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1978 Kansas City RoyalsSeason Roster
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Darrell Porter played for the 1978 Kansas City Royals
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameRoyals
LocationKansas City,Missouri
Record92-70 (1st in American League West)League Rank4thMLB Rank6th
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 PickBuddy Biancalana (#25)
Minor League AffiliatesOmaha Royals (AAA) 66-69 ... Jacksonville Suns (AA) 73-69 ... Fort Myers Royals (A+) 71-66 ... Gulf Coast Royals (Rk) 31-24 ...
Years Available1969-2017

Team History -- 1978 Statistics -- 1978 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 1978 Kansas City Royals.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1978 baseball season.

1978 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)
7Randy Bass1B6-1 210 L-R 1954-03-13 24Lawton,Oklahoma MLB1972-19821977-1982Lawton (Lawton,OK)
1972- 7- 152-MIN
 
29Doug BirdP6-4 180 R-R 1950-03-05 28Corona,California MLB1969-19831973-1983Pomona (Pomona,CA)Mount San Antonio Col
1969- 8- 152-SE1
 
3Steve BraunOF5-10 180 L-R 1948-05-08 30Trenton,New Jersey MLB1966-19861971-1985Hopewell Valley Central (Pennington,NJ)
1966-10- 200-MIN
 
5George Brett3B6-0 205 L-R 1953-05-15 25Glen Dale,West Virginia MLB1971-19931973-1993El Segundo (El Segundo,CA)El Camino Col
1971- 2-  29-KCA
 
40Steve BusbyP6-2 205 R-R 1949-09-29 28Burbank,California MLB1971-19801972-1980Fullerton (Fullerton,CA)USC
1971- 2-  39-KCA
 
48Jim ColbornP6-0 191 R-R 1946-05-22 32Fayetteville,North Carolina MLB1967-19781969-1978Santa Paula (Santa Paula,CA)Washington, Whittier Col    
18Al CowensOF6-2 200 R-R 1951-10-25 26Los Angeles,California MLB1969-19861974-1986Centennial (Compton,CA)
1969-75-1028-KCA
 
31Dave Cripe3B6-0 180 R-R 1951-04-07 27Ramona,California MLB1977-19801978-1978Hemet (Hemet,CA)Col. William and Mary, Mt. San Jacinto Col, La Verne    
16Steve FoucaultP6-0 205 L-R 1949-10-03 28Duluth,Minnesota MLB1973-19791973-1978Coral Park (Miami,FL)South Georgia St
1969-43- 912-WS2
 
38Rich GaleP6-7 225 R-R 1954-01-19 24Littleton,New Hampshire MLB1975-19911978-1984Littleton (Littleton,NH)New Hampshire
1975- 5- 105-KCA
 
37Jim GaudetC6-0 185 R-R 1955-06-03 23New Orleans,Louisiana MLB1976-19821978-1979Jesuit (New Orleans,LA)Tulane U.
1976- 6- 138-KCA
 
32Larry GuraP6-1 185 B-L 1947-11-26 30Joliet,Illinois MLB1969-19851970-1985Joliet East (Joliet,IL)Arizona St
1969- 2-  40-CHN
 
16Andy HasslerP6-5 220 L-L 1951-10-18 26Texas City,Texas MLB1970-19851971-1985Palo Verde (Tucson,AZ)
1969-25- 581-CAL
 
39Al HraboskyP5-11 185 R-L 1949-07-21 28Oakland,California MLB1969-19831970-1982Savanna (Anaheim,CA)Fullerton Col
1969- 1-  19-SLN
 
9Clint HurdleOF-1B6-3 195 L-R 1957-07-30 20Big Rapids,Michigan MLB1975-19871977-1987Merritt Island (Merritt Island,FL)
1975- 1-   9-KCA
 
21Art KusnyerC6-2 198 R-R 1945-12-19 32Akron,Ohio MLB1966-19791970-1978Buchtel (Akron,OH)Kent St
1966-37- 698-CHA
 
