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1977 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

+ Starting Pitcher Log
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W-L Record: 102-60 .630
Rank: 1st in American League West
Run Differential: 822-651 + 171
Roster Continuity 79.99% 5/24
Manager(s): Whitey Herzog
General Manager: Joe Burke
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Ballpark: Royals Stadium
Attendance: 1,852,603 6/26
Playoffs: Lost ALCS (Yankees)
Top Draft Pick: Mike Jones (#21) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Steve Boros
Hitting Coach: Charlie Lau
Pitching Coach: Galen Cisco
Third Base Coach: Chuck Hiller

#1 Draft Picks

Darrell Porter (#4), John Mayberry (#6), Clint Hurdle (#9)
American League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
10260.630--
9468.5808.0
9072.55612.0
8477.52217.5
7488.45728.0
6498.39538.0
6398.39138.5
  • A complete listing of starting pitchers and boxscore results for the selected team and season.
  • A Quality start (QS) is defined as pitching 6 or more innings with 3 or least earned runs.
  • Game Score (Gsc) was derived by Bill James was created to provide a more precise measure of a pitcher's start. See calculation
  • #AprilGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    11977-04-07W 7-4 @DETPaul SplittorffW1-0-1119517865440430002545 6.001.50-------761.2
    21977-04-09W 16-2 @DETAndy HasslerW1-0Q111006767000121002559 0.001.33-------961.5
    31977-04-10W 5-0 @DETJim ColbornW1-0Q1123814865000120002063 0.001.00-------751.4
    41977-04-11W 5-4 vs NYAPaul Splittorff-1-0-2219617997441120003558 4.801.13-------1782.1
    51977-04-13L 3-5 vs NYAAndy HasslerL1-1Q22101687.29430370013549 1.931.43-------780.9
    61977-04-15L 3-4 vs DETJim ColbornL1-1-2223914957441100002236 3.271.27-------1042.5
    71977-04-16L 5-8 vs DETPaul Splittorff-1-0Q3319718069430120002741 4.711.29-------871.1
    81977-04-17W 6-5 vs DETAndy Hassler-1-1-331026936431230001732 3.181.65-------422.0
    91977-04-18L 6-8 vs MINDennis Leonard-0-0-2174694.16631230002133 5.141.71-------551.0
    101977-04-19W 11-3 vs MINJim ColbornW2-1Q3324015097330230013862 3.151.15-------9160.6
    111977-04-20L 2-3 vs MINPaul Splittorff-1-0Q4419818178222441003053 4.181.39-------861.3
    121977-04-22W 6-5 @SEAAndy Hassler-1-1-44103707.15540330003049 3.751.50-------1635.3
    131977-04-23W 8-6 @SEADennis LeonardW1-0Q32757089620250103551 3.601.53-------1281.5
    141977-04-24W 16-1 @SEAJim ColbornW3-1Q4424115185111290003075 2.571.07-------680.8
    151977-04-24L 2-4 @SEAPaul SplittorffL1-1-551991825.27441530002835 4.501.50-------490.4
    161977-04-26W 6-3 vs TEXAndy Hassler-1-1-551047136320310001633 4.001.67-------632.0
    171977-04-27L 0-5 vs TEXDennis LeonardL1-1-43767167441230012643 4.291.52-------851.6
    181977-04-29W 6-1 vs TORJim ColbornW4-1Q5524215297110531003767 2.191.14-------1481.8
    191977-04-30L 1-2 vs TORPaul SplittorffL1-2Q6620018399220310003459 3.981.47-------9120.8
    #MayGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    201977-05-01W 8-2 vs TORLarry GuraW2-0Q811164176111030002764 1.000.78-------991.0
    211977-05-02W 3-1 vs CHADennis LeonardW2-1Q54777294110560003576 3.301.37-------1291.3
    221977-05-03L 4-8 vs CHAMarty Pattin-0-0-413482032.26330000001428 3.601.00-------350.6
    231977-05-04L 3-6 vs CHAJim ColbornL4-2-662431537.29441410013640 2.601.22-------11101.1
    241977-05-05W 6-5 vs CHAPaul Splittorff-1-2-772011843.25320420002035 4.111.57-------450.8
    251977-05-06L 2-5 @TEXLarry GuraL2-1-92117424.26532121012135 1.960.91-------661.0
    261977-05-07W 6-5 @TEXDennis Leonard-2-1-6578738.28440471003853 3.461.36-------1472.0
    271977-05-08L 2-5 @TEXMarty PattinL0-1-523492044.26331330012538 4.201.27-------842.0
    281977-05-09L 3-5 vs CALJim ColbornL4-3Q7724415479421340033648 2.601.29-------1071.4
