Nominees from all 30 Major League clubs will be featured on MLB.com/awards through Monday at 2 p.m. ET -- with winners to be unveiled an hour later at 3 p.m.
Vote NOW for the MLB Royals Fan of the Year presented by Esurance
Winners whose clubs reach the League Championship Series or Fall Classic will receive tickets to root for the home team on a late-October night. As for the top fans whose teams fall short of the sport's semifinals? Have no fear, as there's always next year (and free tickets to an April 2017 game of their choice).
Major League Baseball and the 30 clubs worked tirelessly to identify the sport's top supporters. But after great debate, the following Royals' fans were chosen among a long list of deserving candidates:
Paul Long and John Stoner: Sluggerrr isn't the only cat who rallies the crowd. The "cat suit guys" -- Long and Stoner -- are fixtures at Kauffman Stadium.
Chris Coats: Coats has taken perfect attendance -- and baseball fandom -- to another level, attending more than 1,000 Royals home games in a row.
Jimmy Faseler: Faseler has commanded the spotlight at Royals games with his enthusiastic belly dancing, which he calls "bringing the thunder."
Jeremy Scheuch: Known for his incredible facial hair and unique style, Scheuch is a Royals superfan who is still partying like it's 1985.
The MLB Fans of the Year presented by Esurance program represents the "first inning" of the Esurance MLB Awards, which honor greatness in Major League Baseball and serve as the grand finale of the game's awards season. Esurance MLB Awards voting will run from 4 p.m. ET on Monday to 2 p.m. ET on Nov. 11 and include nominees in 19 categories -- from Best Major Leaguer to Best Social Media Post to Best MLB Interview.
Media, front-office personnel, retired MLB players, the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and fans will determine the most #AwardWorthy players and moments from 2016. The MLB Awards winners will be announced Friday, Nov. 18, live on MLB.com and MLB Network.
Zachary Finkelstein is an editor for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.