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What became of the 1985 Royals?

Updated: September 17, 2010, 10:45 AM ET
By Mike Fish | ESPN.com

Ewing Kauffman, co-owner, deceased: It was the money, vision and energy of Kauffman and his late wife, Muriel, which brought Kansas City an expansion franchise in 1969 that almost overnight turned into a contender. The founder of Marion Laboratories -- which had annual revenues of $930 million before merging with Dow Pharmaceuticals in 1989 -- often tapped into his personal fortune to field a championship-caliber team. The Royals made their World Series debut in 1980 opposite the Philadelphia ...

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