Kansas City Royals: Top Moments of 2017 Season

KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 23: Eric Hosmer
KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 23: Eric Hosmer /
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3.) Eric Hosmer Homers on Final Day

Most Kansas City Royals fans will spend the coming months on pins and needles, hoping they have not seen the last of Hosmer in the home dugout at Kauffman Stadium. If they have, he sure made the most of his final home game at The K.

When Hosmer stepped to the plate in the first inning, the Royals faithful in attendance gave him a long standing ovation. He showed his appreciation by blasting a solo home run down the left-field line on an 0-2 pitch.

The moment undoubtedly brought goosebumps to those who witnessed it. This writer got a late start watching the game from the beginning and already knew Hosmer homered. It didn’t stop the goosebumps from popping up when the moment came.

A man with a flair for the dramatic, Hosmer will just add this to the immense collection of memories he has accumulated with the Kansas City Royals. For most players, a home run in (possibly) their final game with the organization that drafted them out of high school would easily top their list of best moments.

For Hosmer, it might not be in the top five when you consider his clutch hits in the playoffs, a walk-off sacrifice fly in Game 1 of the World Series and his dash home in Game 5. In fact, it’s not even his top home run of the season, according to this list.