TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers are honoring the Kansas City Royals for winning their first World Series since 1985.
Royals Hall of Fame director Curt Nelson held up the silver World Series trophy on Monday to the applause of legislators in both chambers.
Both the Senate and House approved resolutions hailing the team’s five-game triumph over the New York Mets in November.
Republican Rep. Scott Schwab of Olathe spoke about reliving the joy he felt as a young boy when he watched Kansas City win the Series in 1985.
He praised the Royals for earning their title while playing “the boys’ game like grown-up boys.”
Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, a Topeka Democrat, also congratulated the team for its accomplishment and urged his fellow senators to support the resolution in that chamber.
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