Kansas City Royals record by Year includes a 65-97 win-loss rate in 2022 and 74-88 in 2021. Their best regular season record is 95-67 in 2015.

By the end of the 2022 MLB season, Kansas Royals have an all-time win-loss record of 4,066–4,441 with a meager .478 winning percentage.

Regarding the history of the Kansas City Royals, pharmaceutical executive Ewing Kauffman won the bidding for a new Kansas City team. The proposal of a new pro baseball team after the city's name came after Kansas City Athletics, moved to Oakland after the 1967 season.

While the new team was originally scheduled to play in 1971, the management hurried and started the operations in 1969. The Blue Crew played their inaugural game against the Minnesota Twins on April 8, 1969. They defeated the Twins by a score of 4–3 across 12 innings.

The Royals initially played in the American League's West division until the 1994 season, when they moved to the Central division.

While their regular season and World Series record may not be impressive numbers, the team had played in the postseason nine times. Their first time was in the 1976 season, and the most recent was in 2015.

Kansas City Royals Season Records

The regular season records of the Kansas City Royals from 2013 to 2022 are:

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After finishing in the 3rd position of its division, the Royals improved their 2012 record by 72–90. They were able to upgrade their performance for most of the 2013 season.

Kansas achieved a winning percentage of .500 and finished 86-76 as AL Central's third-best team. Their winning percentage was the best since 1994. Hence, the year 2013 saw the team getting back to its previous respectability.

In 2014 and 2015, they played two World Series, marking an impressive record. However, the year 2016 saw the Royals out of the playoffs while it also lost pitcher Yordano Ventura in a car accident on January 22, 2016.

Yordano Ventura while playing for the Royals in 2016.
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The following season was no good, with the Royals missing playoffs again. Likewise, the team recorded its lowest win count at 58 since 2005 in the 2018 MLB season.

The Blue Crew welcomed its new owner, John Sherman, in 2019 while they finished the shortened 2020 season with a .433 winning percentage.

In 2021, the Royals finished with an improved 74–88 record, while the team finished in 4th place in the AL Central with a 65–97 record in 2022.

Franchise owner John Sherman has confirmed that the team would be leaving Kauffman Stadium and is currently in pursuit of their new home, 

Kansas City Royals World Series Appearances

Kansas City Royals have made four World Series appearances so far. They have appeared in the 1980, 1985, 2014, and 2015 series.

Meanwhile, the Kansas City Royals World Series wins came in 1985 and 2015. Sadly it has been more than nine years since they last made the Championship appearance, and would be desperately hoping to get back in the groove very soon. 

1980 World Series

The Royals played their first World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies held from October 14 to 21. The team also became the first from the American League to appear in the event.

Phillies' Mike Schmidt and Royals' George Brett for the Sports Illustrated 1980.
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The two teams played six games until the Phillies knocked the Royals out of the series by a winning score of 4-2 games. Mike Schmidt of the Phillies was awarded the Most Valuable Player.

Meanwhile, Game 6 made history as the most-watched game in World Series, with a television audience of 54.9 million viewers back then.

1985 World Series

 That year was an iconic World Series in MLB history since both the Royals and their opponent, St. Louis Cardinals, hailed from Missouri, the "Show Me State." Hence, the series was nicknamed the "Show-Me Series" or the "I-70 Showdown Series."

The Royals celebrating after clinching the 1985 Championship.
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While the Royals were that year's American League (AL) champion, the Cardinals were the National League (NL) champion. The teams played seven games, of which the Royals won four games to claim the title of champions for that year.

Hence, their first title win foiled the Cardinals' plan to grab their 10th Championship. Royals' Bret Saberhagen pitcher was named the MVP for his gameplay in Games 3 and 7, where he allowed only a single run across his two starts to grab the victory.

2014 World Series

After clinching their first World Series victory, the Royals made their next appearance 29 years later at the 2014 series as a wild card entrant. They faced off against the NL champion, San Francisco Giants, from October 21 to 29.

Right fielder Norichika Aoki during Game 6 of the 2014 Championship.
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The Royals fell short of a one-game win in the series as the Giants won four games to be the champions. While the Royals was on its third appearance, the opponent team was on its 20th appearance.

San Francisco pitcher Madison Bumgarner was named the MVP since his strong pitching performance was the main highlight of the big event.

2015 World Series

Kansas Royals made consecutive World Series appearances, being the first one since the Oakland Athletics in the 1988 and 1989 World Series.

Likewise, the 2015 series was the first to be played between two expansion teams; the Royals and the Mets. The series was played in a 2-3-2 format: the Royals hosted Games 1 and 2, and the Mets hosted Games 3, 4, and 5.

The Blue Crew won the Championship over New York Mets across five games. Meanwhile, the year 2015 remains the Royals' last World Series appearance though they have been experimenting with being a progressing team so far.

When Was The Last Time The Royals Won The World Series?

The last time Kansas City Royals won the World Series was in 2015. The Royals defeated New York Mets by a 4-1 score to win the silverware.

It was the Royals' second consecutive appearance and the fourth World Series appearance. Meanwhile, the Mets were on their fifth appearance.

The series began on October 27 and ended on November 1. The Blue Crew played with home-field advantage for the whole series since the American League had won the 2015 All-Star Game.

Game 2 was held on October 28 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, while Games 3, 4, and 5 were held on October 30, 31, and November, respectively, at Citi Field in Queens, New York.

Then US President, Barack Obama and the White House staff hosted the Royals triumph in July 2016.
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Kansas City baseball star Salvador Pérez was named the MVP since he initiated the five-run 12th inning, marking the end of Game 5.

The Royals had tied the score at 2-2 in the 9th inning, causing the teams to play extra innings, and ultimately lift the Commissioner's Trophy.

The 2015 triumph was the second for Kansas City, with the first Championship coming way back in 1985. Moreover, they also won their seventh American League (AL) Central Division in 2015.