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1979 Kansas City RoyalsSeason Roster
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German Barranca played for the 1979 Kansas City Royals
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameRoyals
LocationKansas City,Missouri
Record85-77 (2nd in American League West)League Rank7thMLB Rank12th
ManagerWhitey HerzogGeneral ManagerJoe Burke
CoachesSteve Boros (Assistant Coach), Galen Cisco (Pitching Coach), Chuck Hiller (Third Base Coach), John Sullivan (Bullpen Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickAtlee Hammaker (#21)
Attendance2,261,845
Minor League AffiliatesOmaha Royals (AAA) 65-71 ... Jacksonville Suns (AA) 69-72 ... Fort Myers Royals (A+) 69-69 ... GCL Royals Blue (Rk) 24-29 ... GCL Royals Gold (Rk) 29-23 ...
Years Available1969-2017

Team History -- 1979 Statistics -- 1979 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 1979 Kansas City Royals.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1979 baseball season.

1979 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)
23German BarrancaDH-3B6-0 160 L-R 1956-10-19 22Veracruz,Mexico MLB1975-19851979-1982  
1974-   UDFA-KCA
 
3Steve BraunOF-DH5-10 180 L-R 1948-05-08 31Trenton,New Jersey MLB1966-19861971-1985Hopewell Valley Central (Pennington,NJ)
1966-10- 200-MIN
 
5George Brett3B6-0 205 L-R 1953-05-15 26Glen 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 29Burbank,California MLB1971-19801972-1980Fullerton (Fullerton,CA)USC
1971- 2-  39-KCA
 
25Craig ChamberlainP6-1 190 R-R 1957-02-02 22Hollywood,California MLB1978-19951979-1980Los Alamitos (Los Alamitos,CA)Arizona
1978- 1-   2-KCA
 
31Gary ChristensonP6-5 200 L-L 1953-05-05 26Mineola,New York MLB1971-19821979-1980New Hyde Park (New Hyde Park,NY)
1971-13- 306-DET
 
18Al CowensOF6-2 200 R-R 1951-10-25 27Los Angeles,California MLB1969-19861974-1986Centennial (Compton,CA)
1969-75-1028-KCA
 
7Todd CruzSS6-0 175 R-R 1955-11-23 23Highland Park,Michigan MLB1973-19911978-1984Western International (Detroit,MI)
1973- 2-  26-PHI
 
35Craig EatonP5-11 175 R-R 1954-09-07 24Glendale,Ohio MLB1976-19841979-1979   Florida St, Miami-Dade Col
1974- 6- 138-KCA
 
38Rich GaleP6-7 225 R-R 1954-01-19 25Littleton,New Hampshire MLB1975-19911978-1984Littleton (Littleton,NH)New Hampshire
1975- 5- 105-KCA
 
13Jim GaudetC6-0 185 R-R 1955-06-03 24New Orleans,Louisiana MLB1976-19821978-1979Jesuit (New Orleans,LA)Tulane U.
1976- 6- 138-KCA
 
32Larry GuraP6-1 185 B-L 1947-11-26 31Joliet,Illinois MLB1969-19851970-1985Joliet East (Joliet,IL)Arizona St
1969- 2-  40-CHN
 
39Al HraboskyP5-11 185 R-L 1949-07-21 29Oakland,California MLB1969-19831970-1982Savanna (Anaheim,CA)Fullerton Col
1969- 1-  19-SLN
 
9,10Clint HurdleOF6-3 195 L-R 1957-07-30 21Big Rapids,Michigan MLB1975-19871977-1987Merritt Island (Merritt Island,FL)
1975- 1-   9-KCA
 
8Pete LaCock1B6-3 210 L-L 1952-01-17 27Burbank,California MLB1970-19801972-1980Taft (Woodland Hills,CA)
1970- 1-  20-CHN
 
22Dennis LeonardP6-1 190 R-R 1951-05-08 28Brooklyn,New York MLB1972-19861974-1986Oceanside (Oceanside,NY)Iona Col
1972- 2-  42-KCA
 
27Renie MartinP6-4 190 R-R 1955-08-30 23Dover,Delaware MLB1974-19861979-1984Dover (Dover,DE)Richmond
1977-19- 486-KCA
 
