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For the past two and a half months, we have looked back at the all time greats at each position in Kansas City Royals history. Over the course of their tenure with the Royals, these players had come to establish themselves among the best players that Kansas City had to offer.
When going through the Royals all time starting pitching list, it was interesting to see how many of those players owed their ranking due to their excellent consistency as opposed to having a truly dominant season or two. Of course, there were pitchers like Bret Saberhagen, who was truly dominant at times during his time in Kansas City, which helped his place on the all time list.
But what about those other pitchers in Kansas City Royals history? What about those pitchers who posted excellent seasons, but did not pitch long enough to be recognized in the career lists? In fact, these excellent seasons may be a better indication of what the Royals all time starting rotation would be.
So, with that in mind, let us go back and look back upon the five greatest seasons in the history of the Kansas City Royals. Since we would be building a hypothetical pitching staff, each player will be used only once if they appear on the Royals top ten list for greatest seasons.
Let us know if there is a pitcher who had a season that you feel would have been good enough to make the list, or if you would choose a different season than the ones listed.
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