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34 KANSAS CITY ROYALS The Royals selected Hal’s son Brian in the first round of the 1985 amateur draft. Brian was promoted from the minor leagues to the big-league team in 1990. He then played for his dad in 1991. The center fielder was with the Royals for five years. Hal managed Kansas City until 1994. Ex-Royal Bob Boone replaced McRae after he was fired. Kansas City had other special moments in the 1990s. Some of them involved Brett. 329 to win his third batting title. Brett had also won batting crowns in 1976 and 1980.

McRae managed the Royals from 1991 to 1994. The team never finished better than third place during that time. BEGINNING OF DECLINE 33 Frank White Just like his longtime teammate George Brett, second baseman Frank White was a Royal Roy Ro l for his entire big-league b g-league -league career. White broke into the major leagues with Kansas City in 1973 and played with the team through 1990. White won eight Gold Glove Awards. He also earned five All-Star Game invitainvitations. White was named MVP of the 1980 ALCS, in which Kansas City sw t the New York Yankees to earn swept the team's first World Series berth.

Ex-Royal Bob Boone replaced McRae after he was fired. Kansas City had other special moments in the 1990s. Some of them involved Brett. 329 to win his third batting title. Brett had also won batting crowns in 1976 and 1980. He became the first player in baseball history to win batting titles in three different decades. 285 in 1992. In the season’s final week, on September 30 against the host California Angels, Brett recorded his 3,000th hit. It was George Brett connects for a single in the Royals’ 4–0 win over the host Angels on September 30, 1992.

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