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1977 Kansas City RoyalsSeason Roster
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Bob Heise played for the 1977 Kansas City Royals
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameRoyals
LocationKansas City,Missouri
Record102-60 (1st in American League West)League Rank1stMLB Rank1st
BallparkRoyals Stadium
ManagerWhitey HerzogGeneral ManagerJoe Burke
CoachesSteve Boros (Assistant Coach), Galen Cisco (Pitching Coach), Chuck Hiller (Third Base Coach), Charlie Lau (Hitting Coach)
PlayoffsLost ALCS (Yankees)
#1 Draft PickMike Jones (#21)
Attendance1,852,603 (Rank: 6th)
Minor League AffiliatesOmaha Royals (AAA) 76-59 ... Jacksonville Suns (AA) 72-66 ... Daytona Islanders (A+) 57-77 ... Gulf Coast Royals (Rk) 34-19 ...
Years Available1969-2018

Team History -- 1977 Statistics -- 1977 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 1977 Kansas City Royals.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1977 baseball season.

1977 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)
29Doug BirdP6-4 180 R-R 1950-03-05 27Corona,California MLB1969-19831973-1983Pomona (Pomona,CA)Mount San Antonio Col
1969- 8- 152-SE1
 
5George Brett3B6-0 205 L-R 1953-05-15 24Glen Dale,West Virginia MLB1971-19931973-1993El Segundo (El Segundo,CA)El Camino Col
1971- 2-  29-KCA
 
48Jim ColbornP6-0 191 R-R 1946-05-22 31Fayetteville,North Carolina MLB1967-19781969-1978Santa Paula (Santa Paula,CA)Washington, Whittier Col
1967-   UDFA-CHN
 
18Al CowensOF6-2 200 R-R 1951-10-25 25Los Angeles,California MLB1969-19861974-1986Centennial (Compton,CA)
1969-75-1028-KCA
 
37Larry GuraP6-1 185 B-L 1947-11-26 29Joliet,Illinois MLB1969-19851970-1985Joliet East (Joliet,IL)Arizona St
1969- 2-  40-CHN
 
42Tom HallP6-0 155 L-L 1947-11-23 29Thomasville,North Carolina MLB1966-19771968-1977Ramona (Riverside,CA)
1966- 3-  53-MIN
 
16Andy HasslerP6-5 220 L-L 1951-10-18 25Texas City,Texas MLB1970-19851971-1985Palo Verde (Tucson,AZ)
1969-25- 581-CAL
 
6Bob HeiseSS-2B6-0 175 R-R 1947-05-12 30San Antonio,Texas MLB1966-19771967-1977Vacaville (Vacaville,CA)
1966-   UDFA-NYN
 
9Clint HurdleOF6-3 195 L-R 1957-07-30 19Big Rapids,Michigan MLB1975-19871977-1987Merritt Island (Merritt Island,FL)
1975- 1-   9-KCA
 
8Pete LaCock1B-DH6-3 210 L-L 1952-01-17 25Burbank,California MLB1970-19801972-1980Taft (Woodland Hills,CA)
1970- 1-  20-CHN
 
10Joe LahoudOF6-0 202 L-L 1947-04-14 30Danbury,Connecticut MLB1966-19781968-1978   New Haven
1966-   UDFA-BOS
 
39Gary LanceP6-3 195 B-R 1948-09-21 28Greenville,South Carolina MLB1977-19801977-1977Dentville (Columbia,SC)South Carolina
1967-20- 382-CHN
 
22Dennis LeonardP6-1 190 R-R 1951-05-08 26Brooklyn,New York MLB1972-19861974-1986Oceanside (Oceanside,NY)Iona Col
1972- 2-  42-KCA
 
17Mark LittellP6-3 210 L-R 1953-01-17 24Cape Girardeau,Missouri MLB1971-19821973-1982Gideon (Gideon,MO)
1971-12- 276-KCA
 
