Sport: Royal Flush in K.C.

Kansas City Royals Manager Whitey Herzog watched from the dugout as baseball's two leading hitters took batting practice. The air crackled as Hal McRae (.351) and George Brett (.344) sprayed hits from one foul line to the other, then back again. "Looks like fun, doesn't it?" said Herzog.

Baseball is fun these days in Kansas City. Leading Oakland in the American League's Western Division by 7 games, the Royals bask in the front-runner's knowledge that this year playing catch-up is for other guys. The roster includes some of the best young players in either...

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