Perhaps the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame executive board needs to be re-assessed. Curt Nelson of the Royals Hall of Fame seems to be the only one who appreciates the roots of the success in the Royals franchise. Sid Bordman, a former sportswriter for The Kansas City Star, wrote stories about the Royals from the team’s inception in 1968 and well past the first game in franchise history in 1969. But he has never been asked to be a part of the committee that considers those from the Royals’ early days. Consequently, some of the important early figures in the history of the Royals go unrecognized.