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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
Manager(s): Bob Lemon, Charlie Metro
General Manager: Cedric Tallis
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Ballpark: Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 693,047 22/24
Playoffs:
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
Full League Standings
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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24
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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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24
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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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16
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1
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6
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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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3
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2
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2837202900418.260.296.326622.065.107.2771.45192.0125409
10Paul Schaal3B27 38050102
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12
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3
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5
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35744339111210.268.343.355698.087.208.2870.9176.0135427
15Rich SeversonSS25 2402260
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11
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1
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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 9153.753534711024023911010020721273171.308.960.752.704.761.76
30Bob Johnson27 8133.074026101742141788273188220661111.217.490.763.458.662.51
13Jim Rooker27 10153.53382963512031909980111021173111.438.380.494.505.161.15
29Bill Butler23 4123.772525210014011766591787753011.457.471.095.554.790.86
27Wally Bunker25 2114.202415214012110963571650595101.308.041.183.694.351.18
17Dave Morehead27 353.61281710211211216449962699011.508.930.664.575.091.11
23Al Fitzmorris24 854.42431120141117112605814524712001.398.541.073.973.580.90
22Tom Burgmeier26 663.184100017168593124623432001.217.810.793.045.691.87
36Ted Abernathy37 932.5736000311255412316338492011.416.590.486.117.881.29
28,48Ken Wright23 125.264700014353493331229302171.478.320.344.925.091.03
25Moe Drabowsky34 123.252400014235281313312381021.117.000.753.009.503.17
21Aurelio Monteagudo26 113.0021000120272011929182011.076.670.673.006.002.00
32Don O'Riley25 005.489200502326151459133011.5210.171.963.525.091.44
32Mike Hedlund23 237.20900030151813126751001.6710.803.604.203.000.71
35Roger Nelson26 0210.0042000091810103032012.0018.003.000.003.00--
43Paul Splittorff23 017.002100008169715100002.3316.001.005.0010.002.00
40Jim York22 113.3840003085332260000.885.632.252.256.753.00
Pitching 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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