Royals all time ace Splittorff dies at 64 - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Royals all time ace Splittorff dies at 64

Posted:

The Kansas City Royals say Paul Splittorff, the winningest pitcher in the team's history, has died.

The team announced in a news release that the 64-year-old Splittorff died early Wednesday from complications from melanoma at his home in the Kansas City suburb of Blue Springs.

A left-hander, Splittorff won 166 games in a 15-year career. In 1973, he became the first Royals pitcher to win 20 games. Splittorff was known for staring down hitters after he struck them out. He retired in 1984. After his retirement, he worked as a broadcaster for the Royals and college basketball.

  • SPORTSMore>>

  • Hawks' Jewell earns preseason All-American recognition

    Hawks' Jewell earns preseason All-American recognition

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 8:55 PM EDT2017-08-23 00:55:17 GMT

    Iowa senior linebacker Josey Jewell was named to the Preseason First Team All-America Team, the Associated Press announced today.

    More >>

    Iowa senior linebacker Josey Jewell was named to the Preseason First Team All-America Team, the Associated Press announced today.

    More >>
  • Hawks(Team USA) improves to 2-0 at World University Games

    Hawks(Team USA) improves to 2-0 at World University Games

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 8:49 PM EDT2017-08-23 00:49:21 GMT

     USA Team's offense scored 13 runs off 14 hits to cruise to a 13-3, seven-inning, run-rule victory over Russia on Tuesday night at New Taipei City Xinzhuang Stadium. ...

    More >>

     USA Team's offense scored 13 runs off 14 hits to cruise to a 13-3, seven-inning, run-rule victory over Russia on Tuesday night at New Taipei City Xinzhuang Stadium. ...

    More >>
  • Hawks suspend Rugamba for season opener

    Hawks suspend Rugamba for season opener

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 8:42 PM EDT2017-08-23 00:42:21 GMT

    Iowa football defensive back Manny Rugamba will not see action in Iowa’s opening football game of the season due to a one game suspension.

    More >>

    Iowa football defensive back Manny Rugamba will not see action in Iowa’s opening football game of the season due to a one game suspension.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly