Despite the futility of the last two decades of Royals baseball, they have always retained the best all-time record among the '69ers. The Nationals are starting to nip at their heels though.
More importantly, the Royals have also tasted by far the most playoff action and success:
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When the four teams play each other, the Royals again come out in front with the best winning percentage. As the only team remaining in the American League, they don't see the other '69 babies too often anymore, but they really beat up on the Brewers when Milwaukee was still an AL town:
Using Baseball-Reference's Wins Above Replacement as my guide, here is a look at some of the best careers and individual seasons spent with the four '69 expansion teams.
Pitchers with 20+ career rWAR
Pitching seasons of 7+ rWAR
Position players with 20+ career rWAR
Position players individual seasons 7+ rWAR
The Royals have the most appearances on each and everyone of those lists. So I guess cheer up, Royals fans. The recent past makes it hard to see, but compared to the teams that share the Royals timeline, we've had it good. Now it's time to stop resting on the laurels of the old glory years and create some new ones.