    291977-05-10L 1-6 vs CALPaul SplittorffL1-3-882021856.28541450003039 4.251.58-------761.2
    301977-05-12L 0-2 vs TEXDennis LeonardL2-2Q767974911220161003862 3.191.35-------11101.1
    311977-05-13W 3-2 vs TEXLarry Gura-2-1Q113119437.17220240003057 2.321.03-------1081.3
    321977-05-14W 6-0 vs TEXJim ColbornW5-3Q8824515590000160012892 2.211.11-------1191.2
    331977-05-15L 3-7 vs TEXPaul SplittorffL1-4-992031862.15442100001225 4.751.64-------331.0
    341977-05-18L 4-7 @CHADennis LeonardL2-3-878075511771131002719 4.081.45-------751.4
    351977-05-19L 3-8 @CHAJim ColbornL5-4-992461562.25662100001417 3.001.17-------350.6
    361977-05-20W 4-0 vs CLEPaul SplittorffW2-4Q101020418798000110003571 4.081.55-------14111.3
    371977-05-21L 7-12 vs CLEDoug Bird-2-0-111210333.27551120001924 5.001.70-------450.8
    381977-05-22L 1-7 vs CLEDennis LeonardL2-4-9881764.17531210002131 4.261.51-------741.8
    391977-05-25W 4-1 @BALPaul SplittorffW3-4Q11112051887.18110030003060 3.751.49-------1291.3
    401977-05-25L 2-7 @BALJim ColbornL5-5-10102471575.14220240012253 3.001.16-------560.8
    411977-05-27L 1-10 @BOSDennis LeonardL2-5-10982776.111981191013224 4.921.53-------551.0
    421977-05-28L 12-17 @BOSDoug Bird-2-0-132212344.17773170002126 6.471.75-------160.2
    431977-05-29W 3-0 @BOSJim ColbornW6-5Q11112481587.16000540003164 2.721.20-------971.3
    441977-05-30W 4-1 @TORPaul SplittorffW4-4Q12122061897.15110400003159 3.531.47-------1391.4
    #JuneGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    451977-06-01W 11-3 @TORDennis LeonardW3-5Q111083787.263301100003062 4.821.48-------942.3
    461977-06-03L 6-7 vs BALDoug BirdL2-1-143213353.29661240002317 7.251.86-------623.0
    471977-06-04W 14-13 vs BALPaul Splittorff-4-4-13132071902.29650120001913 3.951.54-------431.3
    481977-06-04L 4-5 vs BALJim ColbornL6-6-121224915969551020002636 3.071.22-------871.1
    491977-06-05W 4-3 vs BALAndy HasslerW2-1Q76106726.17330441003046 4.111.74-------871.1
    501977-06-06L 0-1 vs BOSDennis LeonardL3-6Q1211847995111260003477 4.391.40-------11101.1
    511977-06-07W 5-4 vs BOSJim Colborn-6-6Q13132501606.18331240002846 3.171.25-------861.3
    521977-06-08L 8-9 @MINPaul Splittorff-4-4-141420819147661310002022 4.401.58-------450.8
    531977-06-09W 7-2 @MINAndy HasslerW3-1Q871077362220471002463 3.951.63-------832.7
    541977-06-10L 3-4 @MILDoug Bird-2-1-154214365.18331031002342 7.021.83-------480.5
    551977-06-11W 6-0 @MILDennis LeonardW4-6Q1312858093000181003088 3.941.30-------7110.6
    561977-06-12L 0-4 @MILJim ColbornL6-7-14142511614.28330210002333 3.291.29-------661.0
    571977-06-13W 8-3 @NYAPaul SplittorffW5-4-151520919255330100002044 4.451.56-------4100.4
    581977-06-14L 2-4 @NYAAndy HasslerL3-2Q98108747.17430451003150 3.861.59-------1061.7
    591977-06-16L 0-7 @NYADennis LeonardL4-7-141386816.29771180103133 4.311.31-------761.2
    601977-06-17W 7-1 vs MINJim ColbornW7-7Q15152521626.14110110002560 3.181.26-------9100.9
    611977-06-18W 2-1 vs MINPaul SplittorffW6-4Q161621019374110330012965 4.221.52-------8100.8
    621977-06-19W 8-7 vs MINAndy Hassler-3-2Q109109756.15330331002650 3.931.56-------780.9
    631977-06-20L 2-4 vs SEADennis LeonardL4-8-1514878298440460003657 4.291.31-------991.0
    641977-06-21W 13-3 vs SEAJim ColbornW8-7Q161625316374330140002560 3.231.23-------971.3
    651977-06-22W 4-3 vs SEAPaul Splittorff-6-4-171721119456320040001949 4.191.50-------460.7
    661977-06-23L 6-8 vs SEAAndy Hassler-3-2-1110110765.17440110022537 4.201.57-------1133.7
    671977-06-24W 3-0 @OAKDennis LeonardW5-8Q16158883930005110013387 3.951.28-------580.6
    681977-06-25W 6-4 @OAKJim ColbornW9-7-17172541648.25442270103461 3.291.19-------1281.5
    691977-06-26L 3-7 @OAKPaul SplittorffL6-5-181821219577760531003335 4.421.52-------1352.6
