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Royals, A's Will Salute The Kansas City A's

The Kansas City Royals will face the Oakland Athletics this weekend and on Saturday, July 17 they will salute the old A's, the Kansas City A's.

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To celebrate the event, the Royals will give away 20,000 retro hats saluting both the A's and Royals. The players will also wear the hats.

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The festivities will also include a Kansas City A's video retrospective, which chronicles the history of the franchise while in Kansas City and features many of the revolutionary, and sometimes controversial, ideas introduced by late owner Charlie Finley. Video highlights - including the history of Municipal Stadium, the colorful A's uniforms, the robotic rabbit named Harvey and some of the great players with connections to the Kansas City A's - will be shown on CrownVision both prior to the game and during several inning breaks throughout the evening.

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It'd be worth going for the Charlie Finley talk alone.