On-deck for Hard Ball: Jim Sundberg
Though he was known for his defense (as six Gold Gloves attest to), Jim Sundberg contributed two of the most monumental offensive moments in Kansas City Royals history.
His three-run triple in the top of the sixth in Game 7 of the 1985 American League Championship Series more or less secured the pennant for the Royals after they’d been down to the Toronto Blue Jays three games to one.
And his headfirst slide past Darrell Porter in the bottom of the ninth in Game 6 of the ’85 World Series sent KC to a seventh game, where they clinched the only championship in franchise history, once again coming back from three games to one down, this time to the in-state rival St. Louis Cardinals.
Look for our Hard Ball Conversation with Sundberg on Thursday right here at hbci.com/sports.