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1969 Kansas City RoyalsSeason Roster
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Roger Nelson played for the 1969 Kansas City Royals
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameRoyals
LocationKansas City,Missouri
Record69-93 (4th in American League West)League Rank9thMLB Rank18th
BallparkMunicipal Stadium
ManagerJoe GordonGeneral ManagerCedric Tallis
CoachesHarry Dunlop (Third Base Coach), Owen Friend (Assistant Coach), Mel Harder (Pitching Coach), Charlie Metro (First Base Coach), Jo-Jo White (Hitting Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickJohn Simmons (#23)
Attendance902,414 (Rank: 15th)
Years Available1969-2018

Team History -- 1969 Statistics -- 1969 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 
The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1969 Kansas City Royals.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1969 baseball season.

1969 Kansas City Royals Roster

TopNEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
14Jerry Adair2B6-0 175 R-R 1936-12-17 32Sand Springs,Oklahoma MLB1958-19701958-1970Sapulpa (Sapulpa,OK)Oklahoma St
1958-   UDFA-BAL
 
39Luis Alcaraz2B5-9 165 R-R 1941-06-20 28Humacao,Puerto Rico MLB1967-19701967-1970  
1959-   UDFA-MLB
 
27Wally BunkerP6-2 197 R-R 1945-01-25 24Seattle,Washington MLB1963-19711963-1971Capuchino (San Bruno,CA)
1963-   UDFA-BAL
 
34Tom BurgmeierP5-11 185 L-L 1943-08-02 25St. Paul,Minnesota MLB1962-19841968-1984Cathedral (St. Cloud,MN)
1961-   UDFA-HOU
 
29Bill ButlerP6-2 210 L-L 1947-03-12 22Hyattsville,Maryland MLB1965-19781969-1977Herndon (Herndon,VA)
1965-37- 662-DET
 
20Jim CampanisC6-0 195 R-R 1944-02-09 25New York,New York MLB1966-19731966-1973Fullerton (Fullerton,CA)
1962-   UDFA-LAN
 
26Galen CiscoP5-11 215 R-R 1936-03-07 33St. Marys,Ohio MLB1961-19691961-1969St. Mary's Memorial (St. Marys,OH)Ohio St
1958-   UDFA-BOS
 
38Jerry CramP6-0 180 R-R 1947-12-09 21Los Angeles,California MLB1969-19811969-1976   Riverside CC
1967-   UDFA-MIN
 
25Moe DrabowskyP6-2 200 R-R 1935-07-21 33Ozanna,Poland MLB1956-19721956-1972Loomis Chaffee School (Windsor,CT)Trinity Col    
41Dick DragoP6-1 190 R-R 1945-06-25 24Toledo,Ohio MLB1965-19811969-1981Woodward (Toledo,OH)Detroit Mercy
1964-   UDFA-DET
 
19Mike Fiore1B6-0 185 L-L 1944-10-11 24Brooklyn,New York MLB1968-19781968-1972Lafayette (Brooklyn,NY)
1963-   UDFA-NYN
 
42Al FitzmorrisP6-2 190 B-R 1946-03-21 23Buffalo,New York MLB1965-19791969-1978Madison (San Diego,CA)
1965-   UDFA-CHA
 
1Joe Foy3B6-0 215 R-R 1943-02-21 26New York,New York MLB1966-19711966-1971Evander Child (Bronx,NY)
1962-   UDFA-MIN
 
15Billy Harris2B6-0 175 L-R 1943-11-24 25Hamlet,North Carolina MLB1968-19781968-1969   UNC Wilmington
1966-27- 531-CLE
 
7Chuck Harrison1B5-10 190 R-R 1941-04-25 28Abilene,Texas MLB1965-19711965-1971Abilene (Abilene,TX)Texas Tech U.
1963-   UDFA-HOU
 
16Fran HealyC6-5 220 R-R 1946-09-06 22Holyoke,Massachusetts MLB1965-19781969-1978Holyoke (Holyoke,MA)American International Col
1964-   UDFA-CLE
 
32Mike HedlundP6-1 190 R-R 1946-08-11 22Dallas,Texas MLB1964-19721965-1972Arlington (Arlington,TX)
1964-   UDFA-CLE
 
