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1971 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

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W-L Record: 85-76 .528
Rank: 2nd in American League West
Run Differential: 603-566 + 37
Manager(s): Bob Lemon
General Manager: Cedric Tallis
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Ballpark: Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 910,784 19/24
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Roy Branch (#5) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: George Strickland
Hitting Coach: Charlie Lau
Pitching Coach: Galen Cisco
Third Base Coach: Harry Dunlop

#1 Draft Picks

American League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
10160.627--
8576.52816.0
7983.48822.5
7686.46925.5
7486.46226.5
6992.42932.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
36Ted AbernathyP381301
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0000000700100.077.077.077154.000.000.167----114
27Wally BunkerP269000000001500000.000.100.000100.000.111.0005.00--010
22Tom BurgmeierP272025
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000001700000.250.286.350636.100.150.3857.00--721
29Bill ButlerP241201
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00010001000010.083.077.083160.000.000.333----113
27Lance ClemonsP23742
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01
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1
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1001100100.286.3751.0001375.714.857.2001.007.079
43Bruce DalcantonP294644
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00020011900600.087.106.087193.000.022.14819.00--453
41Dick DragoP2677310
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3
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0040084400701.130.212.169381.039.143.3035.50--1392
23Al FitzmorrisP2544611
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1
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0030001600210.250.244.273517.023.023.379----1247
15Bobby FloydSS-2B2766810
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3
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0020072100000.152.233.197430.045.152.2223.00--1373
7Chuck Harrison1B30143931
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02
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2100111902041.217.266.287553.070.147.2301.7371.541158
32Mike HedlundP246826
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00020022600501.088.114.088202.000.029.14313.00--675
39Gail Hopkins1B282953582
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1
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4731371349128.278.356.431787.153.285.2650.3532.8127335
16Joe KeoughOF253513487
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30063526153210.248.314.325639.077.160.2590.74117.0114391
8Ed KirkpatrickOF-C263654680
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46344860281711.219.305.332637.112.241.2341.2540.6121421
19Bobby Knoop2B321611433
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1110153601226.205.270.286556.081.180.2542.40161.046180
6Buck MartinezC224637
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001015900111.152.231.196427.043.130.1841.80--953
12Jerry MayC272181655
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2400273708047.252.329.344673.092.216.2931.37218.075249
25Mike McCormickP322000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
20Monty MontgomeryP247000000001300100.000.125.000125.000.143.0003.00--09
35Roger NelsonP27622
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0000001200000.333.429.333762.000.167.5002.00--27
33Bob Oliver1B-OF283733591
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52001488531513.244.268.351619.107.145.2946.2946.6131393
26Amos OtisOF2455580167
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795284074222818.301.343.443786.142.294.3211.8537.0246605
17Dennis PaepkeC-OF261521131
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140082901016.204.242.283525.079.132.2383.6376.043161
2,37Freddie PatekSS2659186158
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364914448053716.267.318.371689.103.237.3001.8298.5219643
9Lou PiniellaOF2744843125
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51532143240512.279.308.368676.089.141.3002.05149.3165474
1Cookie Rojas2B3241456124
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59833935231712.300.354.406760.106.213.3110.9069.0168461
13Jim RookerP2810000000002400100.000.167.000167.000.200.0002.00--013
5Ted SavageOF352925
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0001203600002.172.250.172422.000.172.2172.00--532
10Paul Schaal3B2854880150
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63751035125069.274.385.412797.139.330.2830.5049.8226657
15Rich SeversonSS-2B263049
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01003500000.300.364.433797.133.233.3601.67--1333
25Paul SplittorffP244835
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001003800101.104.157.125282.021.083.1252.67--652
44Carl TaylorOF273937
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00030151300021.179.261.179440.000.103.2502.60--746
49Sandy ValdespinoOF32631020
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15002500002.317.338.508846.190.222.3212.5031.53265
28Ken WrightP242212
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00000011000100.091.130.091221.000.045.16710.00--224
40Jim YorkP231712
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3001700000.118.167.353520.235.294.1117.0017.0618
Batting Totals19625295603132322540805731304649081925544559128.250.310.353663.103.211.2791.6766.218685889
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
36Ted Abernathy38462.5663000462381602823350551061.366.670.335.566.111.10
28Ken Wright24363.692112113178663432647563031.457.620.695.426.461.19
25Paul Splittorff24892.69222263001441294943435801041.148.060.252.195.002.29
13Jim Rooker28275.33207113054593532224314011.549.830.334.005.171.29
35Roger Nelson27015.2913100403435202015290001.189.260.261.327.685.80
20Monty Montgomery24302.1432001021165503120000.906.860.001.295.144.00
25Mike McCormick32009.0041001091410100520001.9012.600.004.501.800.40
32Mike Hedlund241582.713230711020516868621572762011.177.340.663.153.321.06
23Al Fitzmorris25754.183615216012711261596555315111.317.940.433.903.760.96
41Dick Drago2617112.99353415400241251848014461094091.239.370.521.724.072.37
43Bruce Dalcanton29863.45252220101411446354844583001.339.190.512.813.701.32
27Lance Clemons23104.13103002024261611212202011.589.750.754.507.501.67
29Bill Butler24123.48146003044451917618320001.439.201.233.686.551.78
22Tom Burgmeier27971.7467000341788712317330442071.157.260.313.074.501.47
27Wally Bunker26235.067600103235191876150001.289.841.971.694.222.50
40Jim York23552.9053000213937032307441034031.236.770.684.269.972.34
Pitching Totals85763.254251613411127441420130156651384496775411361.278.250.533.144.911.56
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jerry MayC713143816.9970.00
Ed KirkpatrickC592942875.9790.00
Dennis PaepkeC321391511.9940.00
Buck MartinezC2184630.9680.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Gail Hopkins1B8366957776.9900.00
Bob Oliver1B6847031653.9880.00
Chuck Harrison1B3933524331.9920.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Cookie Rojas2B111252293576.9910.00
Bobby Knoop2B5289120731.9680.00
Bobby Floyd2B81313031.0000.00
Rich Severson2B6720071.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Paul Schaal3B1611073352831.9400.00
Bob Oliver3B22310.8330.00
Bobby Floyd3B10000.0000.00
Bobby Knoop3B10000.0000.00
Rich Severson3B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Freddie PatekSS14730145925107.9680.00
Bobby FloydSS152143211.9700.00
Rich SeversonSS681524.9200.00
Cookie RojasSS220001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Amos OtisOF1444041044.9900.00
Lou PiniellaOF115201632.9860.00
Joe KeoughOF100164431.9820.00
Ed KirkpatrickOF61118211.9920.00
Bob OliverOF4894310.9900.00
Dennis PaepkeOF1721020.9130.00
Sandy ValdespinoOF1518110.9500.00
Carl TaylorOF1227010.9640.00
Ted SavageOF942001.0000.00
Cookie RojasOF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Tom BurgmeierP678872813.9723.58
Ted AbernathyP638182020.9333.11
Jim YorkP539361011.9411.55
Al FitzmorrisP36127152524.9522.83
Dick DragoP3524174229.9611.83
Mike HedlundP32205164725.9692.76
Bruce DalcantonP25141111620.9311.72
Paul SplittorffP2214473223.9512.44
Ken WrightP217811612.9441.96
Jim RookerP20541511.8571.00
Bill ButlerP14440710.8751.43
Roger NelsonP133429001.0002.91
Lance ClemonsP10241410.8331.88
Wally BunkerP73215001.0001.68
Mike McCormickP4918001.0008.80
Monty MontgomeryP32123001.0002.13


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