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1988 Kansas City RoyalsSeason Roster
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Gary Thurman played for the 1988 Kansas City Royals
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameRoyals
LocationKansas City,Missouri
Record84-77 (3rd in American League West)League Rank8thMLB Rank12th
BallparkRoyals Stadium
ManagerJohn WathanGeneral ManagerJohn Schuerholz
CoachesFrank Funk (Pitching Coach), Adrian Garrett (Third Base Coach), Mike Lum (Hitting Coach), Ed Napoleon (Bench Coach), Bob Schaefer (First Base Coach), Jimmie Schaffer (Bullpen Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickHugh Walker (#18)
Payroll$11,558,873 (Rank: 13th)
Attendance2,350,181 (Rank: 8th)
Minor League AffiliatesOmaha Royals (AAA) 81-61 ... Memphis Chicks (AA) 79-64 ... Baseball City Royals (A+) 79-60 ... Appleton Foxes (A) 58-82 ... Eugene Emeralds (A-) 38-38 ... Gulf Coast Royals (Rk) 39-24 ...
Years Available1969-2018

Team History -- 1988 Statistics -- 1988 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Payroll -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 
The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1988 Kansas City Royals.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1988 baseball season.

1988 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 31Everett,Washington MLB1976-19881986-1988Mariner (Everett,WA)Washington, Everett CC
1980- 8- 179-CHA
 
27Luis AquinoP6-0 195 R-R 1964-05-19 24Santurce,Puerto Rico MLB1982-19981986-1995  
1981-   UDFA-TOR
 
45Steve Balboni1B6-3 235 R-R 1957-01-16 31Brockton,Massachusetts MLB1976-19931981-1993Manchester Memorial (Manchester,NH)Eckerd Col
1978- 2-  52-NYA
 
19Floyd BannisterP6-1 203 L-L 1955-06-10 33Pierre,South Dakota MLB1975-19921977-1992John F. Kennedy Memorial (Burien,WA)Arizona St
1976- 1-   1-HOU
 
40Bud BlackP6-2 185 L-L 1957-06-30 31San Mateo,California MLB1978-19951981-1995Mark Morris (Longview,WA)San Diego St
1979-17- 417-SEA
 
27Thad BosleyOF-DH6-3 175 L-L 1956-09-17 31Oceanside,California MLB1974-19901977-1990Oceanside (Oceanside,CA)Mira Costa Col
1974- 4-  82-CAL
 
5George Brett1B6-0 205 L-R 1953-05-15 35Glen Dale,West Virginia MLB1971-19931973-1993El Segundo (El Segundo,CA)El Camino Col
1971- 2-  29-KCA
 
14Bill BucknerDH6-0 185 L-L 1949-12-14 38Vallejo,California MLB1968-19901969-1990Napa (Napa,CA)USC, Arizona St
1968- 2-  25-LAN
 
34Nick CapraOF5-8 165 R-R 1958-03-08 30Denver,Colorado MLB1979-19951982-1991Lincoln (Denver,CO)Oklahoma, Blinn Col, Lamar CC
1979- 3-  69-TEX
 
51Luis De los Santos1B-DH6-5 190 R-R 1966-12-29 21San Cristobal,Dom Rep MLB1984-20021988-1991Newtown (Flushing,NY)
1984- 2-  44-KCA
 
54Jose DeJesusP6-5 195 R-R 1965-01-06 23Brooklyn,New York MLB1985-19991988-1994  
1983-   UDFA-KCA
 
22Jim EisenreichOF5-11 195 L-L 1959-04-18 29St. 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 31La Plata,Maryland MLB1977-19941984-1994DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville,MD)American U., Col. So.Maryland
1976-   UDFA-PIT
 
31Gene GarberP5-10 175 R-R 1947-11-13 40Lancaster,Pennsylvania MLB1965-19881969-1988Elizabethtown Area (Elizabethtown,PA)Elizabethtown Col
1965-20- 382-PIT
 
39Jerry Don GleatonP6-3 210 L-L 1957-09-14 30Brownwood,Texas MLB1979-19931979-1992Brownwood (Brownwood,TX)Texas
1979- 1-  17-TEX
 
36Tom GordonP5-9 190 R-R 1967-11-18 20Sebring,Florida MLB1986-20091988-2009Avon Park (Avon Park,FL)
1986- 6- 157-KCA
 
23Mark GubiczaP6-5 210 R-R 1962-08-14 25Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1981-19971984-1997William Penn Charter (Philadelphia,PA)
1981- 2-  34-KCA
 
7Ed HearnC6-3 215 R-R 1960-08-23 27Stuart,Florida MLB1978-19901986-1988Fort Pierce Central (Fort Pierce,FL)
1978- 4- 101-PHI
 