24Jackie HernandezSS6-0 175 R-R 1940-09-11 28Central Tinguaro,Cuba MLB1961-19731965-1973  
1961-   UDFA-CLE
 
37Steve JonesP5-10 175 L-L 1941-04-22 28Huntington Park,California MLB1967-19691967-1969Bell (Bell,CA)Whittier Col
1962-   UDFA-MIN
 
18Pat KellyOF6-1 185 L-L 1944-07-30 24Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1963-19811967-1981Gratz (Philadelphia,PA)
1962-   UDFA-MIN
 
16Joe KeoughOF6-0 185 L-L 1946-01-07 23Pomona,California MLB1966-19731968-1973Ganesha (Pomona,CA)Mount San Antonio Col
1965- 2-  21-KC1
 
8Ed KirkpatrickOF5-11 195 L-R 1944-10-08 24Spokane,Washington MLB1962-19781962-1977Glendora (Glendora,CA)
1962-   UDFA-ANA
 
21Buck MartinezC5-11 200 R-R 1948-11-07 20Redding,California MLB1967-19861969-1986Elk Grove (Elk Grove,CA)Sacramento City Col    
17Dave MoreheadP6-1 185 R-R 1942-09-05 26San Diego,California MLB1963-19701963-1970Hoover (San Diego,CA)
1961-   UDFA-BOS
 
35Roger NelsonP6-3 205 R-R 1944-06-07 25Altadena,California MLB1963-19791967-1976Lincoln (Lincoln,NE)
1968- 6- 129-MON
 
44Scott NortheyOF6-0 175 R-R 1946-10-15 22Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1969-19691969-1969Dormont (Pittsburgh,PA)
1965-   UDFA-CHA
 
23Don O'RileyP6-3 205 R-R 1945-03-12 24Topeka,Kansas MLB1969-19701969-1970  
1965-   UDFA-KC1
 
33Bob OliverOF6-2 215 R-R 1943-02-08 26Shreveport,Louisiana MLB1963-19781965-1975  
1963-   UDFA-PIT
 
28Dennis PaepkeC6-0 202 R-R 1945-04-17 24Long Beach,California MLB1969-19741969-1974Los Alamitos (Los Alamitos,CA)Orange Coast Col, Fullerton Col
1964-   UDFA-ANA
 
9Lou PiniellaOF6-2 199 R-R 1943-08-28 25Tampa,Florida MLB1963-19841964-1984Jesuit (Tampa,FL)Tampa
1962-   UDFA-CLE
 
46Fred RicoOF5-10 180 R-R 1944-07-04 24Jerome,Arizona MLB1969-19691969-1969San Fernando (San Fernando,CA)Arizona St, Los Angeles Pierce Col
1964-   UDFA-BAL
 
12Juan Rios2B-SS6-3 185 R-R 1942-06-14 27Mayaguez,Puerto Rico MLB1969-19691969-1969  
1965-   UDFA-NYN
 
11Ellie RodriguezC5-11 185 R-R 1946-05-24 23Fajardo,Puerto Rico MLB1964-19771968-1976  
1964-   UDFA-KC1
 
22Jim RookerP6-0 201 R-L 1942-09-23 26Lakeview,Oregon MLB1962-19801968-1980Cherry Creek (Englewood,CO)
1960-   UDFA-DET
 
10Paul Schaal3B5-11 180 R-R 1943-03-03 26Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1962-19741964-1974Compton (Compton,CA)
1962-   UDFA-ANA
 
30George SpriggsOF5-11 175 L-R 1941-05-22 28Jewell,Maryland MLB1965-19701965-1970  
1963-   UDFA-PIT
 
31Hawk TaylorOF6-2 190 R-R 1939-04-03 30Metropolis,Illinois MLB1957-19701957-1970Metropolis Community (Metropolis,IL)    
40Dave WickershamP6-3 190 R-R 1935-09-27 33Erie,Pennsylvania MLB1960-19691960-1969   Ohio U.
1955-   UDFA-PIT
 
40Chris ZacharyP6-2 200 L-R 1944-02-19 25Knoxville,Tennessee MLB1963-19731963-1973Knoxville Central (Knoxville,TN)
1962-   UDFA-HOU
 
39 Players