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1978 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

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W-L Record: 92-70 .568
Rank: 1st in American League West
Run Differential: 743-634 + 109
Roster Continuity 84.63% 4/26
Manager(s): Whitey Herzog
General Manager: Joe Burke
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Ballpark: Royals Stadium
Attendance: 2,255,493 6/26
Playoffs: Lost ALCS (Yankees)
Top Draft Pick: Buddy Biancalana (#25) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Steve Boros
Hitting Coach: Charlie Lau
Pitching Coach: Galen Cisco
Third Base Coach: Chuck Hiller

#1 Draft Picks

Darrell Porter (#4), Clint Hurdle (#9), Jamie Quirk (#18)
American League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9270.568--
8775.5375.0
8775.5375.0
7389.45119.0
7190.44120.5
6993.42623.0
56104.35035.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
11Hal McRaeDH32   62390170
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5
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16
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7217851626611115.273.329.429758.156.252.2771.2238.9267692
15Darrell PorterC26   52077138
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18
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780575752141413.265.358.444802.179.313.2781.0028.9231602
5George Brett3B25   51079150
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62237393516356.294.342.467809.173.280.2990.9056.7238558
26Amos OtisOF31   48674145
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9632866544711010.298.380.525905.226.412.2930.8222.1255567
18Al CowensOF26   48563133
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631463154631117.274.319.388707.113.194.2931.7497.0188534
20Frank White2B27   46166127
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501310265931922.275.317.399716.124.187.3022.2765.9184501
2Freddie PatekSS33   44054109
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463811425611946.248.312.318630.070.227.2771.33220.0140496
9Clint HurdleOF-1B20   41748110
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5613568411166.264.348.398746.134.264.3101.5059.6166481
8Pete LaCock1B26   3224495
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4810212702138.295.335.419754.124.193.3071.2964.4135347
25Tom PoquetteOF26   2041644
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302014901266.216.259.338597.123.201.2030.6451.069226
6Willie WilsonOF22   1984343
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0164612163320522.217.280.278558.061.313.2572.06--55223
12John Wathan1B28   1901957
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282131241335.300.320.395715.095.116.3074.0095.075203
3Steve BraunOF30   1371636
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01432281601111.263.386.350736.088.299.2950.57--48167
1Jerry Terrell2B-3B31   1331427
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0088441300914.203.225.211436.008.068.2233.25--28147
30U.L. WashingtonSS24   1291034
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09126102000212.264.314.295609.031.155.3092.00--38142
19Joe ZdebOF25   1271832
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0113071800522.252.287.315602.063.142.2882.57--40141
10Jamie Quirk3B23   2936
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002005400000.207.324.276600.069.241.2400.80--834
10Joe LahoudOF-DH31   1602
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0000000100000.125.125.125250.000.000.133----216
31Dave Cripe3B27   1312
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0001000200000.154.154.154308.000.000.182----213
21Art KusnyerC32   1313
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2002400000.231.333.538871.308.462.2502.0013.0715
17Luis SilverioOF21   1176
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03112300100.545.615.9091524.364.545.7501.50--1014
37Jim GaudetC23   8000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----08
7Randy Bass24   2000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
Batting Totals1838547474314693055998695216844986443044557295.268.325.399724.131.246.2851.2955.921866099
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
22Dennis Leonard27   21173.33404020400294.2283125109277818312091.228.630.822.385.582.35
34Paul Splittorff31   19133.40393813200262.0244113992260763031.168.380.762.062.611.27
32Larry Gura30   1642.7235268210221.218373671360811141.097.420.532.433.281.35
38Rich Gale24   1483.0931309300192.1171786610100885031.418.020.474.694.130.88
29Doug Bird28   665.274060013198.21106358831489221.4210.000.732.824.361.55
33Marty Pattin35   333.303252012478.2724129825301021.238.200.912.853.421.20
39Al Hrabosky28   872.8858000472075.0522424635602111.166.240.724.207.201.71
23Steve Mingori34   142.744500021769.0642521516281031.168.350.652.093.651.75
16Andy Hassler26   144.34119101058.1763628124263101.7211.790.163.724.031.08
48Jim Colborn32   124.8283001028.131181541280001.549.961.293.862.570.67
28,31Randy McGilberry24   014.15180009025.2271612218120001.739.350.696.234.150.67
40Steve Busby28   107.7175001021.1241818215100121.8610.290.866.434.290.67
43Bill Paschall24   013.382000118.06330050010.756.750.000.005.63--
35George Throop27   100.001000003.02000320001.676.000.009.006.000.67
16Steve Foucault28   004.503000202.15110100003.0022.500.004.500.000.00
Batting Totals92703.4437016253111093314391350634550108478657376301.278.440.682.994.111.37
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Darrell PorterC14560862810.9880.00
John WathanC2178620.9770.00
Art KusnyerC932320.9460.00
Jim GaudetC314110.9370.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Pete LaCock1B10670039567.9930.00
Clint Hurdle1B5241225647.9860.00
John Wathan1B47307220201.0000.00
Jerry Terrell1B5224021.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Frank White2B1403253851696.9780.00
Jerry Terrell2B312839061.0000.00
U.L. Washington2B193237110.9860.00
Joe Zdeb2B110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
George Brett3B1281042891625.9610.00
Jerry Terrell3B25214024.9680.00
Steve Braun3B1111822.9050.00
Jamie Quirk3B10101521.9260.00
Al Cowens3B551011.9370.00
Dave Cripe3B511001.0000.00
Clint Hurdle3B10000.0000.00
Joe Zdeb3B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Freddie PatekSS1372403503284.9490.00
U.L. WashingtonSS49475588.9270.00
Jerry TerrellSS11172023.9490.00
Jamie QuirkSS211001.0000.00
George BrettSS10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Amos OtisOF136382921.9950.00
Al CowensOF1272751035.9900.00
Willie WilsonOF112171642.9780.00
Clint HurdleOF78132561.9580.00
Tom PoquetteOF63144570.9550.00
Joe ZdebOF5265230.9570.00
Steve BraunOF3352120.9640.00
Luis SilverioOF65010.8330.00
Hal McRaeOF331001.0000.00
Joe LahoudOF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Al HraboskyP587539011.0001.44
Steve MingoriP456931310.9412.09
Doug BirdP4098613001.0001.74
Dennis LeonardP40294164312.9831.80
Paul SplittorffP39262184524.9692.16
Larry GuraP35221134412.9832.32
Marty PattinP327834021.0000.81
Rich GaleP3119232641.8791.36
Randy McGilberryP18252630.7272.86
Andy HasslerP11583721.8331.55
Jim ColbornP8282810.9093.20
Steve BusbyP7210510.8332.13
Steve FoucaultP3201001.0004.29
Bill PaschallP280000.0000.00
George ThroopP1301001.0003.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Hal McRaeDH153.0000.00
Willie WilsonDH6.0000.00
Darrell PorterDH4.0000.00
Al CowensDH2.0000.00
Luis SilverioDH2.0000.00
Clint HurdleDH1.0000.00
Joe LahoudDH1.0000.00
Amos OtisDH1.0000.00
Tom PoquetteDH1.0000.00
Jamie QuirkDH1.0000.00
U.L. WashingtonDH1.0000.00
Joe ZdebDH1.0000.00


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