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When it comes to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, the Kansas City Royals are not exactly well represented. While they have Royals lifer George Brett enshrined, he is the only player currently in the Hall of Fame who went in with the KC on his hat. Yes, Harmon Killebrew and Gaylord Perry played for the Royals and earned their induction in the Hall, but they are remembered for their time on other teams. Likewise, Whitey Herzog managed the Royals, but was inducted as a Cardinal. The Royals wing, consisting of Brett alone, is quite the solitary place.
With the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies this weekend, it is a time to look back upon the past, as the greats of the game are joined by new faces. For fans of those teams represented, it is a time of celebration and joy. For others, it is a time to remember the history while wondering if, at some point, another member of their team will get a call.
This year, as has been the case for most years, the Kansas City Royals did not have a member of their franchise inducted. While there were players from the Royals on the ballot, with Jermaine Dye and Tom Gordon, neither came close to even staying on the ballot for a second year. In fact, Gordon was the only player to even receive one vote for enshrinement.
When will the Royals have another player inducted, and when that happens, who will it be? Let us take a look over some of the most likely candidates at this point in time.
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