21Buck MartinezC5-11 200 R-R 1948-11-07 28Redding,California MLB1967-19861969-1986Elk Grove (Elk Grove,CA)Sacramento City Col    
7John Mayberry1B6-3 220 L-L 1949-02-18 28Detroit,Michigan MLB1967-19821968-1982Northwestern (Detroit,MI)
1967- 1-   6-HOU
 
31Randy McGilberryP6-1 195 B-R 1953-10-29 23Mobile,Alabama MLB1977-19801977-1978Satsuma (Satsuma,AL)Louisiana Tech U.
1975-14- 321-KCA
 
11Hal McRaeDH5-11 185 R-R 1945-07-10 31Avon Park,Florida MLB1965-19871968-1987Avon Park (Avon Park,FL)Florida A&M U.
1965- 6- 117-CIN
 
23Steve MingoriP5-10 170 L-L 1944-02-29 33Kansas City,Missouri MLB1965-19791970-1979Rockhurst (Kansas City,MO)Pittsburg St
1965-   UDFA-CIN
 
3Dave Nelson2B-DH5-10 160 R-R 1944-06-20 33Fort Sill,Oklahoma MLB1964-19771968-1977Junipero Serra (Gardena,CA)Cal St Los Angeles, El Camino-Compton Center
1964-   UDFA-CLE
 
26Amos OtisOF5-11 166 R-R 1947-04-26 30Mobile,Alabama MLB1965-19841967-1984Williamson (Mobile,AL)
1965- 5-  95-BOS
 
2Freddie PatekSS5-5 148 R-R 1944-10-09 32Seguin,Texas MLB1966-19811968-1981Seguin (Seguin,TX)
1965-22- 421-PIT
 
33Marty PattinP5-11 180 R-R 1943-04-06 34Charleston,Illinois MLB1965-19801968-1980   Eastern Illinois U.
1965- 7- 127-CAL
 
25Tom PoquetteOF5-10 175 L-R 1951-10-30 25Eau Claire,Wisconsin MLB1970-19821973-1982Memorial (Eau Claire,WI)
1970- 4-  81-KCA
 
15Darrell PorterC6-0 193 L-R 1952-01-17 25Joplin,Missouri MLB1970-19871971-1987Southeast (Oklahoma City,OK)
1970- 1-   4-MIL
 
1Cookie Rojas3B-2B5-10 170 R-R 1939-03-06 38Havana,Cuba MLB1956-19771962-1977  
1956-   UDFA-CIN
 
34Paul SplittorffP6-3 210 L-L 1946-10-08 30Evansville,Indiana MLB1968-19841970-1984Arlington (Arlington Heights,IL)Morningside Col
1968-25- 575-KCA
 
35George ThroopP6-7 205 R-R 1950-11-24 26Pasadena,California MLB1970-19791975-1979Pasadena (Pasadena,CA)Long Beach St, Pasadena City Col
1972-16- 378-KCA
 
30U.L. WashingtonSS5-11 175 B-R 1953-10-27 23Stringtown,Oklahoma MLB1973-19921977-1987Stringtown (Stringtown,OK)
1972-   UDFA-KCA
 
12John WathanC6-2 205 R-R 1949-10-04 27Cedar Rapids,Iowa MLB1971-19851976-1985St. Augustine (San Diego,CA)San Diego
1971- 1-   4-KCA
 
20Frank White2B5-11 175 R-R 1950-09-04 26Greenville,Mississippi MLB1971-19901973-1990Lincoln Academy (Kansas City,MO)South Carolina Area Trade School
1970-   UDFA-KCA
 
32Willie WilsonOF6-3 195 B-R 1955-07-09 21Montgomery,Alabama MLB1974-20091976-1994Summit (Summit,NJ)
1974-16- 381-LAN
 
19Joe ZdebOF5-11 185 R-R 1953-06-27 24Compton,Illinois MLB1977-19801977-1979Maine South (Park Ridge,IL)
1971- 4-  78-KCA
 
33 Players