setup man and closer all under age 30 and one of the smallest payrolls in the major leagues.
The Royals ended their losing streak at 19 on August 20, 2005, 2 losses away from the American League record with a 2-1 win over the Oakland Athletics.
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