Saturday, February 27, 2010

Royals In Monarchs Duds: June 26, 1999

2003 Mike Sweeney game-used jersey

I unfortunately haven't found photos from the June 26, 1999 game or photos of jerseys from the game; the above jersey is from a 2003 game, but is the 1924 style that the Royals wore on June 26, 1999. This 1924 style has been worn by the Royals numerous times, including 1994, 1999, 2003 and 2009, and the road version has been worn by the Royals on the road at least a couple of times. The 1924 team is significant, as they won the first "colored" World Series. Here's a shot of the great Bullet Rogan at the 1924 World Series:

The Royals played the Indians in the 1999 Salute to the Negro Leagues game, who appeared as the 1946 Cleveland Buckeyes. Again no pictures, but this is the '46 Buckeyes jersey that Ebbets Field Flannels offers:

And here are the actual 1946 Buckeyes:

The Royals/Monarchs started Chris Fussell who managed to give up six runs in two innings of work. Bartolo Colon hurled for the Indians/Buckeyes and was going well through seven innings. Going into the bottom of the eighth, Cleveland had a 7-1 lead. According to, the Royals win expectancy at that point was 2%. Colon loaded the bases and got one out before getting pulled. A ten run inning followed, with a wild pitch, walk, single, walk, walk, single, double, intentional walk and double recorded before the second out. Ricardo Rincon got the loss while Jeff Montgomery got the W in a wild 11-7 win for Kansas City.

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