Royals Hall excited about fresh, new site

Royals Hall excited about fresh, new site

OAKLAND -- The Royals Hall of Fame and Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM) have collaborated to put together a new website that showcases the history of the Royals franchise and the rich tradition of baseball in Kansas City.

Each of the 24 members of the Royals Hall of Fame is featured, including video induction ceremonies.

The site also includes feature stories, on-going series, a photographic library, virtual exhibits and video elements on the story of the Royals franchise and the 128-year history of pro baseball in Kansas City.

"When the Royals Hall of Fame building opened in 2009, it finally allowed us to tell a more detailed story of Kansas City baseball," said Curt Nelson, the Hall director. "Now with the website, we can add even more depth. As we change exhibits inside the Royals Hall of Fame, our past efforts will now have a new life on-line."

The Hall also is introducing a Twitter feed @royalshof to share information on Royals history.

"One of the great parts of the game of baseball is its deep historical connections from one generation to the next," Nelson said. "We want to try and connect today with the broader story of Royals baseball back to our founding and all the teams that were part of Kansas City before 1969."

The Royals began play in 1969 after being founded by Ewing Kauffman.