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1987 Kansas City RoyalsSeason Roster
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Bo Jackson played for the 1987 Kansas City Royals
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameRoyals
LocationKansas City,Missouri
Record83-79 (2nd in American League West)League Rank6thMLB Rank11th
BallparkRoyals Stadium
ManagerBilly Gardner,John WathanGeneral ManagerJohn Schuerholz
CoachesGary Blaylock (Pitching Coach), Joe Jones (First Base Coach), Jose Martinez (Third Base Coach), Hal McRae (Hitting Coach), Ed Napoleon (Bench Coach), Jimmie Schaffer (Bullpen Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickKevin Appier (#9)
Attendance2,392,471 (Rank: 7th)
Minor League AffiliatesOmaha Royals (AAA) 64-76 ... Memphis Chicks (AA) 72-71 ... Fort Myers Royals (A+) 54-87 ... Appleton Foxes (A) 71-69 ... Eugene Emeralds (A-) 45-30 ... Gulf Coast Royals (Rk) 40-23 ...
Years Available1969-2018

Team History -- 1987 Statistics -- 1987 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 1987 Kansas City Royals.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1987 baseball season.

1987 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)
17Rick AndersonP6-0 175 R-R 1956-11-29 30Everett,Washington MLB1976-19881986-1988Mariner (Everett,WA)Washington, Everett CC
1980- 8- 179-CHA
 
45Steve Balboni1B-DH6-3 235 R-R 1957-01-16 30Brockton,Massachusetts MLB1976-19931981-1993Manchester Memorial (Manchester,NH)Eckerd Col
1978- 2-  52-NYA
 
12Juan BeniquezOF-DH5-11 165 R-R 1950-05-13 37San Sebastian,Puerto Rico MLB1969-19881971-1988  
1968-   UDFA-BOS
 
1Buddy BiancalanaSS-2B5-11 160 B-R 1960-02-02 27Larkspur,California MLB1978-19881982-1987Redwood (Larkspur,CA)
1978- 1-  25-KCA
 
40Bud BlackP6-2 185 L-L 1957-06-30 30San Mateo,California MLB1978-19951981-1995Mark Morris (Longview,WA)San Diego St
1979-17- 417-SEA
 
27Thad BosleyOF6-3 175 L-L 1956-09-17 30Oceanside,California MLB1974-19901977-1990Oceanside (Oceanside,CA)Mira Costa Col
1974- 4-  82-CAL
 
5George Brett1B6-0 205 L-R 1953-05-15 34Glen Dale,West Virginia MLB1971-19931973-1993El Segundo (El Segundo,CA)El Camino Col
1971- 2-  29-KCA
 
49John DavisP6-7 215 R-R 1963-01-05 24Chicago,Illinois MLB1981-19951987-1990Centennial (Pueblo,CO)
1981- 7- 178-KCA
 
22Jim EisenreichDH5-11 195 L-L 1959-04-18 28St. Cloud,Minnesota MLB1980-19981982-1998St. Cloud Tech (St. Cloud,MN)St. Cloud St
1980-16- 402-MIN
 
26Steve FarrP5-11 200 R-R 1956-12-12 30La Plata,Maryland MLB1977-19941984-1994DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville,MD)American U., Col. So.Maryland
1976-   UDFA-PIT
 
28Gene GarberP5-10 175 R-R 1947-11-13 39Lancaster,Pennsylvania MLB1965-19881969-1988Elizabethtown Area (Elizabethtown,PA)Elizabethtown Col
1965-20- 382-PIT
 
39Jerry Don GleatonP6-3 210 L-L 1957-09-14 29Brownwood,Texas MLB1979-19931979-1992Brownwood (Brownwood,TX)Texas
1979- 1-  17-TEX
 
23Mark GubiczaP6-5 210 R-R 1962-08-14 24Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1981-19971984-1997William Penn Charter (Philadelphia,PA)
1981- 2-  34-KCA
 
30Dave GumpertP6-1 190 R-R 1958-05-05 29South Haven,Michigan MLB1981-19871982-1987South Haven (South Haven,MI)Aquinas Col
1980-   UDFA-DET
 
7Ed HearnC6-3 215 R-R 1960-08-23 26Stuart,Florida MLB1978-19901986-1988Fort Pierce Central (Fort Pierce,FL)
1978- 4- 101-PHI
 
16Bo JacksonOF6-1 225 R-R 1962-11-30 24Bessemer,Alabama MLB1983-19941986-1994McAdory (McCalla,AL)Auburn U.
1986- 4- 105-KCA
 
