Royals With Bacon

Never thought I’d have a Pulp Fiction reference as the title of one of my posts but there you go. I decided to continue my trend of Kevin Bacon by connecting him to teams in the Royals system. I’ve already written about the Idaho Falls Chukars being connected to him. However, I did find a link through one of the Royals minor leaguers. One of infielder Mark Threlkeld’s cousins is Lauren Conrad aka LC from The Hills and Laguna Beach. She was in Epic Movie with Jennifer Coolidge. Coolidge was in Austenland with JJ Feild. His partner is Neve Campbell and Campbell was in Wild Things with Kevin Bacon.

Kevin Bacon with the cast of Wild Things. (Image courtesy: The Telegraph UK)

Kevin Bacon with the cast of Wild Things. (Image courtesy: The Telegraph UK)

Kansas City Royals outfielder Bo Jackson had a small acting career after retiring from baseball. He was in a movie called Fakin’ Da Funk which was released in 1997 which co-starred Tatyana Ali. Ali was in The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air with Will Smith who was in Men In Black with Tommy Lee Jones. Tommy Lee Jones was in JFK with Kevin Bacon.

Kevin Bacon in JFK (Image courtesy: IGN.com)

Kevin Bacon in JFK (Image courtesy: IGN.com)

Using the JFK link again, we can find a way back to Kevin Bacon. Butch Davis spent part of the 1983 and 1984 seasons playing for the Kansas City Royals. Davis had a cameo in the minor league classic Bull Durham with Kevin Costner who was in JFK with Kevin Bacon.

Movie poster for Sleepers (Image courtesy: Wikipedia)

Movie poster for Sleepers (Image courtesy: Wikipedia)

Wally Joyner spent four years playing for the Royals from 1992-1995. He played himself in the movie Little Big League which is honestly a cinematic gem. I mean who doesn’t love a baseball movie about a kid running the Minnesota Twins. (Although Rookie Of The Year was better. The Pitcher’s Got A Big Butt scene cracks me up every time.) Anyways, Dennis Farina was in LIttle Big League. Farina co-starred with Brad Pitt in Snatch and Pitt was in Sleepers with Kevin Bacon.

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3 thoughts on “Royals With Bacon

  1. Mike Sweeney and David Howard once made a cameo on SNL (as well as one-time Royals Rondell White and Mark Grudzielanek) in a bizarre sketch featuring 30 random ballplayers. Kevin Bacon once hosted SNL in 1991!

    Fun piece, I am linking to this from Royals Review.

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