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1972 Kansas City RoyalsSeason Roster
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Monty Montgomery played for the 1972 Kansas City Royals
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameRoyals
LocationKansas City,Missouri
Record76-78 (4th in American League West)League Rank8thMLB Rank14th
BallparkMunicipal Stadium
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 PickJamie Quirk (#18)
Attendance707,656 (Rank: 19th)
Years Available1969-2018

Team History -- 1972 Statistics -- 1972 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 1972 Kansas City Royals.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1972 baseball season.

1972 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 39Stanley,North Carolina MLB1952-19721955-1972Stanley (Stanley,NC)    
39Norm AngeliniP5-11 175 L-L 1947-09-24 24San Francisco,California MLB1969-19811972-1973Junipero Serra (San Mateo,CA)Washington St, Col. San Mateo
1967- 8- 134-CIN
 
22Tom BurgmeierP5-11 185 L-L 1943-08-02 28St. Paul,Minnesota MLB1962-19841968-1984Cathedral (St. Cloud,MN)
1961-   UDFA-HOU
 
40Steve BusbyP6-2 205 R-R 1949-09-29 22Burbank,California MLB1971-19801972-1980Fullerton (Fullerton,CA)USC
1971- 2-  39-KCA
 
43Bruce DalcantonP6-2 205 R-R 1942-06-15 30California,Pennsylvania MLB1966-19781967-1977  
1966-   UDFA-PIT
 
41Dick DragoP6-1 190 R-R 1945-06-25 27Toledo,Ohio MLB1965-19811969-1981Woodward (Toledo,OH)Detroit Mercy
1964-   UDFA-DET
 
23Al FitzmorrisP6-2 190 B-R 1946-03-21 26Buffalo,New York MLB1965-19791969-1978Madison (San Diego,CA)
1965-   UDFA-CHA
 
15Bobby Floyd3B-SS6-0 181 R-R 1943-10-20 28Hawthorne,California MLB1964-19811968-1974El Segundo (El Segundo,CA)UCLA
1964-   UDFA-BAL
 
2Ron HansenSS-3B6-3 200 R-R 1938-04-05 34Oxford,Nebraska MLB1958-19721958-1972Albany (Albany,CA)    
32Mike HedlundP6-1 190 R-R 1946-08-11 25Dallas,Texas MLB1964-19721965-1972Arlington (Arlington,TX)
1964-   UDFA-CLE
 
18Gail Hopkins1B5-10 200 L-R 1943-02-19 29Tulsa,Oklahoma MLB1965-19741968-1974David Starr Jordan (Long Beach,CA)Pepperdine U., USC
1965-   UDFA-CHA
 
30Steve HovleyOF5-10 188 L-L 1944-12-18 27Ventura,California MLB1965-19731969-1973Villanova Prep (Ojai,CA)Stanford U.
1966-35- 665-CAL
 
25Mike JacksonP6-3 190 L-L 1946-03-27 26Paterson,New Jersey MLB1964-19731970-1973Paterson Catholic (Paterson,NJ)
1964-   UDFA-PHI
 
16Joe KeoughOF6-0 185 L-L 1946-01-07 26Pomona,California MLB1966-19731968-1973Ganesha (Pomona,CA)Mount San Antonio Col
1965- 2-  21-KC1
 
8Ed KirkpatrickC5-11 195 L-R 1944-10-08 27Spokane,Washington MLB1962-19781962-1977Glendora (Glendora,CA)
1962-   UDFA-ANA
 
19Bobby Knoop2B6-1 170 R-R 1938-10-18 33Sioux City,Iowa MLB1964-19721964-1972Montebello (Montebello,CA)
1956-   UDFA-MLB
 
12Jerry MayC6-2 195 R-R 1943-12-14 28Staunton,Virginia MLB1961-19731964-1973  
1961-   UDFA-PIT
 
7John Mayberry1B6-3 220 L-L 1949-02-18 23Detroit,Michigan MLB1967-19821968-1982Northwestern (Detroit,MI)
1967- 1-   6-HOU
 
20Monty MontgomeryP6-3 200 R-R 1946-09-01 25Albemarle,North Carolina MLB1968-19721971-1972   Pfeiffer U.
1968- 9- 204-KCA
 
29Tom MurphyP6-3 185 R-R 1945-12-30 26Cleveland,Ohio MLB1967-19791968-1979Euclid (Euclid,OH)Ohio U.
1967- 1-   6-CAL
 
35Roger NelsonP6-3 205 R-R 1944-06-07 28Altadena,California MLB1963-19791967-1976Lincoln (Lincoln,NE)
1968- 6- 129-MON
 
33Bob OliverOF6-2 215 R-R 1943-02-08 29Shreveport,Louisiana MLB1963-19781965-1975  
1963-   UDFA-PIT
 
26Amos OtisOF5-11 166 R-R 1947-04-26 25Mobile,Alabama MLB1965-19841967-1984Williamson (Mobile,AL)
1965- 5-  95-BOS
 
17Dennis PaepkeC6-0 202 R-R 1945-04-17 27Long Beach,California MLB1969-19741969-1974Los Alamitos (Los Alamitos,CA)Orange Coast Col, Fullerton Col
1964-   UDFA-ANA
 
37Freddie PatekSS5-5 148 R-R 1944-10-09 27Seguin,Texas MLB1966-19811968-1981Seguin (Seguin,TX)
1965-22- 421-PIT
 
9Lou PiniellaOF6-2 199 R-R 1943-08-28 28Tampa,Florida MLB1963-19841964-1984Jesuit (Tampa,FL)Tampa
1962-   UDFA-CLE
 
1Cookie Rojas2B5-10 170 R-R 1939-03-06 33Havana,Cuba MLB1956-19771962-1977  
1956-   UDFA-CIN
 
25Jim RookerP6-0 201 R-L 1942-09-23 29Lakeview,Oregon MLB1962-19801968-1980Cherry Creek (Englewood,CO)
1960-   UDFA-DET
 
10Paul Schaal3B5-11 180 R-R 1943-03-03 29Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1962-19741964-1974Compton (Compton,CA)
1962-   UDFA-ANA
 
5Richie ScheinblumOF6-1 180 B-R 1942-11-05 29New York,New York MLB1964-19741965-1974Englewood (Englewood,NJ)C.W. Post Campus/Long Island U.
1964-   UDFA-CLE
 
34Paul SplittorffP6-3 210 L-L 1946-10-08 25Evansville,Indiana MLB1968-19841970-1984Arlington (Arlington Heights,IL)Morningside Col
1968-25- 575-KCA
 
14Carl TaylorC6-2 207 R-R 1944-01-20 28Sarasota,Florida MLB1962-19731968-1973Key West (Key West,FL)
1962-   UDFA-PIT
 
6Jim Wohlford2B5-11 175 R-R 1951-02-28 21Visalia,California MLB1970-19871972-1986Mount Whitney (Visalia,CA)Col. the Sequoias
1970- 3-  61-KCA
 
28Ken WrightP6-2 210 R-R 1946-09-04 25Pensacola,Florida MLB1964-19811970-1974Escambia (Pensacola,FL)So.Mississippi
1964-   UDFA-BOS
 
34 Players