Tips Updates
Daily
Players
Teams
Leagues
Draft
Boxscores
Minor Leagues
College
People
Extra Bases
Applications
About

1971 Kansas City RoyalsSeason Roster
Follow TBC on Twitter and Facebook


Ken Wright played for the 1971 Kansas City Royals
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameRoyals
LocationKansas City,Missouri
Record85-76 (2nd in American League West)League Rank4thMLB Rank8th
ManagerBob LemonGeneral ManagerCedric Tallis
CoachesGalen Cisco (Pitching Coach), Harry Dunlop (Third Base Coach), Charlie Lau (Hitting Coach), George Strickland (Assistant Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickRoy Branch (#5)
Attendance910,784
Years Available1969-2017

Team History -- 1971 Statistics -- 1971 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 1971 Kansas City Royals.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1971 baseball season.

1971 Kansas City Royals Roster

TopPREV   NEXT 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)
36Ted AbernathyP6-4 215 R-R 1933-03-06 38Stanley,North Carolina MLB1952-19721955-1972Stanley (Stanley,NC)    
27Wally BunkerP6-2 197 R-R 1945-01-25 26Seattle,Washington MLB1963-19711963-1971Capuchino (San Bruno,CA)    
22Tom BurgmeierP5-11 185 L-L 1943-08-02 27St. Paul,Minnesota MLB1962-19841968-1984Cathedral (St. Cloud,MN)
1961-   UDFA-HOU
 
29Bill ButlerP6-2 210 L-L 1947-03-12 24Hyattsville,Maryland MLB1965-19781969-1977Herndon (Herndon,VA)
1965-37- 662-DET
 
27Lance ClemonsP6-2 205 L-L 1947-07-06 23Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1968-19741971-1974Radnor (Radnor,PA)West Chester Pennsylvania
1968- 7- 156-KCA
 
43Bruce DalcantonP6-2 205 R-R 1942-06-15 29California,Pennsylvania MLB1966-19781967-1977  
1966-   UDFA-PIT
 
41Dick DragoP6-1 190 R-R 1945-06-25 26Toledo,Ohio MLB1965-19811969-1981Woodward (Toledo,OH)Detroit Mercy
1964-   UDFA-DET
 
23Al FitzmorrisP6-2 190 B-R 1946-03-21 25Buffalo,New York MLB1965-19791969-1978Madison (San Diego,CA)
1965-   UDFA-CHA
 
15Bobby FloydSS-2B6-0 181 R-R 1943-10-20 27Hawthorne,California MLB1964-19811968-1974El Segundo (El Segundo,CA)UCLA
1964-   UDFA-BAL
 
7Chuck Harrison1B5-10 190 R-R 1941-04-25 30Abilene,Texas MLB1965-19711965-1971Abilene (Abilene,TX)Texas Tech U.
1963-   UDFA-HOU
 
32Mike HedlundP6-1 190 R-R 1946-08-11 24Dallas,Texas MLB1964-19721965-1972Arlington (Arlington,TX)    
39Gail Hopkins1B5-10 200 L-R 1943-02-19 28Tulsa,Oklahoma MLB1965-19741968-1974David Starr Jordan (Long Beach,CA)Pepperdine U., USC
1965-   UDFA-CHA
 
16Joe KeoughOF6-0 185 L-L 1946-01-07 25Pomona,California MLB1966-19731968-1973Ganesha (Pomona,CA)Mount San Antonio Col
1965- 2-  21-KC1
 
8Ed KirkpatrickOF-C5-11 195 L-R 1944-10-08 26Spokane,Washington MLB1962-19781962-1977Glendora (Glendora,CA)    
19Bobby Knoop2B6-1 170 R-R 1938-10-18 32Sioux City,Iowa MLB1964-19721964-1972Montebello (Montebello,CA)    
6Buck MartinezC5-11 200 R-R 1948-11-07 22Redding,California MLB1967-19861969-1986Elk Grove (Elk Grove,CA)Sacramento City Col    
12Jerry MayC6-2 195 R-R 1943-12-14 27Staunton,Virginia MLB1961-19731964-1973      
25Mike McCormickP6-2 195 L-L 1938-09-29 32Pasadena,California MLB1956-19711956-1971Keppel (Alhambra,CA)    
20Monty MontgomeryP6-3 200 R-R 1946-09-01 24Albemarle,North Carolina MLB1968-19721971-1972   Pfeiffer U.
1968- 9- 204-KCA
 
35Roger NelsonP6-3 205 R-R 1944-06-07 27Altadena,California MLB1963-19791967-1976Lincoln (Lincoln,NE)
1968- 6- 129-MON
 
33Bob Oliver1B-OF6-2 215 R-R 1943-02-08 28Shreveport,Louisiana MLB1963-19781965-1975      
26Amos OtisOF5-11 166 R-R 1947-04-26 24Mobile,Alabama MLB1965-19841967-1984Williamson (Mobile,AL)
1965- 5-  95-BOS
 
17Dennis PaepkeC-OF6-0 202 R-R 1945-04-17 26Long Beach,California MLB1969-19741969-1974Los Alamitos (Los Alamitos,CA)Orange Coast Col, Fullerton Col
1964-   UDFA-ANA
 
2,37Freddie PatekSS5-5 148 R-R 1944-10-09 26Seguin,Texas MLB1966-19811968-1981Seguin (Seguin,TX)
1965-22- 421-PIT
 
9Lou PiniellaOF6-2 199 R-R 1943-08-28 27Tampa,Florida MLB1963-19841964-1984Jesuit (Tampa,FL)Tampa    
1Cookie Rojas2B5-10 170 R-R 1939-03-06 32Havana,Cuba MLB1956-19771962-1977      
13Jim RookerP6-0 201 R-L 1942-09-23 28Lakeview,Oregon MLB1962-19801968-1980Cherry Creek (Englewood,CO)
1960-   UDFA-DET
 
5Ted SavageOF6-1 185 R-R 1936-02-21 35Venice,Illinois MLB1962-19711962-1971Lincoln (East St. Louis,IL)Lincoln Missouri    
10Paul Schaal3B5-11 180 R-R 1943-03-03 28Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1962-19741964-1974Compton (Compton,CA)    
15Rich SeversonSS-2B6-0 174 R-R 1945-01-18 26Artesia,California MLB1970-19711970-1971  
1963-   UDFA-CHA
 
25Paul SplittorffP6-3 210 L-L 1946-10-08 24Evansville,Indiana MLB1968-19841970-1984Arlington (Arlington Heights,IL)Morningside Col
1968-25- 575-KCA
 
44Carl TaylorOF6-2 207 R-R 1944-01-20 27Sarasota,Florida MLB1962-19731968-1973Key West (Key West,FL)
1962-   UDFA-PIT
 
49Sandy ValdespinoOF5-8 170 L-L 1939-01-14 32San Jose De Las Lajas,Cuba MLB1965-19711965-1971      
28Ken WrightP6-2 210 R-R 1946-09-04 24Pensacola,Florida MLB1964-19811970-1974Escambia (Pensacola,FL)So.Mississippi
1964-   UDFA-BOS
 
40Jim YorkP6-3 200 R-R 1947-08-27 23Maywood,California MLB1969-19761970-1976Norwalk (Norwalk,CA)UCLA, Cerritos Col
1969-16- 383-KCA
 
35 Players