On Tuesday, the Kansas City Royals played postseason baseball for the first time in 29 years, and it was an instant classic. If you aren't in your mid-30s, there's probably no chance you remember their previous playoff appearance, which culminated in the 1985 World Series championship.

A lot has happened in the meantime, and a quick look back offers some jaw-dropping reminders that 1985 was a lifetime ago.


To put Kansas City's long postseason absence in perspective, here's a quick time capsule from back when the Royals were a playoff team:

Royals Party Like It's 1985

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