The Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 3-1 and with that victory will make their first post-season appearance in 29 years. It is the longest such drought in any of the four major professional sports.
Their last post-season appearance occurred when they won the World Series in 1985. That year the Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games.
Like the 1985 Royals, the 2014 edition have strong pitching and defense with an anemic offense. Their ace is James Shields and their bullpen is anchored by the one two punch of Wade Davis and Greg Holland. However, their best offensive player is Alex Gordon who hit a modest .265 with 19 HR and 74 RBI this season.
Despite their lack of offense, the Royals are only a game back of the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central and could still win the division. If not, the Royals will either face the Oakland A's or the Seattle Mariners in the AL Wild Card Game on Tuesday.
After the Royals clinched, the TV cameras turned to a smiling George Brett.