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Franchise History for the the Kansas City Royals. A franchise is a perpetual entity that exists over time as a single entity, regardless of its location. The franchise section for the Major Leagues tracks a franchise through its evolution of relocations and name changes. Outside of a change of ballpark and ownership, a relocated franchise will often retain the majority of its players and often their front office.
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Franchise History - Kansas City Royals

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  • YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionGPWinsLossWPctGBLRankLgRankMLBRankRFRADiffStRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    2019Kansas City RoyalsALCentral16259103.36442.041327000StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprNed YostKauffman Stadiumdnq
    2018Kansas City RoyalsALCentral16258104.35833.051429638833-195StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprNed YostKauffman Stadiumdnq
    2017Kansas City RoyalsALCentral1628082.49422.03813702791-89StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprNed YostKauffman Stadiumdnq
    2016Kansas City RoyalsALCentral1628181.50013.531016675712-37StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprNed YostKauffman Stadiumdnq
    2015Kansas City RoyalsALCentral1629567.586-11472464183StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprNed YostKauffman StadiumWon World Series (Mets)
    2014Kansas City RoyalsALCentral1628973.5491.024765162427StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprNed YostKauffman StadiumLost World Series (Giants)
    2013Kansas City RoyalsALCentral1628676.5317.0371264860147StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprNed YostKauffman Stadiumdnq
    2012Kansas City RoyalsALCentral1627290.44416.031123676746-70StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprNed YostKauffman Stadiumdnq
    2011Kansas City RoyalsALCentral1627191.43824.041124730762-32StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprNed YostKauffman Stadiumdnq
    2010Kansas City RoyalsALCentral1626795.41427.051226676845-169StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprNed Yost, Trey Hillman, Daren BrownKauffman Stadiumdnq
    2009Kansas City RoyalsALCentral1626597.40121.551226686842-156StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprTrey HillmanKauffman Stadiumdnq
    2008Kansas City RoyalsALCentral1627587.46313.541120691781-90StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprTrey HillmanKauffman Stadiumdnq
    2007Kansas City RoyalsALCentral1626993.42627.051227706778-72StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprBuddy BellKauffman Stadiumdnq
    2006Kansas City RoyalsALCentral16262100.38334.051329757971-214StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprBuddy BellKauffman Stadiumdnq
    2005Kansas City RoyalsALCentral16256106.34643.051430701935-234StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Buddy Bell, Tony Pena, Bob SchaeferKauffman Stadiumdnq
    2004Kansas City RoyalsALCentral16258104.35834.051429720905-185StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Tony PenaKauffman Stadiumdnq
    2003Kansas City RoyalsALCentral1628379.5127.03817836867-31StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Tony PenaKauffman Stadiumdnq
    2002Kansas City RoyalsALCentral16262100.38332.541227737891-154StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Tony Pena, Tony Muser, John MizerockKauffman Stadiumdnq
    2001Kansas City RoyalsALCentral1626597.40126.051227729858-129StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Tony MuserKauffman Stadiumdnq
    2000Kansas City RoyalsALCentral1627785.47518.041019879930-51StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Tony MuserKauffman Stadiumdnq
    YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionGPWinsLossWPctGBLRankLgRankMLBRankRFRADiffStRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    1999Kansas City RoyalsALCentral1616497.39832.541328856921-65StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Tony MuserKauffman Stadiumdnq
    1998Kansas City RoyalsALCentral1617289.44716.531123714898-184StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Tony MuserKauffman Stadiumdnq
    1997Kansas City RoyalsALCentral1616794.41619.051327747820-73StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Tony Muser, Bob BooneKauffman Stadiumdnq
    1996Kansas City RoyalsALCentral1617586.46624.051121746786-40StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Bob BooneKauffman Stadiumdnq
    1995Kansas City RoyalsALCentral1447074.48630.02815629691-62StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Bob BooneKauffman Stadiumdnq
    1994Kansas City RoyalsALCentral1156451.5574.035957453242StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Hal McRaeKauffman Stadiumdnq
