Vote Kansas City Royals As SI Sportsman Of The Year


Kansas City Royals fans, here is your chance to vote our favorite team into an accolade they richly deserve: Sports Illustrated Sportsman Of The Year.

Typically, it’s an award for individuals. But, the Sports Illustrated staff—correctly, to my mind—nominated the entire KC Royals team. On a group without a superstar, winning two straight American League pennants and the 2015 World Series, was a team accomplishment.

And, not only did the Kansas City Royals go from laughing stock to world champions, it’s the WAY they won that captivated baseball fans across the world. No team in major-league history had overcome more multi-run leads than the seven playoff comebacks by the KC Royals in 2015. Their 51 runs scored after the seventh inning also set another playoff record.

No team has ever been more never say die than the 2015 Kansas City Royals.

As deserving as the KC Royals might be for this accolade, they face stiff competition that includes international soccer star Lionel Messi, sprinting deity Usain Bolt, and Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.

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As of November 13, the Kansas City Royals leads the overall voting on the strength of massive support from Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, and Nebraska. American Pharoah leads in every other state besides North Carolina, who favors Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis. International soccer star Lionel Messi is the choice in most countries around the world.

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You can cast your vote here.

How cool would it be to vote in a team as SI’s Sportsman Of The Year? What better tribute could there be to the small-market Kansas City Royals than recognizing the achievement of the entire organization? A vote for the KC Royals is a vote for underdogs everywhere.

C’mon Kansas City Royals fans. The KC Royals were already on the Sports Illustrated print edition cover for November 3. Let’s go all 2015 All-Star game and make our Kansas City Sport Illustrated’s Sportsman Of The Year!

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Really, who deserves it more?