KC Royals’ Kevin Uhlich to retire from senior VP role

Kansas City Royals Senior Vice President of Business Operations Kevin Uhlich will retire from his role overseeing the business side of the organization after 14 seasons in that position.

The Royals announced on Wednesday that Uhlich’s retirement will become official on October 30, and he’ll transition to a position as special assistant to team chairman and CEO John Sherman.

Uhlich, 63, has spent 44 seasons in Major League Baseball, including a stint as a batboy for the California Angels in 1976.

An Anaheim native, he went on to advance in that organization to positions that included VP of stadium operations, VP of sales, marketing and operations and senior VP of business operations in 2002 (the year they won their only World Series championship).

Before he joined the Royals, Uhlich was the executive VP for the Washington Nationals in 2005 and in 2006.

The Royals hired him on November 7, 2006, as senior VP of business operations. During his tenure, Uhlich headed up the $275 million renovation of Kauffman Stadium, completed for the 2009 season, as well as the complete renovation of the Royals spring training facility in Surprise, Arizona, which was completed in February 2016.

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Lynn Worthy covers the Kansas City Royals and Major League Baseball for The Star. A native of the Northeast, he’s covered high school, collegiate and professional sports for The Lowell Sun, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin, Allentown Morning Call and The Salt Lake Tribune. He’s won awards for sports features and sports columns.

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