15Danny JacksonP6-0 195 R-L 1962-01-05 25San Antonio,Texas MLB1981-19971983-1997Aurora Central (Aurora,CO)Oklahoma, Trinidad St Junior Col
1982- 1-   1-KCA
 
3Ross JonesSS6-2 185 R-R 1960-01-14 27Miami,Florida MLB1979-19891984-1987Hialeah (Hialeah,FL)Miami
1980- 1-   9-LAN
 
37Charlie LeibrandtP6-3 200 R-L 1956-10-04 30Chicago,Illinois MLB1977-19931979-1993Loyola Academy (Chicago,IL)Miami U.
1978- 9- 225-CIN
 
28Mike MacFarlaneC6-1 210 R-R 1964-04-12 23Stockton,California MLB1983-19991987-1999Lincoln (Stockton,CA)Santa Clara U.
1985- 4-  97-KCA
 
38Scotti Madison1B-C5-11 195 B-R 1959-09-12 27Pensacola,Florida MLB1977-19891985-1989Tate (Cantonment,FL)Vanderbilt U.
1980- 3-  64-MIN
 
11Hal McRaeDH5-11 185 R-R 1945-07-10 41Avon Park,Florida MLB1965-19871968-1987Avon Park (Avon Park,FL)Florida A&M U.
1965- 6- 117-CIN
 
3Jorge OrtaDH5-10 170 L-R 1950-11-26 36Mazatlan,Mexico MLB1968-19871972-1987  
1971-   UDFA-CHA
 
24Larry OwenC5-11 185 R-R 1955-05-31 32Cleveland,Ohio MLB1977-19881981-1988Tecumseh (New Carlisle,OH)Bowling Green St
1977-17- 420-ATL
 
32Bill PecotaSS6-2 195 R-R 1960-02-16 27Redwood City,California MLB1981-19941986-1994Peterson (Sunnyvale,CA)De Anza Col
1981-10- 234-KCA
 
31Melido PerezP6-4 180 R-R 1966-02-15 21San Cristobal,Dom Rep MLB1984-19961987-1995  
1983-   UDFA-KCA
 
9Jamie QuirkC6-4 200 L-R 1954-10-22 32Whittier,California MLB1972-19921975-1992St. Paul (Santa Fe Springs,CA)Whittier Col
1972- 1-  18-KCA
 
29Dan QuisenberryP6-2 185 R-R 1953-02-07 34Santa Monica,California MLB1975-19901979-1990Costa Mesa (Costa Mesa,CA)La Verne
1975-   UDFA-KCA
 
18Bret SaberhagenP6-1 200 R-R 1964-04-11 23Chicago Heights,Illinois MLB1983-20011984-2001Cleveland (Reseda,CA)
1982-19- 480-KCA
 
2Angel SalazarSS6-0 173 R-R 1961-11-04 25Anaco,Venezuela MLB1980-19911983-1988  
1980-   UDFA-MON
 
33Kevin Seitzer3B5-11 180 R-R 1962-03-26 25Springfield,Illinois MLB1983-19971986-1997Lincoln Community (Lincoln,IL)Eastern Illinois U.
1983-11- 283-KCA
 
31Bob ShirleyP5-11 185 R-L 1954-06-25 33Cushing,Oklahoma MLB1973-19881977-1987Putnam City (Oklahoma City,OK)Oklahoma
1976- 1-   8-SDN
 
21Lonnie SmithOF5-9 170 R-R 1955-12-22 31Chicago,Illinois MLB1974-19941978-1994Centennial (Compton,CA)
1974- 1-   3-PHI
 
19Bob StoddardP6-1 200 R-R 1957-03-08 30San Jose,California MLB1978-19951981-1987Leland (San Jose,CA)Fresno St
1978-10- 240-SEA
 
4Danny TartabullOF6-1 205 R-R 1962-10-30 24Miami,Florida MLB1980-19971984-1997Carol City (Miami,FL)
1980- 3-  71-CIN
 
25Gary ThurmanOF5-10 165 R-R 1964-11-12 22Indianapolis,Indiana MLB1983-19981987-1997North Central (Indianapolis,IN)
1983- 1-  21-KCA
 
20Frank White2B5-11 175 R-R 1950-09-04 36Greenville,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 31Montgomery,Alabama MLB1974-20091976-1994Summit (Summit,NJ)
1974-16- 381-LAN
 
38 Players