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1981 Kansas City RoyalsSeason Roster
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Rich Gale played for the 1981 Kansas City Royals
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameRoyals
LocationKansas City,Missouri
Record50-53 (4th in American League West)League Rank10thMLB Rank17th
ManagerDick Howser,Jim FreyGeneral ManagerJoe Burke
CoachesBill Connors (Pitching Coach), Gordon MacKenzie (Third Base Coach), Jose Martinez (First Base Coach), Rick Renick (Hitting Coach), Jimmie Schaffer (Bullpen Coach)
PlayoffsLost in 1st Round (Athletics)
#1 Draft PickDave Leeper (#23)
Attendance1,279,403
Minor League AffiliatesOmaha Royals (AAA) 79-57 ... Jacksonville Suns (AA) 65-77 ... Fort Myers Royals (A+) 72-58 ... Charleston (sc) Royals (A) 75-67 ... GCL Royals Blue (Rk) 35-28 ... GCL Royals Gold (Rk) 44-20 ...
Years Available1969-2018

Team History -- 1981 Statistics -- 1981 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 1981 Kansas City Royals.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1981 baseball season.

1981 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)
24Willie Aikens1B6-3 220 L-R 1954-10-14 26Seneca,South Carolina MLB1974-19861977-1985Seneca (Seneca,SC)South Carolina St
1975- 1-   2-CAL
 
37Juan BerenguerP5-11 225 R-R 1954-11-30 26Aguadulce,Panama MLB1975-19971978-1992  
1975-   UDFA-NYN
 
5George Brett3B6-0 205 L-R 1953-05-15 28Glen Dale,West Virginia MLB1971-19931973-1993El Segundo (El Segundo,CA)El Camino Col
1971- 2-  29-KCA
 
25Ken BrettP5-11 195 L-L 1948-09-18 32Brooklyn,New York MLB1966-19811967-1981El Segundo (El Segundo,CA)
1966- 1-   4-BOS
 
7Dave Chalk3B-2B5-10 175 R-R 1950-08-30 30Del Rio,Texas MLB1972-19811973-1981Justin F. Kimball (Dallas,TX)Texas
1972- 1-  10-CAL
 
38Rich GaleP6-7 225 R-R 1954-01-19 27Littleton,New Hampshire MLB1975-19911978-1984Littleton (Littleton,NH)New Hampshire
1975- 5- 105-KCA
 
45Danny GarciaOF6-1 182 L-L 1954-04-29 27Brooklyn,New York MLB1975-19821981-1981Jamaica (Jamaica,NY)Baruch Col
1975-11- 249-KCA
 
23Cesar GeronimoOF6-2 170 L-L 1948-03-11 33El Seybo,Dom Rep MLB1967-19831969-1983  
1967-   UDFA-NYA
 
15Jerry GroteC5-10 190 R-R 1942-10-06 38San Antonio,Texas MLB1963-19851963-1981MacArthur (San Antonio,TX)Trinity U.
1962-   UDFA-HOU
 
32Larry GuraP6-1 185 B-L 1947-11-26 33Joliet,Illinois MLB1969-19851970-1985Joliet East (Joliet,IL)Arizona St
1969- 2-  40-CHN
 
33Atlee HammakerP6-2 200 B-L 1958-01-24 23Carmel,California MLB1979-19951981-1995Mount Vernon (Lorton,VA)East Tennessee St
1979- 1-  21-KCA
 
10Clint HurdleOF6-3 195 L-R 1957-07-30 23Big Rapids,Michigan MLB1975-19871977-1987Merritt Island (Merritt Island,FL)
1975- 1-   9-KCA
 
17Tim Ireland1B6-0 180 R-R 1953-03-14 28Oakland,California MLB1973-19851981-1982   Chabot Col
1973-25- 563-MON
 
40Mike JonesP6-6 215 L-L 1959-07-30 21Penfield,New York MLB1977-19901980-1985Pittsford Sutherland (Pittsford,NY)
1982- 1-  12-SFN
 
