Top 10 Kansas City Royals Rivalries

The Royals have had some beef with various teams throughout their existence. Here’s some of the more notable rivalries

The Top Ten

St. Louis Cardinals The St. Louis Cardinals are a professional baseball team based in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cardinals compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the National League Central division.

These two teams have some history Often called the I-70 series or the Show me series these two teams have played annually for a long time. The peak of this rivalry was the 1985 World Series which Kansas City won. This rivalry has lost some meaningfulness since then with KC becoming irrelevant and St Louis becoming a dominant force in baseball. St Louis has beat up on the Royals but there’s still some bitterness between the fans which still makes it a big rivalry in my book. Not as big in Kansas but ask any Royals fan in Missouri and they’ll tell you the Cardinals are the biggest rival.

I hate them with a passion

I am a St. Louis fan, oof..

Chicago White Sox

Probably the biggest division rivalry. Chicago and KC Have always had bad blood. They haven’t really had many games of significance other than fighting for being better standing in the division. There’s the whole Jeff Samardzija brawl in 2015. There’s also the time two White Sox fans attacked Tom Gamboa

Nobody likes you White Sox

Oakland A's

The A’s once played in Kansas City and so there’s been some saltiness ever since they left. They had some battles in the 70s. There was also some tension in the 2014 wild card game which was the best one ever change my mind. Plus the Raiders and Chiefs were already rivals

I think KC hates them just because the A’s left Kansas City back in the 60s

New York Yankees The New York Yankees are an American professional baseball team based in the Bronx, New York City, New York, that competes in Major League Baseball.

The Yankees are the New England Patriots of the MLB. Pretty much everyone hates them. The Royals and Yankees were bitter rivals in the 70s but nowadays this rivalry isn’t as big

I hate the Yankees

Detroit Tigers The Detroit Tigers are an American professional baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers compete in Major League Baseball as a member of the American League Central division.

The Tigers and Royals are kinda similar ever since they have been in the same division they have been kinda good/ bad at similar times. There’s been some competitive matchups in recent years when the Tigers were contenders and KC was competitive but now in 2019 they both suck again. Overall there hasn’t really been any bad blood between these two teams

I don’t care for them.

Cleveland Indians The Cleveland Indians are an American professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the American League Central division.

Sure they’re division foes but Cleveland and KC haven’t had much beef recently. They’re more or less just a division foe and that’s it.

Minnesota Twins

They were rivals in years past but now they’re nothing more than division rivals. Like Cleveland they really haven’t had much beef.

Toronto Blue Jays The Toronto Blue Jays are a Canadian professional baseball team based in Toronto, Ontario. The Blue Jays are a member of the East division of the American League in Major League Baseball, and play their home games at Rogers Centre.

KC came back from 3-1 in the ALCS in 1985 and they beat Toronto again in 2015. The true villain in this rivalry is Jose Bautista who went as far as to taunt Royals fans and complain at every call he disagreed with.

Los Angeles Angels The Los Angeles Angels (known as the California Angels from 1965 to 1996, the Anaheim Angels from 1997 to 2004, and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim from 2005 to 2015) are an American professional baseball franchise based in Anaheim, California, near Los Angeles. The Angels compete in Major League ...read more.

Not as big of rivals anymore but back in the 80s they had a great rivalry and won a combined 9/10 division titles between 1976-1986. The rivalry was sparked once again in 2014 in the ALDS in which the Royals swept the Angels

Houston Astros The Houston Astros are an American professional baseball team based in Houston, Texas. They won the World Series in 2017.

This team is dead to me. They have accomplished NOTHING! They have become the most hated team surpassing yes even the Yankees. #Cheaters

The Astros and Royals are a very recent rivalry but they met in the 2015 ALDS and KC won the series including a game 4 comeback which has to leave their fans somewhat salty. It’s still recent but this has the potential to become a good rivalry if KC becomes competitive again

The Contenders

New York Mets The New York Mets are an American professional baseball team based in New York City. They play in Flushing, in the borough of Queens.
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