Royals To Wear Patch Honoring David Glass Throughout 2020 Season


KANSAS CITY, MO (January 23, 2020) – In honor of former Owner and Chairman David Glass, the Kansas City Royals will wear a patch on the right sleeves of their jerseys during the 2020 season (photo attached). Mr. Glass passed away on January 9.

The patch is round and displays his initials, ‘DG,’ in royal blue with a crown adornment. The patch will be unveiled and displayed on all of the players’ and alumni jerseys during Royals FanFest this Friday and Saturday.

After serving on the organization’s board while owned by Ewing Kauffman, David Glass purchased the team in 2000. Throughout his 20 years as owner of the Club, he served on many MLB committees and oversaw the 2012 All-Star Game and two Postseason appearances, including the World Series Championship in 2015.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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