Sluggerrr is the official mascot of the Kansas City Royals. The lion whose mane looks like a crown made his debut on April 5, 1996. The word slugger also refers to a powerful batter with a high percentage of extra base hits. Sluggerrr is one of few mascots that has Facebook and Twitter accounts, both clearly marked on his homepage.
In 2010, Sluggerrr was sued by a man named John Coomer for allegedly firing a hotdog at his eye, while the mascot was shooting hotdogs into the stands. The Royals later fired the man behind Sluggerrr and replaced him.