16Bo JacksonOF6-1 225 R-R 1962-11-30 25Bessemer,Alabama MLB1983-19941986-1994McAdory (McCalla,AL)Auburn U.
1986- 4- 105-KCA
 
35Mark LeeP6-5 220 L-L 1964-07-20 23Williston,North Dakota MLB1983-19971988-1995Natrona County (Casper,WY)Florida International U., Trinidad St Junior Col
1985-15- 392-DET
 
37Charlie LeibrandtP6-3 200 R-L 1956-10-04 31Chicago,Illinois MLB1977-19931979-1993Loyola Academy (Chicago,IL)Miami U.
1978- 9- 225-CIN
 
8Mike MacFarlaneC6-1 210 R-R 1964-04-12 24Stockton,California MLB1983-19991987-1999Lincoln (Stockton,CA)Santa Clara U.
1985- 4-  97-KCA
 
38Scotti MadisonDH-C5-11 195 B-R 1959-09-12 28Pensacola,Florida MLB1977-19891985-1989Tate (Cantonment,FL)Vanderbilt U.
1980- 3-  64-MIN
 
21Jeff MontgomeryP5-11 175 R-R 1962-01-07 26Wellston,Ohio MLB1983-19991987-1999Wellston (Wellston,OH)Marshall U.
1983- 9- 212-CIN
 
2Dave OwenSS6-2 170 B-R 1958-04-25 30Cleburne,Texas MLB1979-19891983-1988Cleburne (Cleburne,TX)Texas
1979-10- 246-CHN
 
24Larry OwenC5-11 185 R-R 1955-05-31 33Cleveland,Ohio MLB1977-19881981-1988Tecumseh (New Carlisle,OH)Bowling Green St
1977-17- 420-ATL
 
29Rey PalaciosC5-10 190 R-R 1962-11-08 25Brooklyn,New York MLB1983-19931988-1990John Jay (Brooklyn,NY)Kingsborough CC
1982-   UDFA-DET
 
32Bill PecotaSS-3B6-2 195 R-R 1960-02-16 28Redwood City,California MLB1981-19941986-1994Peterson (Sunnyvale,CA)De Anza Col
1981-10- 234-KCA
 
48Ted PowerP6-4 225 R-R 1955-01-31 33Guthrie,Oklahoma MLB1974-19981981-1993Abilene (Abilene,KS)Kansas St
1976- 5- 115-LAN
 
9Jamie QuirkC6-4 200 L-R 1954-10-22 33Whittier,California MLB1972-19921975-1992St. Paul (Santa Fe Springs,CA)Whittier Col
1972- 1-  18-KCA
 
29Dan QuisenberryP6-2 185 R-R 1953-02-07 35Santa Monica,California MLB1975-19901979-1990Costa Mesa (Costa Mesa,CA)La Verne
1975-   UDFA-KCA
 
18Bret SaberhagenP6-1 200 R-R 1964-04-11 24Chicago Heights,Illinois MLB1983-20011984-2001Cleveland (Reseda,CA)
1982-19- 480-KCA
 
31Israel SanchezP5-9 170 L-L 1963-08-20 24Falcon Lasvias,Cuba MLB1982-19921988-1990Von Steuben (Chicago,IL)
1982- 9- 220-KCA
 
33Kevin Seitzer3B5-11 180 R-R 1962-03-26 26Springfield,Illinois MLB1983-19971986-1997Lincoln Community (Lincoln,IL)Eastern Illinois U.
1983-11- 283-KCA
 
1Kurt StillwellSS5-11 175 B-R 1965-06-04 23Glendale,California MLB1983-19961986-1996Thousand Oaks (Thousand Oaks,CA)
1983- 1-   2-CIN
 
30Pat TablerDH-OF6-2 200 R-R 1958-02-02 30Hamilton,Ohio MLB1976-19921981-1992McNicholas (Cincinnati,OH)
1976- 1-  16-NYA
 
4Danny TartabullOF6-1 205 R-R 1962-10-30 25Miami,Florida MLB1980-19971984-1997Carol City (Miami,FL)
1980- 3-  71-CIN
 
25Gary ThurmanOF5-10 165 R-R 1964-11-12 23Indianapolis,Indiana MLB1983-19981987-1997North Central (Indianapolis,IN)
1983- 1-  21-KCA
 
3Brad Wellman2B6-0 170 R-R 1959-08-17 28Lodi,California MLB1979-19891982-1989Castro Valley (Castro Valley,CA)Chabot Col
1978-   UDFA-KCA
 
20Frank White2B5-11 175 R-R 1950-09-04 37Greenville,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 32Montgomery,Alabama MLB1974-20091976-1994Summit (Summit,NJ)
1974-16- 381-LAN
 
41 Players