Bill Pecota

Bill Pecota was drafted by the Royals in the 10th round of the 1981 draft and played in 445 games for KC from 1986-1991. Primarily a utility infielder while with KC, “I-29” played all nine positions in the Big Leagues and finished up his career with the Mets and Braves. Pecota is perhaps made most famous thanks to Baseball Prospectus and the PECOTA player forecasting system it named after him. He recently joined Dave O to talk about the shock in being drafted, where the nickname “I-29” came from, the heartbreak in being traded from KC to New York, his thoughts on the PECOTA system and lots more! (Photo Courtesy Kansas City Royals)

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Tommy Davis

Tommy Davis played 18 years at the Big League level, including part of the 1976 season in Kansas City. A two-time World Series champion (1963 & 1965) and two time All-Star and NL batting champion, Davis saw his best MLB season in 1962 with the Dodgers, when he hit .346 to go along with 230 hits, 27 home runs and 153 RBI. For his career, the right handed hitting slugger finished with 2,121 hits, 153 home runs, 1,052 RBI’s and a batting average of .294. He recently joined Dave O to talk about the role that Jackie Robinson played in him choosing to sign with the Dodgers over the Yankees, his favorite memories of edging Frank Robinson and Roberto Clemente for batting crowns, winning the World Series in LA, his brief times in KC and much more! (Photo Courtesy Kansas City Royals)

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Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson pitched for the Royals during the 1970 season and finished with a 3.07 ERA in 214 innings. By striking out 206 batters that year, he became the first Royals pitcher to “K” more than 200 in a season. While certainly effective for KC, Johnson’s mark was made even more by being involved in the two trades that brought Amos Otis and Freddie Patek to the Royals. Following his times in Kansas City, Johnson won a World Series with the 1971 Pirates and pitched parts of seven seasons at the Big League level with the Mets, Royals, Pirates, Indians and Braves. The 6-4 righty recently joined Dave O to talk about nearly losing a leg after a tragic motorcycle accident, how Whitey Herzog kept him from retiring, how he LOVED his times in Kansas City (and didn’t want to go), pitching in the World Series and lots more! (Photo Courtesy Kansas City Royals)

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Jason Jacome

Jason Jacome pitched for the Royals from 1995-1997 after coming over in a trade with the New York Mets. A 6-1 southpaw, Jacome appeared in 71 games while with KC, including 16 starts, before finishing his Big League career with the Indians. The Tucson, Arizona native recently joined Dave O to talk about coming up with the Mets, how excited he was to be traded to the Royals, his extremely positive experience in KC, the thrill of pitching in Japan and much more! (Photo Courtesy Kansas City Royals)

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Randy McGilberry

Randy McGilberry pitched for Kansas City from 1977-1978 after being selected by the Royals in the 14th round of the 1975 draft. A 6-1 righty, McGilberry attended Louisiana Tech and would ultimately appear in 21 games with KC. He recently joined Dave O to talk about throwing a no-hitter in his first collegiate game, how the Royals taught him to add 5 MPH on his fastball within four days, the rather “interesting” diet he consumed while at AA Jacksonville, being best friends with Dan Quisenberry and lots more! (Photo Courtesy Kansas City Royals)

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Whitey Herzog

Whitey Herzog is in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame and spent times in Kansas City both as a player (1958-1960 with the A’s) and manager (1975-1979 with the Royals). Herzog finished with a 410-304 Royals record and led the team to three consecutive postseasons from 1976-1978. Following his years in KC, the New Athens, Illinois native managed the Cardinals to a record of 822-728, including a World Series championship and three pennants. Whitey recently joined Dave O to talk about his life in baseball from the start, with a special emphasis on his years in Kansas City. Truly a “can’t miss interview” for any baseball fan. (Photo Courtesy Kansas City Royals)

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Desi Relaford

Desi Relaford played six different positions for the Royals from 2003-2004 while appearing in 255 games. A switch-hitter from Jacksonville, Florida, Relaford came up as a shortstop, and spent parts of eleven seasons at the major league level with the Phillies, Padres, Mets, Mariners, Royals, Rockies and Rangers. Desi recently joined Dave O to talk about his favorite season in the Big Leagues, 2003, as well as how much he loved Kansas City, how he SWEARS he could have been a Big League pitcher, his work with holistic nutrition and lots more! (Photo Courtesy Kansas City Royals)

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Rodney Scott

Rodney Scott was selected by the Royals in the 11th round of the 1972 draft and played with Kansas City in 1975 before being traded to Montreal for Bob Stinson. A switch-hitting infielder, Scott spent parts of eight seasons at the MLB level and in 1980, stole 64 bases with the Expos while also leading the league in triples (13). The Indianapolis native would go on to also play for the Athletics, Cubs and Yankees. Rodney recently joined Dave O to talk about how Kansas City found him, spending time at the Royals Academy, how he got the nickname “Cool Breeze,” becoming a regular second baseman with Montreal and much more! (Photo Courtesy Kansas City Royals)

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Jim Colborn

Jim Colborn pitched for the Royals from 1977-1978 and owns one of four no-hitters in club history (1977). A former All-Star in 1973, the right-hander spent parts of ten seasons at the major league level with the Cubs, Brewers, Royals and Mariners, compiling marks of 83-88 with a 3.80 ERA. Colborn has gone on to make a career in “the grand game,” becoming a coach, manager and scout over the last 25+ years, where he still works in 2015 with the Texas Rangers in the Pacific Rim. Colborn recently joined Dave O to discuss the journey that took him from Edinburgh University in Scotland to the Big Leagues with the Cubs, from becoming the first 20 game winner in Brewers history (1973) to 18 wins in the Royals rotation (1977), what it was like appearing in the movie “For Love of the Game” and lots more! (Photo Courtesy Kansas City Royals)

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Jack McKeon

Jack McKeon was the skipper in Kansas City from 1973-1975, amassing a Royals record of 215-205. McKeon’s KC managing days followed up a five year stint as a Royals minor league manager in which he won back-to-back pennants with Omaha in 1969 & 1970. Following his times with the Royals organization, McKeon managed at the MLB level with Oakland, San Diego, Cincinnati and Florida, winning a World Series (2003, Marlins) and twice being recognized as NL Manager of the Year (1999 & 2003). A completely fascinating baseball man who also spent eight years as Padres GM, “Trader Jack” recently joined Dave O to talk about an incredible array of topics, beginning with childhood and ending with managing the Marlins at the age of 80 in 2011. An absolute MUST listen for ANY baseball fan. (Photo Courtesy Kansas City Royals)

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