Kansas City Goes For A New Kind Of Double Play

As the revelry faded, 37,000 Kansas City Royals fans filed into a chilly September night and an uncertain future for their team. The farewell to George Brett ended a two-decade love affair between the town and a superstar who led the Royals to six division titles and a World Series championship. Only one figure looms larger in the history of the franchise: Ewing M. Kauffman, the pharmaceuticals magnate and founder. Less than two months before Brett retired, Kauffman lost a long battle with cancer.

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