Provides a blueprint for becoming a champion, both on and off the field
When Dayton Moore arrived in Kansas City in 2006, the Royals hardly resembled a contender. The general manager inherited a major league club that had just one winning season in the previous decade. Moore, a Kansas native who grew up as a Royals fan, implemented a plan to return the franchise to its glory years. Though not without a few bumps in the road, that plan came to fruition in 2014 as the Royals swept through the American League playoffs to take the pennant and returned the World Series to Kansas City. In More Than a Season, Moore shares how his faith and leadership principles guided his rebooting of the Royals. The general manager describes how he built one of baseballs best farm systems and international scouting departments of out nothing. He shares insight on how he persevered through six consecutive losing seasons and the critical response to controversial trades of Zack Greinke and Wil Myerstransactions that ultimately yielded the foundation of a champion. Full of never-before-told stories from inside the Royals organization More Than a Season features a foreword by star outfielder Alex Gordon and an introduction by William F. High, CEO of the National Christian Foundation Heartland.
Matt Fulks is a freelance writer and editor and a regular contributor to various publications, including the Kansas City Star and Royals Baseball Insider magazine, the official publication of the Kansas City Royals. In recent years, he has also written for CBS Sportsline, the Denver Post, and USA Today Sports Weekly. He is the author or coauthor of 15 books, including projects with Royals legends Denny Matthews, Frank White, and Fred White. He lives in Overland Park, Kansas. Dayton Moore is the general manager of the 2014 American League champion Kansas City Royals. Since taking over in 2006, Moore has rebuilt the Royals organization into one of baseballs best. He lives in Leawood, Kansas. Alex Gordon is the left fielder for the Kansas City Royals. Originally drafted in 2005, Gordon was a key contributor on the Royals' 2014 American League championship team. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri. William F. High is founder of iDonate.com and CEO of the National Christian Foundation Heartland, an organization with the goal to simplify giving and multiply impact. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri.
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