White named grand marshal of American Royal Parade
Saturday, Sept. 29 10 a.m.
Frank White's career stats
Frank White is showing Kansas City his "Royal" side.
The Royals Hall of Fame second baseman and eight-time Gold Glove winner has been named the grand marshal of the 82nd Annual American Royal Parade, which carries a "Show 'Em Your Royal" theme this year and kicks off the 108th year of the American Royal celebration in Kansas City.
"Our grand marshal represents the Kansas City Royals, which were named after the American Royal," said Melissa Pate, parade coordinator for the American Royal. "With a history like that, we feel it is a natural to have one of the great players and current staff member of the Royals as our grand marshal."
White, who donned a Royals uniform from 1973-1990, is a senior advisor for the organization this season. He was a five-time All-Star as a player, played in seven postseasons and two World Series for Kansas City, was inducted into the Royals Hall of Fame in 1995 and had his No. 20 retired at Kauffman Stadium. Last season, he managed the Royals Double-A Affiliate - the Wichita Wranglers - to a 77-62 record and first place in the Texas League's North Division.
Needless to say, White, who spent his entire career with the Royals, has a lot of "Royal" to share with the community.
Held Saturday, Sept. 29, the parade is the start of the eight-week American Royal event that includes the World Series of Barbecue, concerts, rodeo events and horse shows. The parade, which begins at 10 a.m., will feature more than 150 entries and is presented by H&R Block. For more information about the American Royal or the parade route, visit http://www.americanroyal.com/.