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1985 Kansas City RoyalsSeason Roster
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Jim Scranton played for the 1985 Kansas City Royals
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameRoyals
LocationKansas City,Missouri
Record91-71 (1st in American League West)League Rank3rdMLB Rank6th
BallparkRoyals Stadium
ManagerDick HowserGeneral ManagerJohn Schuerholz
CoachesGary Blaylock (Pitching Coach), Mike Ferraro (Third Base Coach), Moe Hill (Roving Hitting Coach), Jose Martinez (First Base Coach), Lee May (Hitting Coach), Jimmie Schaffer (Bullpen Coach)
PlayoffsWon World Series (Cardinals)
#1 Draft PickBrian McRae (#17)
Attendance2,162,717 (Rank: 9th)
Minor League AffiliatesOmaha Royals (AAA) 73-69 ... Memphis Chicks (AA) 65-79 ... Fort Myers Royals (A+) 82-57 ... Eugene Emeralds (A-) 40-34 ... Gulf Coast Royals (Rk) 38-24 ...
Years Available1969-2018

Team History -- 1985 Statistics -- 1985 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 1985 Kansas City Royals.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1985 baseball season.

1985 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)
45Steve Balboni1B6-3 235 R-R 1957-01-16 28Brockton,Massachusetts MLB1976-19931981-1993Manchester Memorial (Manchester,NH)Eckerd Col
1978- 2-  52-NYA
 
27Joe BeckwithP6-3 200 L-R 1955-01-28 30Opelika,Alabama MLB1974-19861979-1986Auburn (Auburn,AL)Auburn U.
1977- 2-  46-LAN
 
1Buddy BiancalanaSS5-11 160 B-R 1960-02-02 25Larkspur,California MLB1978-19881982-1987Redwood (Larkspur,CA)
1978- 1-  25-KCA
 
40Bud BlackP6-2 185 L-L 1957-06-30 28San Mateo,California MLB1978-19951981-1995Mark Morris (Longview,WA)San Diego St
1979-17- 417-SEA
 
5George Brett3B6-0 205 L-R 1953-05-15 32Glen Dale,West Virginia MLB1971-19931973-1993El Segundo (El Segundo,CA)El Camino Col
1971- 2-  29-KCA
 
2Onix ConcepcionSS5-6 180 R-R 1957-10-05 27Dorado,Puerto Rico MLB1976-19871980-1987  
1976-   UDFA-KCA
 
26Steve FarrP5-11 200 R-R 1956-12-12 28La Plata,Maryland MLB1977-19941984-1994DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville,MD)American U., Col. So.Maryland
1976-   UDFA-PIT
 
41Tony FerreiraP6-1 160 L-L 1962-10-04 22Riverside,California MLB1981-19901985-1985Riverside North (Riverside,CA)
1981- 2-  49-KCA
 
23Mark GubiczaP6-5 210 R-R 1962-08-14 22Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1981-19971984-1997William Penn Charter (Philadelphia,PA)
1981- 2-  34-KCA
 
32Larry GuraP6-1 185 B-L 1947-11-26 37Joliet,Illinois MLB1969-19851970-1985Joliet East (Joliet,IL)Arizona St
1969- 2-  40-CHN
 
38Mark HuismannP6-3 195 R-R 1958-05-11 27Littleton,Colorado MLB1980-19921983-1991Thomas Doherty (Colorado Springs,CO)Colorado St
1979-23- 581-CHN
 
9Dane IorgOF6-0 180 L-R 1950-05-11 35Eureka,California MLB1969-19861977-1986Arcata (Arcata,CA)Brigham Young U.
1971- 1-  22-PHI
 
25Danny JacksonP6-0 195 R-L 1962-01-05 23San Antonio,Texas MLB1981-19971983-1997Aurora Central (Aurora,CO)Oklahoma, Trinidad St Junior Col
1982- 1-   1-KCA
 
35Lynn JonesOF5-9 175 R-R 1953-01-01 32Meadville,Pennsylvania MLB1971-19861979-1986   Thiel Col
1974-10- 239-CIN
 
