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1972 KANSAS CITY ROYALS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Kansas City,MO
Team Record:  76-78   .494
Result:   4th in American League - West Division
Manager(s):  Bob Lemon
General Manager:   Cedric Tallis
Stadium:  Municipal Stadium
Attendance:  707,656
Playoffs:  -

Kansas City Royals affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Ted Abernathy (39)
Youngest Player:  Jim Wohlford (21)
Longest Tenure:  Lou Piniella, Tom Burgmeier, Joe Keough, Dick Drago, Paul Schaal, Jim Rooker, Al Fitzmorris, Mike Hedlund, Roger Nelson, Ed Kirkpatrick, Bob Oliver (4)
Top Hitter:  John Mayberry (5)
Top Pitcher:  Roger Nelson (9)
Top Draft Pick:  Jamie Quirk (#18)

Roster Continuity:  87.40%
American League Standings
WestWLPctGB
Oakland9362.600--
Chi White Sox8767.5655.5
Minnesota7777.50015.5
KC Royals7678.49416.5
California7580.48418.0
Texas54100.35138.5

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
36Ted AbernathyPMLB6-4215RightRight3/6/193339Stanley,North Carolina1952UDFA Wa1

39Norm AngeliniPMLB5-11175LeftLeft9/24/194724San Francisco,California19678134CIN
22Tom BurgmeierPMLB5-11185LeftLeft8/2/194328St. Paul,Minnesota1963UDFA Hoc
40Steve BusbyPMLB6-2205RightRight9/29/194922Burbank,California1971239KC
43Bruce DalcantonPMLB6-2205RightRight6/15/194230California,Pennsylvania1966UDFA PIT
41Dick DragoPMLB6-1190RightRight6/25/194527Toledo,Ohio1965UDFA DET
23Al FitzmorrisPMLB6-2190BothRight3/21/194626Buffalo,New York1965UDFA CHW
15Bobby FloydSS-2BMLB6-0181RightRight10/20/194328Hawthorne,California1981UDFA SEA
2Ron HansenSSMLB6-3200RightRight4/5/193834Oxford,NebraskaUDFA 
32Mike HedlundPMLB6-1190RightRight8/11/194625Dallas,Texas1964UDFA CLE
18Gail Hopkins1BMLB5-10200LeftRight2/19/194329Tulsa,Oklahoma1965UDFA CHW
30Steve HovleyOFMLB5-10188LeftLeft12/18/194427Ventura,California196635665CAL
25Mike JacksonPMLB6-3190LeftLeft3/27/194626Paterson,New Jersey1964UDFA PHI
16Joe KeoughOFMLB6-0185LeftLeft1/7/194626Pomona,California1965221Kca
8Ed KirkpatrickOF-CMLB5-11195LeftRight10/8/194427Spokane,Washington1962UDFA LAA
19Bobby Knoop2BMLB6-1170RightRight10/18/193833Sioux City,IowaUDFA 
12Jerry MayCMLB6-2195RightRight12/14/194328Staunton,Virginia1961UDFA PIT
7John Mayberry1BMLB6-3220LeftLeft2/18/194923Detroit,Michigan196716HOU
20Monty MontgomeryPMLB6-3200RightRight9/1/194625Albemarle,North Carolina19689201KC
29Tom MurphyPMLB6-3185RightRight12/30/194526Cleveland,Ohio196716CAL
35Roger NelsonPMLB6-3205RightRight6/7/194428Altadena,California19686130MTL
33Bob Oliver1B-OFMLB6-2215RightRight2/8/194329Shreveport,Louisiana196549760NYM
26Amos OtisOFMLB5-11166RightRight4/26/194725Mobile,Alabama1965595BOS
17Dennis PaepkeC-OFMLB6-0202RightRight4/17/194527Long Beach,CaliforniaUDFA 
37Freddie PatekSSMLB5-5148RightRight10/9/194427Seguin,Texas196522421PIT
9Lou PiniellaOFMLB6-2199RightRight8/28/194328Tampa,Florida1962UDFA CLE
1Cookie Rojas2BMLB5-10170RightRight3/6/193933Havana,Cuba1956UDFA CIN
25Jim RookerPMLB6-0201RightLeft9/23/194229Lakeview,Oregon1962UDFA DET
10Paul Schaal3BMLB5-11180RightRight3/3/194329Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania1962UDFA LAA
5Richie ScheinblumOFMLB6-1180BothRight11/5/194229New York,New York1964UDFA CLE
34Paul SplittorffPMLB6-3210LeftLeft10/8/194625Evansville,Indiana196825574KC
14Carl TaylorC-OFMLB6-2207RightRight1/20/194428Sarasota,Florida1962UDFA PIT
6Jim WohlfordOFMLB5-11175RightRight2/28/195121Visalia,California1970361KC
28Ken WrightPMLB6-2210RightRight9/4/194625Pensacola,Florida1964UDFA BOS
Team PersonnelPosition 
Buddy BlattnerBroadcaster 
Galen CiscoPitching Coach 
Harry DunlopThird Base Coach 
Rosey GilhousenScout 
Charlie LauHitting Coach 
Bob LemonManager 
Denny MatthewsBroadcaster 
George StricklandAssistant Coach 
Cedric TallisGeneral Manager 


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