Revive '85 Royals Pep Rally

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Jackson County held a "Revive '85" Royals Pep Rally that featured seven former Royals and attracted more than 1,200 fans to the KC Live! Block in the Power & Light District.

The rally celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the Royals' 1985 World Series title and got fans fired as the 2015 American League Central champion Royals begin their quest to get back to the Fall Classic.

The Royal alums participating in the rally included eight-time Gold Glove second baseman Frank White, who is now a Jackson County Legislator, and his '85 Series teammates Willie Wilson and Danny Jackson. The other alums were Dennis Leonard, Al Fitzmorris, Willie Aikens and John Mayberry.

"I can't thank the players enough for participating," Jackson  County Executive Mike Sanders said. "I got to be on stage with some of my heroes today. When I was growing up, I rooted for all of these guys when they wore the Royal Blue."

The Royal Alums and Steven St. John of WHB say, "Thank you, Jackson County" as the pep rally draws to a close: (L-R) Al Fitsimmons, John Mayberry, Frank White, St. John, Willie Wilson, Willie Aiken, Dennis Leonard and Danny Jackson.

Pride of '77
Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders asks former Kansas City first baseman John Mayberry if the 1977 Royals could have beaten this year's American League Central Division champs. Mayberry was a star on the 1977 team, which still holds the Royals' record with 102 regular-season wins.