» August 3, 1977:
Dennis Leonard pitches the Royals to a 12–2 win over the White Sox. John Mayberry leads the offense by hitting for the cycle.
» October 7, 1977:
Kansas City earns a 6–2 win over New York as Hal McRae doubles and scores twice and Dennis Leonard hurls a 4-hitter.
» May 8, 1978: After a Bernie Carbo walk and a ground out the Royals intentionally walk Jim Rice to pitch to Carl Yastrzemski, who clouts a 3-run homer. The Red Sox, down 5–4, beat the Royals, 8–4. Mike Stanley is the winner over Dennis Leonard.
» September 26, 1979:
Dennis Leonard shuts out California, 4–0, and Royals SS Frank White hits for the cycle.
» September 17, 1980:
The Royals become the first team to clinch a division title, as Dennis Leonard shuts out the Angels 5–0 in the first game of a doubleheader.
» April 12, 1986: Making his first start in nearly three years, Kansas City's Dennis Leonard shuts out Toronto 1–0 on three hits. Leonard, a 3-time 20-game winner, had undergone four knee operations since tearing a tendon during the 1983 season.
» February 2, 1987: Three-time 20-game winner Dennis Leonard, who returned to the majors last season after a 3-year absence due to a knee injury, announces his retirement. Leonard was 8-13 with a 4.44 ERA for the Royals in 1986.