11Hal McRaeDH5-11 185 R-R 1945-07-10 33Avon 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 35Kansas City,Missouri MLB1965-19791970-1979Rockhurst (Kansas City,MO)Pittsburg St
1965-   UDFA-CIN
 
28Jim NettlesOF6-0 186 L-L 1947-03-02 32San Diego,California MLB1968-19861970-1981Crawford (San Diego,CA)San Diego St
1968- 4-  76-MIN
 
26Amos OtisOF5-11 166 R-R 1947-04-26 32Mobile,Alabama MLB1965-19841967-1984Williamson (Mobile,AL)
1965- 5-  95-BOS
 
42Bill PaschallP6-0 175 R-R 1954-04-22 25Norfolk,Virginia MLB1976-19811978-1981Kempsville (Virginia Beach,VA)North Carolina
1976- 3-  53-KCA
 
2Freddie PatekSS5-5 148 R-R 1944-10-09 34Seguin,Texas MLB1966-19811968-1981Seguin (Seguin,TX)
1965-22- 421-PIT
 
33Marty PattinP5-11 180 R-R 1943-04-06 36Charleston,Illinois MLB1965-19801968-1980   Eastern Illinois U.
1965- 7- 127-CAL
 
25Tom PoquetteOF5-10 175 L-R 1951-10-30 27Eau Claire,Wisconsin MLB1970-19821973-1982Memorial (Eau Claire,WI)
1970- 4-  81-KCA
 
15Darrell PorterC6-0 193 L-R 1952-01-17 27Joplin,Missouri MLB1970-19871971-1987Southeast (Oklahoma City,OK)
1970- 1-   4-MIL
 
9,10Jamie QuirkDH-C6-4 200 L-R 1954-10-22 24Whittier,California MLB1972-19921975-1992St. Paul (Santa Fe Springs,CA)Whittier Col
1972- 1-  18-KCA
 
29Dan QuisenberryP6-2 185 R-R 1953-02-07 26Santa Monica,California MLB1975-19901979-1990Costa Mesa (Costa Mesa,CA)La Verne
1975-   UDFA-KCA
 
21Eduardo RodriguezP6-0 185 R-R 1952-03-06 27Barceloneta,Puerto Rico MLB1973-19791973-1979  
1971-   UDFA-MIL
 
0George Scott1B6-2 215 R-R 1944-03-23 35Greenville,Mississippi MLB1962-19791966-1979Coleman (Greenville,MS)
1962-   UDFA-BOS
 
34Paul SplittorffP6-3 210 L-L 1946-10-08 32Evansville,Indiana MLB1968-19841970-1984Arlington (Arlington Heights,IL)Morningside Col
1968-25- 575-KCA
 
1Jerry Terrell3B6-0 170 R-R 1946-07-13 32Waseca,Minnesota MLB1968-19801973-1980Waterville Elysian Morristown (Waterville,MN)Minnesota St-Mankato
1968-18- 412-MIN
 
35George ThroopP6-7 205 R-R 1950-11-24 28Pasadena,California MLB1970-19791975-1979Pasadena (Pasadena,CA)Long Beach St, Pasadena City Col
1972-16- 378-KCA
 
30U.L. WashingtonSS-2B5-11 175 B-R 1953-10-27 25Stringtown,Oklahoma MLB1973-19921977-1987Stringtown (Stringtown,OK)
1972-   UDFA-KCA
 
12John Wathan1B6-2 205 R-R 1949-10-04 29Cedar Rapids,Iowa MLB1971-19851976-1985St. Augustine (San Diego,CA)San Diego
1971- 1-   4-KCA
 
20Frank White2B5-11 175 R-R 1950-09-04 28Greenville,Mississippi MLB1971-19901973-1990Lincoln Academy (Kansas City,MO)South Carolina Area Trade School
1970-   UDFA-KCA
 
6Willie WilsonOF6-3 195 B-R 1955-07-09 23Montgomery,Alabama MLB1974-20091976-1994Summit (Summit,NJ)
1974-16- 381-LAN
 
19Joe ZdebOF5-11 185 R-R 1953-06-27 26Compton,Illinois MLB1977-19801977-1979Maine South (Park Ridge,IL)
1971- 4-  78-KCA
 
38 Players