Sport: Can Nice Guys Finish First?

The all-for-one Royals try again to win the pennant

The winters are not longer in Kansas City than anywhere else, they just seem that way. For when the snow flies, there is too much time to reflect on the annual sadness of autumn, the fact that the Royals have again lost the American League pennant in the playoffs. Two images linger in the mind: Yankee Chris Chambliss hitting the home run in 1976 that beat the Royals in the final inning of the final game, and, in 1977, Royals' Shortstop Fred Patek openly and unashamedly...

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