Before the people of Kansas City developed their longstanding and staunch support for the Kansas City Royals baseball team, they had been abandoned by their previous city franchise. The Kansas City Athletics used to
represent the city in the American League in the past. Unfortunately, the owner of the sports franchise had been unhappy about the city for almost a decade before he got enough votes at the American League to allow the move. After relocating the city’s baseball franchise to Oakland, Charlie Finley attracted massive criticism from the then Missouri US Senator. Stuart Symington demanded the American League to create a new franchise for the city, and the Kauffman’s earned their city legacy by founding the Royals.