Oct 15, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; The outfield scoreboard displays the Kansas City Royals as American League champions after game four of the 2014 ALCS playoff baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals swept the Orioles to advance to the World Series. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
The 1985 KC Royals vs. 2015 KC Royals
The day is October 27, 1985. A young kid watches a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium and sees the KC Royals win against St. Louis Cardinals. This was not just any ordinary game, this win meant the Kansas City Royals had won their first World Series in franchise history. And the kid? His name is Dayton Moore, current General Manager of the Royals. Oh and one more twist, he was watching from the highway beyond the outfield.
Fast forward to the 2015 World Series, Moore watches the KC Royals beat New York Mets. This time from better seats, and more on the line.
The two championships beg the question that cannot be answered, which team that Moore saw become champions was better? The 30 year difference makes that a tough question to answer. Going position by position to finding statistical advantages helps, but is not a true measurement. That being said, here it goes.
The best way to do this is to give a point to each position that had the better player, then compare the totals.
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