Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer helped power Kansas City to the ALCS and then fueled the afterparty at McFadden's -- 10 minutes west from Kauffman Stadium on I-70 -- the best way he knew how.
Hosmer, according to local reports, arrived with several teammates after they finished off a sweep with their 8-3 win over the Angels and picked up the tab for everyone in attendance at the Irish bar in Kansas City's Power & Light District for the last hour of the night.
Hosmer spent $3,000 on the early Monday morning bar tab, and his teammates shared a $12,000 bill, the Kansas City Star reported, citing a Royals official.
In video shot at McFadden's, Hosmer, Royals closer Greg Holland and others can be seen shooting champagne at a capacity crowd.
The Royals return to the field for Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday at Baltimore.
Some of the revelers were drawn at least in part by a Hosmer invitation via Twitter:
KC you guys showed us so much love all year were returning the favor for you guys tonight at @McFaddensKC #allonebigfamily see.u all there— Eric Hosmer (@TheRealHos35) October 6, 2014