No. 26) Steve Busby, starting pitcher, 1972-80
Steve Busby‘s claim to fame with the Kansas City Royals is throwing the first no-hitter in franchise history on April 27, 1973, against the Detroit Tigers. He accomplished that feat as a 23-year-old rookie. One year later, he became the first and only player to ever throw a no-no in his first two major league seasons. His second came against the Milwaukee Brewers on June 19, 1974. Busby ended his fine Royals career with 70 wins in eight seasons.
No. 25) Wade Davis, starting pitcher/relief pitcher, 2013-16
When the James Shields/Wil Myers trade was announced in the 2012-13 offseason, Wade Davis was more or less an afterthought in the deal. Nothing more than a solid starter who had the potential to be a middle of the rotation pitcher for the Kansas City Royals. Then Luke Hochevar got injured.
The team chose to put Davis in the bullpen to take Hoch’s place and unearthed a gem. Since 2014, there’s almost no argument that Davis has been the best relief pitcher in baseball. The Cyborg was a key cog in the HDH bullpens from 2014-16 and got the final out for the Royals in their magical World Series run in 2015. Davis may have been the most unhittable pitcher in franchise history.