17Mike JonesP6-6 215 L-L 1959-07-30 25Penfield,New York MLB1977-19901980-1985Pittsford Sutherland (Pittsford,NY)
1982- 1-  12-SFN
 
30Mike LaCossP6-4 200 R-R 1956-05-30 29Glendale,California MLB1974-19921978-1991Mount Whitney (Visalia,CA)
1974- 3-  71-CIN
 
36Dave LeeperOF5-11 170 L-L 1959-10-30 25Santa Ana,California MLB1979-19881984-1985Villa Park (Orange,CA)USC
1981- 1-  23-KCA
 
37Charlie LeibrandtP6-3 200 R-L 1956-10-04 28Chicago,Illinois MLB1977-19931979-1993Loyola Academy (Chicago,IL)Miami U.
1978- 9- 225-CIN
 
22Dennis LeonardP6-1 190 R-R 1951-05-08 34Brooklyn,New York MLB1972-19861974-1986Oceanside (Oceanside,NY)Iona Col
1972- 2-  42-KCA
 
11Hal McRaeDH5-11 185 R-R 1945-07-10 39Avon Park,Florida MLB1965-19871968-1987Avon Park (Avon Park,FL)Florida A&M U.
1965- 6- 117-CIN
 
28Omar MorenoOF6-2 180 L-L 1952-10-24 32Puerto Armuelles,Panama MLB1969-19861975-1986  
1969-   UDFA-PIT
 
24Darryl MotleyOF5-9 196 R-R 1960-01-21 25Muskogee,Oklahoma MLB1978-20021981-1987Grant (Portland,OR)
1978- 2-  51-KCA
 
3Jorge OrtaDH5-10 170 L-R 1950-11-26 34Mazatlan,Mexico MLB1968-19871972-1987  
1971-   UDFA-CHA
 
4Greg Pryor3B-2B6-0 186 R-R 1949-10-02 35Marietta,Ohio MLB1970-19861976-1986Maynard Evans (Orlando,FL)Florida So.Col
1971- 6- 130-WS2
 
9Jamie QuirkC6-4 200 L-R 1954-10-22 30Whittier,California MLB1972-19921975-1992St. Paul (Santa Fe Springs,CA)Whittier Col
1972- 1-  18-KCA
 
29Dan QuisenberryP6-2 185 R-R 1953-02-07 32Santa Monica,California MLB1975-19901979-1990Costa Mesa (Costa Mesa,CA)La Verne
1975-   UDFA-KCA
 
31Bret SaberhagenP6-1 200 R-R 1964-04-11 21Chicago Heights,Illinois MLB1983-20011984-2001Cleveland (Reseda,CA)
1982-19- 480-KCA
 
16Jim ScrantonSS6-0 175 R-R 1960-04-05 25Torrance,California MLB1980-19861984-1985   Palomar Col, Arizona
1978-15- 368-OAK
 
15Pat SheridanOF6-3 175 L-R 1957-12-04 27Ann Arbor,Michigan MLB1979-19911981-1991Wayne Memorial (Wayne,MI)Eastern Michigan U.
1979- 3-  73-KCA
 
21Lonnie SmithOF5-9 170 R-R 1955-12-22 29Chicago,Illinois MLB1974-19941978-1994Centennial (Compton,CA)
1974- 1-   3-PHI
 
8Jim SundbergC6-0 195 R-R 1951-05-18 34Galesburg,Illinois MLB1973-19891974-1989Galesburg (Galesburg,IL)Iowa
1973- 1-   2-TEX
 
12John WathanC6-2 205 R-R 1949-10-04 35Cedar Rapids,Iowa MLB1971-19851976-1985St. Augustine (San Diego,CA)San Diego
1971- 1-   4-KCA
 
20Frank White2B5-11 175 R-R 1950-09-04 34Greenville,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 29Montgomery,Alabama MLB1974-20091976-1994Summit (Summit,NJ)
1974-16- 381-LAN
 
34 Players