While searching on Youtube for the last no-hitter in Royals history (which was by Bret Saberhagen in August of 1991), I stumbled across this gem. What a great pitching match-up, as Kevin Appier took the hill for the Royals and Mike Mussina for the Orioles. Kansas City would lose 4-2, but if you miss the old days it’s a good chance to watch some Royals legends like Keith Lockhart, Joe Vitiello and Bob Hamelin. For those worried about what the team will look like next year, this might be a decent comparison, as the 1996 Royals finished 75-86 and last in the American League Central.
Make sure you pass this along to Bloggess, she’s a huge Orioles fan.
Ahhh, the days when the Orioles has starting pitchers … aces, even! Now, we are stocked and loaded with a handful of #4 starters, at best, and whatever reliever might be able to throw some junk and eat up some emergency innings. 🙂
I feel for you…I have a feeling this will be closer to how my Royals perform this upcoming year. Oh, these dark days…