Kauffman Stadium
aka Royals Stadium

1973 - Present

Kansas City, MO
Historic Aerials
What Was There

Team Years Games
(1973 - 2020)
First Game
Royals vs. Rangers: 4/10/1973
Starting Pitchers: Paul Splittorff (KCA) vs Pete Broberg (TEX)
Score: 12-1 (KCA)
Attendance: 39,464
First Batter: Dave Nelson (TEX) (Grounded to P)
Bruce Dal Canton is the only pitcher to allow the first grand slam and inside-the-park homer in a park.

Event First Last
Hit Amos Otis (KCA) - Bunt Single to 3B (1st) -
Run Scored Freddie Patek (KCA)
Run Batted In John Mayberry (KCA)
Home Run John Mayberry (KCA) vs. Bill Gogolewski (TEX) on 4/10/1973 (5th inning)
Strikeout Pete Broberg (TEX)/Hal McRae (KCA)
Win Paul Splittorff (KCA)
Loss Pete Broberg (TEX)
Grand Slam Dave May (ML4) vs. Bruce Dal Canton (KCA) on 4/26/1973 (9th inning)
Inside-the-Park HR Vic Harris (TEX) vs. Bruce Dal Canton (KCA) on 6/24/1973 (9th inning)
No-Hitter Nolan Ryan (CAL) vs. Royals on 5/15/1973