22Dennis LeonardP6-1 190 R-R 1951-05-08 30Brooklyn,New York MLB1972-19861974-1986Oceanside (Oceanside,NY)Iona Col
1972- 2-  42-KCA
 
27Renie MartinP6-4 190 R-R 1955-08-30 25Dover,Delaware MLB1974-19861979-1984Dover (Dover,DE)Richmond
1977-19- 486-KCA
 
14Lee May1B6-3 205 R-R 1943-03-23 38Birmingham,Alabama MLB1961-19821965-1982A.H. Parker (Birmingham,AL)
1961-   UDFA-CIN
 
11Hal McRaeDH5-11 185 R-R 1945-07-10 35Avon Park,Florida MLB1965-19871968-1987Avon Park (Avon Park,FL)Florida A&M U.
1965- 6- 117-CIN
 
4Darryl MotleyOF5-9 196 R-R 1960-01-21 21Muskogee,Oklahoma MLB1978-20021981-1987Grant (Portland,OR)
1978- 2-  51-KCA
 
18Rance Mulliniks2B-SS6-0 175 L-R 1956-01-15 25Tulare,California MLB1974-19921977-1992Monache (Porterville,CA)
1974- 3-  58-CAL
 
26Amos OtisOF5-11 166 R-R 1947-04-26 34Mobile,Alabama MLB1965-19841967-1984Williamson (Mobile,AL)
1965- 5-  95-BOS
 
28Bill PaschallP6-0 175 R-R 1954-04-22 27Norfolk,Virginia MLB1976-19811978-1981Kempsville (Virginia Beach,VA)North Carolina
1976- 3-  53-KCA
 
16,52Ken PhelpsDH6-1 200 L-L 1954-08-06 26Seattle,Washington MLB1976-19911980-1990Ingraham (Seattle,WA)Arizona St
1976-15- 354-KCA
 
9Jamie QuirkC6-4 200 L-R 1954-10-22 26Whittier,California MLB1972-19921975-1992St. Paul (Santa Fe Springs,CA)Whittier Col
1972- 1-  18-KCA
 
29Dan QuisenberryP6-2 185 R-R 1953-02-07 28Santa Monica,California MLB1975-19901979-1990Costa Mesa (Costa Mesa,CA)La Verne
1975-   UDFA-KCA
 
31Jeff SchattingerP6-5 200 L-R 1955-10-25 25Fresno,California MLB1975-19831981-1981San Joaquin Memorial (Fresno,CA)USC, Fresno City Col
1979- 1-  21-KCA
 
37Pat SheridanOF6-3 175 L-R 1957-12-04 23Ann Arbor,Michigan MLB1979-19911981-1991Wayne Memorial (Wayne,MI)Eastern Michigan U.
1979- 3-  73-KCA
 
34Paul SplittorffP6-3 210 L-L 1946-10-08 34Evansville,Indiana MLB1968-19841970-1984Arlington (Arlington Heights,IL)Morningside Col
1968-25- 575-KCA
 
30U.L. WashingtonSS5-11 175 B-R 1953-10-27 27Stringtown,Oklahoma MLB1973-19921977-1987Stringtown (Stringtown,OK)
1972-   UDFA-KCA
 
12John WathanC6-2 205 R-R 1949-10-04 31Cedar Rapids,Iowa MLB1971-19851976-1985St. Augustine (San Diego,CA)San Diego
1971- 1-   4-KCA
 
20Frank White2B5-11 175 R-R 1950-09-04 30Greenville,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 25Montgomery,Alabama MLB1974-20091976-1994Summit (Summit,NJ)
1974-16- 381-LAN
 
35Jim WrightP6-5 205 R-R 1955-03-03 26St. Joseph,Missouri MLB1973-19831981-1982Benton (St. Joseph,MO)
1973- 5-  98-PHI
 
33 Players