Kansas City has rapidly gained a reputation as being home to great baseball fans beginning with the 2014 MLB Postseason which culminated in an American League Championship for the Royals. It can be argued that fans have always been ready, willing, and able to cheer for the Royals when the circumstances were right. One such evening occurred on a Friday night in July of 2010. The Royals were in the midst of a losing season but fans turned out in droves for “Fireworks Friday” to see the breathtaking fireworks show following the game. Despite the rain throughout the game, fans remained and rooted for their hometown team. Heading into the bottom of the ninth inning, the Baltimore Orioles were leading the Royals by a score of 5 to 4. With two outs and two runners on base, local favorite Alex Gordon headed to the plate with bat in hand to the chorus of “Let’s Go Royals.” After taking Ball One, Gordon would swing hard on the second pitch and would drive the ball over the outfield wall propelling the Royals to a 7 to 5 victory over the Orioles. As Alex was mobbed in celebration by his teammates, the fans throughout the stadium rejoiced and cheered in jubilation for the Royals last minute win.
Home runs and fireworks fly at Kauffman Stadium
1 Royal Way, Kansas City, MO 64129, United States