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1970 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

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W-L Record: 65-97 .401
Rank: 4th in American League West
Run Differential: 611-705 -94
Roster Continuity 81.09% 6/24
Manager(s): Bob Lemon, Charlie Metro
General Manager: Cedric Tallis
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Ballpark: Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 693,047 22/24
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Rex Goodson (#8) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Dan Carnevale
Assistant Coach: George Strickland
Assistant Coach: Joe Schultz
Pitching Coach: Bob Lemon
Third Base Coach: Harry Dunlop

#1 Draft Picks

American League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9864.605--
8973.5499.0
8676.53112.0
6597.40133.0
6597.40133.0
56106.34642.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
26Amos OtisOF23   62091176
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9
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11
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58332686713658.284.353.424777.140.300.3020.9956.4263700
33Bob Oliver1B27   61283159
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6
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27
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993342126342315.260.309.451760.191.260.2863.0022.7276662
9Lou PiniellaOF26   54254163
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5
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11
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88363542262515.301.342.424766.124.183.3081.2049.3230586
18Pat KellyOF25   45256106
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3834167610523016.235.347.314661.080.288.2921.3875.3142531
8Ed KirkpatrickC25   4245997
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17
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2
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18
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6244556518109.229.319.406725.177.307.2321.1823.6172481
1Cookie Rojas2B31   38436100
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2837202900418.260.296.326622.065.107.2771.45192.0125409
10Paul Schaal3B27   38050102
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3
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35744339111210.268.343.355698.087.208.2870.9176.0135427
15Rich SeversonSS25   2402260
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2200163312305.250.300.317617.067.133.2862.06240.076260
24Jackie HernandezSS29   2381455
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1013155020615.231.281.282563.050.105.2833.33119.067262
11Ellie RodriguezC24   2312552
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15212735421411.225.312.290602.065.186.2561.30231.067267
16Joe KeoughOF-1B24   1832859
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2111231803316.322.396.443839.120.246.3400.7845.881210
19Tom MatchickSS26   1581131
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0110052312108.196.226.241467.044.076.2304.60--38165
7Bill Sorrell3B29   1351236
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1410101304005.267.317.370687.104.185.2711.3033.850145
6,12George SpriggsOF29   1301227
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743143200010.208.283.292575.085.200.2652.29130.038145
1Luis Alcaraz2B29   1201020
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140041300112.167.192.250442.083.117.1783.25120.030126
41Dick DragoP25   7624
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00010024400900.053.077.053130.000.026.12522.00--487
19Mike Fiore1B25   72613
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00411132400001.181.306.208514.028.208.2711.85--1585
13Jim RookerP27   701214
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130023510213.200.230.300530.100.129.37117.5070.02176
30Bob JohnsonP27   5726
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0030063400800.105.190.123313.018.123.2615.67--771
31Hawk TaylorC31   5539
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0060061612001.164.258.218476.055.164.2312.67--1262
20,25Jim CampanisC26   5467
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20041411001.130.203.241444.111.185.1323.5027.01359
29Bill ButlerP23   4402
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00020043100101.045.125.045170.000.091.1547.75--249
15Bobby FloydSS-3B26   43514
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009014900010.326.375.419794.093.163.4002.25--1848
17Dave MoreheadP27   3616
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0010011500301.167.189.194383.028.056.28615.00--740
27Wally BunkerP25   3132
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00010071300100.065.237.065302.000.226.1111.86--239
23Al FitzmorrisP24   3159
