Always taking to the mound with great tenacity, fire and stamina, Gubicza anchored the Royals pitching staff for over a decade. He was named Royals Pitcher of the Year two times and by the end of his career had recorded the second-most innings pitched in club history (2,218.2). After his 13 seasons, Gubicza was also the Royals all-time strikeout leader (1,366). On Aug. 27, 1988, the two-time All-Star set a franchise record with 14 strikeouts in a single game. His 132 career wins gave him the third-most ever collected by a Royals pitcher.