Kansas City Royals: The complicated legacy of David Glass

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Now that David Glass has agreed to sell the Kansas City Royals, let us look back at his legacy.

Well, it is all but official. After nearly two decades as the owner of the Kansas City Royals, David Glass has sold the team to local businessman John Sherman for $1 billion. While the deal still needs MLB approval, Glass is set to make a tidy profit on his $96 million expenditure to purchase the team.

During his tenure, the Kansas City Royals have had quite the roller coaster ride. They had gone from being one of the model franchises in the game during Ewing Kauffman’s tenure to being a laughingstock, a team that was essentially eliminated from postseason contention when Opening Day came around.

While the Royals typically struggled over the past two decades, Kansas City also reached the mountaintop. They appeared in consecutive World Series, claiming their second championship in 2015. However, the Royals had just four winning seasons since 2000, an unfortunate showing for a team that was once considered one of the best in the game.

Now that David Glass has sold the Kansas City Royals, let us take a look back at his ownership, and his history with the team.

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