    1993Kansas City RoyalsALWest1628478.51910.03714675694-19StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Hal McRaeKauffman Stadiumdnq
    1992Kansas City RoyalsALWest1627290.44424.051321610667-57StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Hal McRaeRoyals Stadiumdnq
    1991Kansas City RoyalsALWest1628280.50613.0610157277225StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Hal McRae, John Wathan, Bob SchaeferRoyals Stadiumdnq
    1990Kansas City RoyalsALWest1617586.46627.561119707709-2StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---John WathanRoyals Stadiumdnq
    1989Kansas City RoyalsALWest1629270.5687.022469063555StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---John WathanRoyals Stadiumdnq
    1988Kansas City RoyalsALWest1618477.52219.5381270464856StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---John WathanRoyals Stadiumdnq
    1987Kansas City RoyalsALWest1628379.5122.0261171569124StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Billy Gardner, John WathanRoyals Stadiumdnq
    1986Kansas City RoyalsALWest1627686.46916.031017654673-19StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Dick Howser, Mike FerraroRoyals Stadiumdnq
    1985Kansas City RoyalsALWest1629171.562-13668763948StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Dick HowserRoyals StadiumWon World Series (Cardinals)
    1984Kansas City RoyalsALWest1628478.519-169673686-13StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Dick HowserRoyals StadiumLost ALCS (Tigers)
    1983Kansas City RoyalsALWest1627983.48820.02715696767-71StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Dick HowserRoyals Stadiumdnq
    1982Kansas City RoyalsALWest1629072.5563.024578471767StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Dick HowserRoyals Stadiumdnq
    1981Kansas City RoyalsALWest1035053.485-01017397405-8StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Jim Frey, Dick HowserRoyals StadiumLost in 1st Round (Athletics)
    1980Kansas City RoyalsALWest1629765.599-133809694115StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Jim FreyRoyals StadiumLost World Series (Phillies)
    YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionGPWinsLossWPctGBLRankLgRankMLBRankRFRADiffStRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    1979Kansas City RoyalsALWest1628577.5253.0271285181635StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Whitey HerzogRoyals Stadiumdnq
    1978Kansas City RoyalsALWest1629270.568-146743634109StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Whitey HerzogRoyals StadiumLost ALCS (Yankees)
    1977Kansas City RoyalsALWest16210260.630-111822651171StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Whitey HerzogRoyals StadiumLost ALCS (Yankees)
    1976Kansas City RoyalsALWest1629072.556-126713611102StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Whitey HerzogRoyals StadiumLost ALCS (Yankees)
    1975Kansas City RoyalsALWest1629171.5627.024671064961StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Jack McKeon, Whitey HerzogRoyals Stadiumdnq
    1974Kansas City RoyalsALWest1627785.47513.058166676625StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Jack McKeonRoyals Stadiumdnq
    1973Kansas City RoyalsALWest1628874.5436.02477557523StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Jack McKeonRoyals Stadiumdnq
    1972Kansas City RoyalsALWest1547678.49416.5481458054535StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Bob LemonMunicipal Stadiumdnq
    1971Kansas City RoyalsALWest1618576.52816.024860356637StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Bob LemonMunicipal Stadiumdnq
    1970Kansas City RoyalsALWest1626597.40133.041122611705-94StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Bob Lemon, Charlie MetroMunicipal Stadiumdnq
    1969Kansas City RoyalsALWest1626993.42628.04918586688-102StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Joe GordonMunicipal Stadiumdnq
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    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. League Abbreviation or name of league Division League division, geographically (usually) grouping of teams within a league GP Games Played. Usually refers to a team WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L)) GBL Games behind leader. ((Team A Wins-Team B Wins) + (Team A Losses-Team B Losses))/2 Rank If team context, indicates Divisional Rank LgRank Rank within a League. For MLB, refers to AL or NL MLBRank Rank in all of Major League Baseball for the season RF Runs For RA Runs Against Diff Run Differential. RF-RA Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) DR Entered game as defensive replacement Off Offensive Lineups by Game Def Defensive Lineups by Game Pit Pitches Manager Manager(s) for this team Ballpark Team or School's ballpark for the season Playoffs Playoff participation description.