Monday, March 1, 2010

Royals In Monarchs Duds: June 29, 2003

Mike DiFelice, Chris George

2003 Mike Sweeney game-used jersey

As in '94, '99 and '09, the Royals paid tribute to the 1924 Monarchs, seen here:

The visitors this time were the St. Louis Cardinals, representing the 1930 St. Louis Stars. Here's what Brett Tomko looked like in the Stars uni:

Similar, but not an exact match, to this jersey from an undated photo of Cool Papa Bell:

The Cards/Stars rolled over the Royals/Monarchs 13-6. Future Royal Brett Tomko got the start and win for St. Louis, while Chris George started and lost for Kansas City. Albert Pujols was Pujolsian at the plate, going 4-6 with two round-trippers.

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