Royals honor late White with tribute video

Royals honor late White with tribute video

KANSAS CITY -- A lively, nostalgic and moving tribute to the late Royals broadcaster Fred White is now posted in the video corner on

The 2 1/2-minute video features White's play-by-play calls of great Royals moments, including George Brett's 3,000th hit and his postseason home run off Yankees reliever Goose Gossage in the 1980 American League Championship Series. Also shown are his days broadcasting Kansas State athletics and his later years as director of the Royals Alumni.

The video, which was on the CrownVision screen at Kauffman Stadium before Thursday night's game, is narrated by former CBS News anchor and A&E documentary host Bill Kurtis. White and Kurtis, a Kansas native, knew each other through connections with WIBW-TV in Topeka.

White, 76, died on May 15 of complications of melanoma.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for Kathleen Gier is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.