8Pete LaCock1B6-3 210 L-L 1952-01-17 26Burbank,California MLB1970-19801972-1980Taft (Woodland Hills,CA)
1970- 1-  20-CHN
 
10Joe LahoudOF-DH6-0 202 L-L 1947-04-14 31Danbury,Connecticut MLB1966-19781968-1978   New Haven    
22Dennis LeonardP6-1 190 R-R 1951-05-08 27Brooklyn,New York MLB1972-19861974-1986Oceanside (Oceanside,NY)Iona Col
1972- 2-  42-KCA
 
28,31Randy McGilberryP6-1 195 B-R 1953-10-29 24Mobile,Alabama MLB1977-19801977-1978Satsuma (Satsuma,AL)Louisiana Tech U.
1975-14- 321-KCA
 
11Hal McRaeDH5-11 185 R-R 1945-07-10 32Avon 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 34Kansas City,Missouri MLB1965-19791970-1979Rockhurst (Kansas City,MO)Pittsburg St    
26Amos OtisOF5-11 166 R-R 1947-04-26 31Mobile,Alabama MLB1965-19841967-1984Williamson (Mobile,AL)
1965- 5-  95-BOS
 
43Bill PaschallP6-0 175 R-R 1954-04-22 24Norfolk,Virginia MLB1976-19811978-1981Kempsville (Virginia Beach,VA)North Carolina
1976- 3-  53-KCA
 
2Freddie PatekSS5-5 148 R-R 1944-10-09 33Seguin,Texas MLB1966-19811968-1981Seguin (Seguin,TX)
1965-22- 421-PIT
 
33Marty PattinP5-11 180 R-R 1943-04-06 35Charleston,Illinois MLB1965-19801968-1980   Eastern Illinois U.
1965- 7- 127-CAL
 
25Tom PoquetteOF5-10 175 L-R 1951-10-30 26Eau Claire,Wisconsin MLB1970-19821973-1982Memorial (Eau Claire,WI)
1970- 4-  81-KCA
 
15Darrell PorterC6-0 193 L-R 1952-01-17 26Joplin,Missouri MLB1970-19871971-1987Southeast (Oklahoma City,OK)
1970- 1-   4-MIL
 
10Jamie Quirk3B6-4 200 L-R 1954-10-22 23Whittier,California MLB1972-19921975-1992St. Paul (Santa Fe Springs,CA)Whittier Col
1972- 1-  18-KCA
 
17Luis SilverioOF5-11 165 R-R 1956-10-23 21Villa Gonzalez,Dom Rep MLB1977-20121978-1978      
34Paul SplittorffP6-3 210 L-L 1946-10-08 31Evansville,Indiana MLB1968-19841970-1984Arlington (Arlington Heights,IL)Morningside Col
1968-25- 575-KCA
 
1Jerry Terrell2B-3B6-0 170 R-R 1946-07-13 31Waseca,Minnesota MLB1968-19801973-1980Waterville Elysian Morristown (Waterville,MN)Minnesota St-Mankato
1968-18- 412-MIN
 
35George ThroopP6-7 205 R-R 1950-11-24 27Pasadena,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 24Stringtown,Oklahoma MLB1973-19921977-1987Stringtown (Stringtown,OK)    
12John Wathan1B6-2 205 R-R 1949-10-04 28Cedar Rapids,Iowa MLB1971-19851976-1985St. Augustine (San Diego,CA)San Diego
1971- 1-   4-KCA
 
20Frank White2B5-11 175 R-R 1950-09-04 27Greenville,Mississippi MLB1971-19901973-1990Lincoln Academy (Kansas City,MO)South Carolina Area Trade School    
6Willie WilsonOF6-3 195 B-R 1955-07-09 22Montgomery,Alabama MLB1974-20091976-1994Summit (Summit,NJ)
1974-16- 381-LAN
 
19Joe ZdebOF5-11 185 R-R 1953-06-27 25Compton,Illinois MLB1977-19801977-1979Maine South (Park Ridge,IL)
1971- 4-  78-KCA
 
38 Players