Season Information
Team Name
1980 Kansas City Royals
League
American League
Division
West
Calendar
Location
W-L Record
97-65 (.599)   GBL: -0
Rankings (Div/Lg/MLB)
1 / 3 / 3
Runs For/Against
809 / 694   Diff: +115
Playoffs
Lost World Series (Phillies)
Playoff Series
Lost World Series (Phillies)
Playoff Series
ALCS vs NYA (W 3-0) ... WS vs PHI (L 4-2)
General Manager(s)
Manager(s)
Ballpark
Spring Training W-L
Not available
Spring Ballpark
Top Draft Pick
Frank Wills (1-16)
Attendance
Attendance Rank
5
Payroll (usd$)
Payroll Rank
0
Years Active
1969-2020
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MLB Transactions on this Date

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TranxDatePlayer NameTransaction DescriptionPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
1980-12-09Lee MaySigned as Free Agent by Royals.1B-DH6-3205RR1943-03-23Birmingham,AL
1961-  0-   0-CIN
MLB1965-19821961-1982
1980-11-11Dave ChalkSigned as Free Agent by Royals.3B-SS5-10175RR1950-08-30Del Rio,TX
1972-  1-  10-CAL
MLB1973-19811972-1981
1980-08-29Steve BusbyReleased by Royals.P6-2205RR1949-09-29Burbank,CA
1971-  2-  39-KCA
MLB1972-19801971-1980
1980-08-29Rusty TorresReleased by Royals.OF-DH5-10180BR1948-09-30Aguadilla,PR
1966- 54- 811-NYA
MLB1971-19801967-1981
1980-08-21Jose CardenalSigned as Free Agent by Royals.OF-1B5-10150RR1943-10-07Matanza,CU
1960-  0-   0-SFN
MLB1963-19801961-1980
1980-08-21Rawly EastwickReleased by Royals.P6-3180RR1950-10-24Camden,NJ
1969-  3-  62-CIN
MLB1974-19811969-1981
1980-08-11Ken BrettSigned as Free Agent by Royals.P5-11195LL1948-09-18Brooklyn,NY
1966-  1-   4-BOS
MLB1967-19811966-1981
1980-06-23Randy McGilberryTraded by Royals to Mets for Kevin Kobel.P6-1195BR1953-10-29Mobile,AL
1975- 14- 321-KCA
MLB1977-19781977-1980
1980-06-17Kevin KobelTraded by Mets to Royals for Randy McGilberry.P6-1195RL1953-10-02Buffalo,NY
1971- 11- 250-MIL
MLB1973-19801971-1982
1980-06-16Mark HuismannSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Royals.P6-3195RR1958-05-11Littleton,CO
1979- 23- 581-CHN
MLB1983-19911980-1992
1980-06-12Rawly EastwickSigned as Free Agent by Royals.P6-3180RR1950-10-24Camden,NJ
1969-  3-  62-CIN
MLB1974-19811969-1981
1980-06-02Steve BraunReleased by Royals.OF-3B5-10180LR1948-05-08Trenton,NJ
1966- 10- 200-MIN
MLB1971-19851966-1986
1980-05-05Rusty TorresSigned as Free Agent by Royals.OF-DH5-10180BR1948-09-30Aguadilla,PR
1966- 54- 811-NYA
MLB1971-19801967-1981
1980-04-05Eduardo RodriguezReleased by Royals.P6-0185RR1952-03-06Barceloneta,PR
1971-  0-   0-MIL
MLB1973-19791973-1979
1980-04-01Craig EatonTraded by Royals with Todd Cruz and Al Cowens to Angels for Willie Aikens and Rance Mulliniks.P5-11175RR1954-09-07Glendale,OH
1974-  6- 138-KCA
MLB1979-19791977-1984
1980-03-28Dave ChalkSigned as Free Agent by Royals.3B-SS5-10175RR1950-08-30Del Rio,TX
1972-  1-  10-CAL
MLB1973-19811972-1981
1980-02-27Jim ScrantonSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Royals.SS-2B6-0175RR1960-04-05Torrance,CA
1978- 15- 368-OAK
MLB1984-19851980-1986
1980-01-15Joe ZdebTraded by Royals to White Sox for Eddie Bane.OF-DH5-11185RR1953-06-27Compton,IL
1971-  4-  78-KCA
MLB1977-19791977-1980
1980-01-15Eddie BaneTraded by White Sox to Royals for Joe Zdeb.P5-9160RL1952-03-22Chicago,IL
1973-  1-  11-MIN
MLB1973-19761973-1980
1980-01-05Tom CandiottiSigned as undrafted Free Agent by Royals.P6-2221RR1957-08-31Walnut Creek,CA
1980-  0-   0-KCA
MLB1983-19991979-1999
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Player Name Name of the player. If not linked, then no profile on the site Transaction Description Full description of the transaction as entered in the database Pos Defensive Position Ht Height Wt Weight Ba Bats Th Throws Born Date Date of Birth for Player Place of Birth City,State or City,Country for birthplace Draft Info Year-DraftRound-Overall-Drafted by Team Abbreviation. Click the link to view picks for that round. Indicates most recent draft instance HiLvl Highest Level Reached MLB Years Up-to-date Range of Years played Stat Years Available range of years of statistics within the TBC system