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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: George Strickland
Assistant Coach: Dan Carnevale
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
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
26Amos OtisOF2362091176
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9
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11
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58332686713658.284.353.424777.140.300.3020.9956.4263700
33Bob Oliver1B2761283159
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6
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27
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993342126342315.260.309.451760.191.260.2863.0022.7276662
9Lou PiniellaOF2654254163
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5
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11
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88363542262515.301.342.424766.124.183.3081.2049.3230586
18Pat KellyOF2545256106
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1
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6
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3834167610523016.235.347.314661.080.288.2921.3875.3142531
8Ed KirkpatrickC254245997
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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 Rojas2B3138436100
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3
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2
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2837202900418.260.296.326622.065.107.2771.45192.0125409
10Paul Schaal3B2738050102
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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 SeversonSS252402260
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11
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1
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2200163312305.250.300.317617.067.133.2862.06240.076260
24Jackie HernandezSS292381455
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1013155020615.231.281.282563.050.105.2833.33119.067262
11Ellie RodriguezC242312552
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15212735421411.225.312.290602.065.186.2561.30231.067267
16Joe KeoughOF-1B241832859
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2111231803316.322.396.443839.120.246.3400.7845.881210
19Tom MatchickSS261581131
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3
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0110052312108.196.226.241467.044.076.2304.60--38165
7Bill Sorrell3B291351236
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04
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1410101304005.267.317.370687.104.185.2711.3033.850145
6,12George SpriggsOF291301227
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743143200010.208.283.292575.085.200.2652.29130.038145
1Luis Alcaraz2B291201020
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140041300112.167.192.250442.083.117.1783.25120.030126
41Dick DragoP257624
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00010024400900.053.077.053130.000.026.12522.00--487
19Mike Fiore1B2572613
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00411132400001.181.306.208514.028.208.2711.85--1585
13Jim RookerP27701214
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130023510213.200.230.300530.100.129.37117.5070.02176
30Bob JohnsonP275726
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0030063400800.105.190.123313.018.123.2615.67--771
31Hawk TaylorC315539
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0060061612001.164.258.218476.055.164.2312.67--1262
20,25Jim CampanisC265467
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20041411001.130.203.241444.111.185.1323.5027.01359
29Bill ButlerP234402
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00020043100101.045.125.045170.000.091.1547.75--249
15Bobby FloydSS-3B2643514
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009014900010.326.375.419794.093.163.4002.25--1848
17Dave MoreheadP273616
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0010011500301.167.189.194383.028.056.28615.00--740
27Wally BunkerP253132
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00010071300100.065.237.065302.000.226.1111.86--239
23Al FitzmorrisP243159
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005003900000.290.353.419772.129.226.4093.00--1334
14Jerry Adair2B332704
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0001015301101.148.281.148429.000.148.1670.60--433
36Ted AbernathyP371413
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0002000500300.214.214.214428.000.000.333----317
22Tom BurgmeierP261412
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0000001500100.143.200.143343.000.071.2225.00--216
6Buck MartinezC21911
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0000002100001.111.273.111384.000.222.1250.50--111
25Moe DrabowskyP34401
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0000000200000.250.250.250500.000.000.500----14
32Mike HedlundP234000000000400100.000.000.0000.000.000-----05
28,48Ken WrightP234000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
32Don O'RileyP253000000000000200.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
21Aurelio MonteagudoP262000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
43Paul SplittorffP23201
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0000000000000.500.500.5001000.000.000.500----12
40Jim YorkP222000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
35Roger NelsonP260000000001000000-1.000-1000---0.00--01
Batting Totals2026550361113412024197572975351495821426327123.244.307.348655.104.206.2781.8656.719166107
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
41Dick Drago259153.753534711024023911010020721273171.308.960.752.704.761.76
30Bob Johnson278133.074026101742141788273188220661111.217.490.763.458.662.51
13Jim Rooker2710153.53382963512031909980111021173111.438.380.494.505.161.15
29Bill Butler234123.772525210014011766591787753011.457.471.095.554.790.86
27Wally Bunker252114.202415214012110963571650595101.308.041.183.694.351.18
17Dave Morehead27353.61281710211211216449962699011.508.930.664.575.091.11
23Al Fitzmorris24854.42431120141117112605814524712001.398.541.073.973.580.90
22Tom Burgmeier26663.184100017168593124623432001.217.810.793.045.691.87
36Ted Abernathy37932.5736000311255412316338492011.416.590.486.117.881.29
28,48Ken Wright23125.264700014353493331229302171.478.320.344.925.091.03
25Moe Drabowsky34123.252400014235281313312381021.117.000.753.009.503.17
21Aurelio Monteagudo26113.0021000120272011929182011.076.670.673.006.002.00
32Don O'Riley25005.489200502326151459133011.5210.171.963.525.091.44
32Mike Hedlund23237.20900030151813126751001.6710.803.604.203.000.71
35Roger Nelson260210.0042000091810103032012.0018.003.000.003.00--
43Paul Splittorff23017.002100008169715100002.3316.001.005.0010.002.00
40Jim York22113.3840003085332260000.885.632.252.256.753.00
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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