There is a good chance that if you’ve found this page then you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.
That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for both the Atlanta Braves and Kansas City Royals.
And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?
Well, good news, you’re in the right place.
I’ve done some research and have found players who played for both the Braves and the Royals.
The following guys are well-remembered by most fans in both uniforms.
Jorge Soler is an outfielder known for his power-hitting ability. He made his MLB debut in 2014 with the Chicago Cubs and was part of the team that ended the Cubs’ 108-year World Series drought in 2016.
His breakout season came after a trade to the Kansas City Royals. In 2019, he led the American League in home runs with 48, setting a new Royals single-season record. However, Soler’s first All-Star appearance wasn’t until this season with the Marlins.
Soler also has displayed his power in the postseason, earning the World Series MVP award in 2021 as a member of the Atlanta Braves.
Soler Key Stats
- All-Star (Marlins)
- 40+ Home Run Season (Royals)
- 100+ RBI Season (Royals)
Most fans will remember these guys as either a Brave or a Royal, but probably not both.
Terry Pendleton, who played from 1984 to 1998, is best known for his time as a third baseman with the Cardinals and Braves. He also had stops with the Marlins, Royals and Reds.
Pendleton was a formidable force at the plate and in the field, winning the National League MVP in 1991 with the Braves, and he was instrumental in their dominance throughout the ’90s.
He won three Gold Gloves (2 with the Cardinals, 1 with the Braves) for his defensive prowess and had a single all-star appearance in 1992.
Omar Infante made his MLB debut in 2002 with the Detroit Tigers, where he spent the early part of his career. Over the years, he played for various teams including the Atlanta Braves, Florida/Miami Marlins, Detroit Tigers (in a second stint), and Kansas City Royals.
One of the highlights of Infante’s career came while he was with the Kansas City Royals. He was a member of the Royals team that won the World Series in 2015, securing the championship by defeating the New York Mets.
Throughout his career, Infante was known for his solid defense, his ability to make contact at the plate, and his overall consistency. Outside of MLB, he also represented Venezuela in international competitions, including the World Baseball Classic.
Infante Key Stats
- All-Star (Braves)
- World Series Championship (Royals)
- .300 Batting Average Season (Tigers, Braves)
Gaylord Perry, who pitched from 1962 to 1983, is renowned for his time with the Giants, Indians (now Guardians) and Padres. However, Perry played for 5 additional teams as well – Rangers, Mariners, Royals, Braves and Yankees.
Perry was an exceptional pitcher, recording over 300 wins and 3,500 strikeouts in his career, an accomplishment that led him to the Hall of Fame.
Known for his spitball — a pitch that was technically illegal during his career — Perry won two Cy Young Awards (Padres & Indians), becoming the first player to win the award in both the American and National Leagues.