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005003900000.290.353.419772.129.226.4093.00--1334
14Jerry Adair2B33   2704
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0001015301101.148.281.148429.000.148.1670.60--433
36Ted AbernathyP37   1413
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0002000500300.214.214.214428.000.000.333----317
22Tom BurgmeierP26   1412
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0000001500100.143.200.143343.000.071.2225.00--216
6Buck MartinezC21   911
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0000002100001.111.273.111384.000.222.1250.50--111
25Moe DrabowskyP34   401
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0000000200000.250.250.250500.000.000.500----14
32Mike HedlundP23   4000000000400100.000.000.0000.000.000-----05
28,48Ken WrightP23   4000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
32Don O'RileyP25   3000000000000200.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
21Aurelio MonteagudoP26   2000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
43Paul SplittorffP23   201
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0000000000000.500.500.5001000.000.000.500----12
40Jim YorkP22   2000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
35Roger NelsonP26   0000000001000000-1.000-1000---0.00--01
Batting Totals2026550361113412024197572975351495821426327123.244.307.348655.104.206.2781.8656.719166107
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
41Dick Drago25   9153.7535347110240.023911010020721273171.308.960.752.704.761.76
30Bob Johnson27   8133.07402610174214.01788273188220661111.217.490.763.458.662.51
13Jim Rooker27   10153.5338296351203.21909980111021173111.438.380.494.505.161.15
29Bill Butler23   4123.7725252100140.211766591787753011.457.471.095.554.790.86
27Wally Bunker25   2114.2024152140121.210963571650595101.308.041.183.694.351.18
17Dave Morehead27   353.6128171021121.21216449962699011.508.930.664.575.091.11
23Al Fitzmorris24   854.42431120141117.2112605814524712001.398.541.073.973.580.90
22Tom Burgmeier26   663.184100017168.1593124623432001.217.810.793.045.691.87
36Ted Abernathy37   932.5736000311255.2412316338492011.416.590.486.117.881.29
28,48Ken Wright23   125.264700014353.1493331229302171.478.320.344.925.091.03
25Moe Drabowsky34   123.252400014235.2281313312381021.117.000.753.009.503.17
21Aurelio Monteagudo26   113.002100012027.12011929182011.076.670.673.006.002.00
32Don O'Riley25   005.4892005023.126151459133011.5210.171.963.525.091.44
32Mike Hedlund23   237.2090003015.01813126751001.6710.803.604.203.000.71
35Roger Nelson26   0210.004200009.01810103032012.0018.003.000.003.00--
43Paul Splittorff23   017.002100008.2169715100002.3316.001.005.0010.002.00
40Jim York22   113.384000308.05332260000.885.632.252.256.753.00
Batting Totals65973.784301623071322514641346705615138641915565341.368.270.853.945.621.43
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ed KirkpatrickC89463611212.9780.00
Ellie RodriguezC754513265.9880.00
Jim CampanisC1363711.9860.00
Buck MartinezC520310.9580.00
Hawk TaylorC370001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bob Oliver1B1151020658100.9930.00
Mike Fiore1B2013115211.9860.00
Joe Keough1B1811311313.9760.00
Ed Kirkpatrick1B1613990131.0000.00
Bill Sorrell1B3153001.0000.00
Lou Piniella1B130001.0000.00
Hawk Taylor1B15211.8750.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Cookie Rojas2B97217283969.9820.00
Luis Alcaraz2B316568112.9930.00
Rich Severson2B254455311.9710.00
Tom Matchick2B102121061.0000.00
Jerry Adair2B72420061.0000.00
Paul Schaal2B6141913.9710.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Paul Schaal3B97691591512.9380.00
Bob Oliver3B465780611.9580.00
Bill Sorrell3B29174593.8730.00
Bobby Floyd3B6610001.0000.00
Tom Matchick3B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jackie HernandezSS771421871738.9510.00
Rich SeversonSS5083147934.9620.00
Tom MatchickSS4364130332.9850.00
Paul SchaalSS10121834.9090.00
Bobby FloydSS8182665.8800.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Amos OtisOF1593881546.9900.00
Lou PiniellaOF139247642.9840.00
Pat KellyOF1182548102.9630.00
George SpriggsOF3657430.9530.00
Joe KeoughOF3463210.9850.00
Ed KirkpatrickOF19240001.0000.00
Bill SorrellOF450001.0000.00
Jim CampanisOF110001.0000.00
Jim RookerOF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ken WrightP47531810.9001.53
Al FitzmorrisP43117122111.9712.53
Tom BurgmeierP416832020.9203.04
Bob JohnsonP402141320001.0001.39
Jim RookerP3820363224.9501.68
Ted AbernathyP365539001.0001.96
Dick DragoP35240103315.9771.61
Dave MoreheadP2812171020.8951.26
Bill ButlerP2514031311.9411.03
Wally BunkerP2412151730.8801.63
Moe DrabowskyP243524001.0001.53
Aurelio MonteagudoP21271210.7501.00
Mike HedlundP91501001.0000.60
Don O'RileyP92321001.0001.17
Roger NelsonP4903001.0003.00
Jim YorkP480000.0000.00
Paul SplittorffP2801011.0001.10


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