Aaron Guiel

Aaron Guiel made his major league debut for the Royals in 2002 after spending parts of ten seasons at the minor league level. Guiel, who would end up playing in KC from 2002-2006, enjoyed his best season at the major league level in 2003, when the British Columbia native had a line of .346/.489/.835 with 15 HR and 52 RBI. Guiel recently joined Dave O to discuss what it was like spending ten years in the minors without a call up, how Chuck Knoblauch once went into the fountains during a game without anyone knowing, being a part of the magical 2003 team, playing as a teammate of Nori Aoki in Japan and much, much more. (Photo Courtesy Kansas City Royals)

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Jerry Lyscio

Jerry Lyscio was the first ever player to sign a contract with the Kansas City Royals on April 25th, 1968. The Brainerd, Minnesota native wasted no time in showing why, either, as he won his first three starts at Dubuque (A) and was named Midwest Player of the Month in May of 1968. Unfortunately, a shoulder injury would eventually cut Lyscio’s career short while at Elmira (AA) but the 6-1, 190 pound righty recently sat down with Dave O, in person, to tell completely amazing baseball stories, including how he was able to complete 57% of the professional games he started (66 of 115) and how he was ALSO the first Houston Astro. The first ever Astro AND Royal – how cool is that?!? (Photo Courtesy Jerry Lyscio)

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Joe Lahoud

Joe Lahoud played for the Royals from 1977-1978 and overall, spent parts of eleven seasons at the major league level. A left handed hitting outfielder, Lahoud once hit three home runs in the same game for the Boston Red Sox in 1969 and received three plate appearances for the Royals during the 1977 ALCS. Lahoud recently joined Clubhouse Conversation and discussed how completely heartbreaking the ’77 ALCS was, his favorite memories of Kansas City, how difficult it was walking away from baseball and much, much more. (Photo Courtesy Kansas City Royals)

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Jim Rooker

Jim Rooker pitched for Kansas City from 1969-1972 after being selected by the Royals in the 3rd round of the expansion draft from the New York Yankees. Rooker, a lefty, won 103 games at the major league level, pitched in the World Series and later, enjoyed a broadcasting career that saw him raise over $80,000 for charity after he once made a bold promise on the air and “lost” the guarantee. In a MUST LISTEN TO INTERVIEW for ALL Royals fans, nearly 90 minutes in length, Rooker recently joined Dave O by phone to discuss being a part of the expansion Royals, how he became such a great hitting pitcher, his memories of many deceased former teammates, pitching in the World Series, writing children’s books and lots more! (Photo Courtesy Kansas City Royals)

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Rick Huisman

Rick Huisman pitched for the Royals from 1995-1996 after being traded by the Houston Astros to KC in exchange for Pat Borders. Huisman was a hard thrower known as a strikeout pitcher, as evidenced by his 9.5 K/9 in the minor leagues and 8.1 K/9 in MLB. Rick recently spoke with Dave O about making his debut in the same inning as Mike Sweeney (as battery mates), helping to set Sweeney up with his wife Shara and the lasting impression that his time in Kansas City had on his life, most notably on how it opened up his eyes to a career in the nonprofit sector of helping the youth. (Photo Courtesy Kansas City Royals)

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Mike Sweeney

Mike Sweeney is a sure fire Royals Hall of Famer that appeared in five All-Star Games and finished in the Top 10 of TWENTY career Royals All-Time Batting stats, including 2nd in home runs, 2nd in slugging percentage, 2nd in OPS, 3rd in batting average and 5th in RBI. All together, Sweeney played parts of 16 seasons in the major leagues before signing a one day contract to retire a Royal. He recently joined Dave O and shared many things publicly for the first time, including his reaction to the booing by some home fans, Tony Muser’s famous “milk and cookies line” and much, much more! (Photo Courtesy Kansas City Royals)

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Brian Bannister

Brian Bannister pitched for the Royals from 2007-2010, just as his father Floyd did from 1988-1989. In fact, when Brian made his debut with the Royals, that made him and Floyd the third Royals father-son combo to appear in a KC uniform (joining John/Dusty Wathan and Hal/Brian McRae). While with the Royals, Brian enjoyed much success, including the 2007 season when he went 12-7 with a 3.87 ERA. Bannister recently joined Dave O by phone from his home in the Phoenix area and for the first time publicly, spoke about what led to the end of his career and the toll it took on him. (Photo Courtesy Kansas City Royals)

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Brad Wellman

Brad Wellman played for the Royals from 1988-1989 and served as the top utility infielder both years he was in Kansas City. A former Giant and Dodger, Wellman was originally signed by and came up with the Royals before being included in a 1982 trade with San Francisco that landed the Royals Vida Blue and Bob Tufts. Wellman’s link to the Royals doesn’t stop there, as his father Gene served as a long time scout for the Royals. Wellman joined Dave O to talk about those days, including his favorite Kansas City and Bo Jackson memories, and about his son Casey, who currently plays in the NHL. *** NOTE *** Dave O was sick during this interview and apologizes for his poor voice quality. (Photo Courtesy Kansas City Royals)

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