May 25, 2011

Royals All Time Leading Pitcher Paul Splittorff Has Died: Paul Splittorff - The Royals all time leading pitcher and long time voice of the Royals has died due to complications from melanoma.

posted by Tinman to baseball at 10:28 AM - 5 comments

Split was a workhorse for nearly 15 years with the Royals. The kick on his delivery was so high I often wondered if he might knee himself in the face. He retired with grace and without much fanfare one year before the Royals only World Series Championship. He went on to be the familiar voice of the Royals until just a couple of weeks ago. He was a pillar in his community, and he will be missed by all Royals fans.

posted by Tinman at 10:49 AM on May 25, 2011

I liked that guy. As well as a lot of the players the franchise had once upon a time.

Before the player salaries got totally insane, no one ever referred to the Royals as a "small market team". They made themselves into a flagship franchise from scratch. Them were the days.

posted by beaverboard at 11:15 AM on May 25, 2011

Far too young. I remember watching him pitch (on TV) against the Red Sox, and never liked to see his name in the lineup. Melanoma is too tough a hitter to get out.


posted by Howard_T at 03:58 PM on May 25, 2011


posted by kcfan4life at 08:37 AM on May 26, 2011


posted by tommybiden at 02:11 PM on May 26, 2011

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