Made 34 regular season starts for the Kansas City Royals for a second consecutive season, tied for the Major League lead… his innings were the fourth-most in the American League...Topped innings for the eighth consecutive season, joining Mark Buerhle-TOR and Justin Verlander-DET as the only pitchers in baseball to accomplish this feat…leads all pitchers with innings since the start of 2007, just ahead of Felix Hernandez-SEA () and Verlander ()...Led the AL with 10 road wins, going 10-2 with a ERA…since the start of 2013, is 20-5 on the road, tied for the second-highest win total in Major League Baseball in that time (Adam Wainwright, 21)...Recorded a ERA over his final 16 starts, holding batters to a .231 average, posting a 6-4 record...Finished sixth in the AL with walks per innings, his lowest rate since 2008 and nearly a walk lower than 2013 ()...Had a career-long streak of consecutive innings without allowing a run from the fifth inning on 8/30 vs. CLE through 9/10 at DET...Posted his ninth career shutout on 8/9 vs. SF…among active pitchers, his shutout total ranks tied for sixth-most...Made his sixth Opening Day start on 3/31 at DET…became the 12th pitcher in Royals franchise history to make multiple Opening Day starts...Made five postseason starts for the Royals, going 1-2 with a ERA with seven walks and 20 strikeouts...his 20 strikeouts were tied with teammate Wade Davis for the most by a Royals pitcher in a single postseason…earned his lone win in Game 3 of the ALDS vs. LAA, pitching innings and allowed two runs on six hits in KC's 8-3 win.
Over the following days in high school, Nathan, due to his troubled parent's marriage, begins skipping school and for one period asks Haley to join him. Reluctantly she agrees and they go to Dan's beach house. As they start drinking, they are eventually caught by Nathan's dad, Dan. He drags them to the car and as Haley tries to get out in time, she throws up all over Dan's leg. The following day, Haley agrees to skip another period, but Nathan is shocked as he finds she has failed her first exam due to her skipping. With this in mind, he apologizes to Haley and tells her that it is not her to skip class and he does not want to change her. The two agree that Haley will not skip class again. When Nathan's grandparents come to visit, Haley is visited by his grandfather. Not knowing who each other are, he asks after Karen and Lucas as Haley tells him how they are. She is eventually invited to the Scott house for dinner with the grandparents, and as she sees Royal, they both pretend not to know each other. The table then gets to an uneasy situation where alot of secrets are revealed as well as Haley telling Nathan about Royal's visit to the cafe. (" The Living Years ") (" Crash Course in Polite Conversation ")
Although Scott was considered a potential challenger for the light heavyweight championship, the WBA removed him from its rankings in October 1979.  The WBA cited concerns that as an imprisoned convict, Scott did not set a "good example", and that his opponents were disadvantaged because they had to come to the prison for all of his bouts.  Sports Illustrated questioned whether those were the real motives for removing Scott from the rankings, given that the same conditions had applied when the WBA had started to rank him the year before.