    701977-06-26W 9-3 @OAKMarty PattinW1-2Q16336020566330262002652 6.001.49-------761.2
    711977-06-27W 7-2 @CALAndy HasslerW4-2Q1211111776.16210210002753 3.901.52-------1352.6
    721977-06-28W 3-1 @CALDennis LeonardW6-8Q1716898492111060002885 3.731.20-------10101.0
    731977-06-29L 0-7 @CALJim ColbornL9-8-18182551654.16551251002233 3.551.22-------723.5
    #JulyGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    741977-07-01W 12-2 @CLEPaul Splittorff-6-5-19192131960322010000427-----------00-
    751977-07-02W 1-0 @CLEAndy HasslerW5-2Q13121127891000040003089 3.431.36-------1872.6
    761977-07-03L 3-6 @CLEDennis LeonardL6-9-181790856.18551140012739 3.911.22-------670.9
    771977-07-04W 1-0 @TEXJim ColbornW10-8Q19192561668.17000370003572 3.301.21-------8100.8
    781977-07-05W 6-4 @TEXDoug Bird-3-1-215220374.27320120002039 5.941.74-------380.4
    791977-07-06W 8-7 vs MILAndy Hassler-5-2-1413113794.28440131012332 3.711.40-------824.0
    801977-07-08W 6-2 vs OAKDennis LeonardW7-9Q19189186962201130003479 3.781.19-------680.8
    811977-07-09L 1-7 vs OAKJim ColbornL10-9-20202571675.16430220012441 3.381.23-------761.2
    821977-07-10W 5-4 vs OAKPaul Splittorff-6-5Q20202141976.26310110002852 4.421.53-------1191.2
    831977-07-11L 2-4 @CHALarry GuraL5-4-334141445.18430231002838 3.601.30-------780.9
    841977-07-12W 8-3 @CHADennis LeonardW8-9Q2019928798311390003869 3.611.19-------1535.0
    851977-07-13W 6-4 vs DETAndy Hassler-5-2-15141148056330530002441 3.811.45-------824.0
    861977-07-14W 4-3 vs DETJim ColbornW11-9-212125816858221100012442 3.391.25-------680.8
    871977-07-15W 7-4 vs NYAPaul SplittorffW7-5-2121215198810440220003346 4.431.53-------9100.9
    881977-07-16W 5-1 vs NYADennis LeonardW9-9Q2120938897100050003376 3.401.17-------8130.6
    891977-07-17W 8-4 vs NYAAndy HasslerW6-2Q1615115816.13321210002755 3.721.39-------20120.0
    901977-07-21W 8-1 @DETPaul SplittorffW8-5Q222221619994100061013383 4.131.46-------11111.0
    911977-07-22W 5-4 @DETDennis Leonard-9-9Q2221948984220220003066 3.351.15-------11111.0
    921977-07-23L 4-5 @DETJim Colborn-11-9-22222591694.14330400002138 3.491.27-------761.2
    931977-07-24L 1-3 @NYAAndy HasslerL6-3Q17161168288310220003358 3.511.38-------10110.9
    941977-07-27W 5-4 vs CLEDennis Leonard-9-9Q2322959079320242003251 3.321.16-------1071.4
    951977-07-28W 5-4 vs CLEJim Colborn-11-9-23232601707.19440100023342 3.541.27-------8130.6
    961977-07-29L 8-11 @CHAAndy Hassler-6-3-1817117832.17440100001321 3.791.43-------60-
    971977-07-30L 4-6 @CHAPaul Splittorff-8-5-232321720057220640002743 4.111.50-------551.0
    981977-07-31L 4-5 @CHAMarty Pattin-3-2Q20436420693211130003277 4.141.16-------10150.7
    991977-07-31W 8-4 @CHADennis LeonardW10-9-2423969195442360003664 3.351.15-------9130.7
    #AugustGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    1001977-08-01L 5-9 @MINJim ColbornL11-10-24242611714.28661422102620 3.801.31-------751.4
    1011977-08-02L 4-9 @MINAndy HasslerL6-4-1918118845.29872430003018 4.171.47-------13113.0
    1021977-08-03W 7-4 vs TORPaul SplittorffW9-5-24242182017.19440320003342 4.131.50-------1091.1
    1031977-08-04W 8-0 vs TORLarry GuraW6-5Q4151494599000030003572 3.221.33-------7160.4
    1041977-08-05W 12-2 vs CHADennis LeonardW11-9Q2524979296221430003566 3.291.15-------12101.2
    1051977-08-06W 6-3 vs CHAJim ColbornW12-10Q252526217288320200003254 3.721.31-------1481.8
    1061977-08-07W 3-2 vs CHAMarty PattinW4-2Q21536520796221210003466 3.881.13-------11140.8
    1071977-08-08L 4-6 vs CALAndy HasslerL6-5-2019119851.15440220001121 4.461.52-------020.0
    1081977-08-08L 2-7 vs CALPaul SplittorffL9-6-25252192024.18440021002032 4.261.51-------190.1
    1091977-08-10W 4-3 @TEXDennis LeonardW12-9Q262598937.110330271003350 3.291.16-------7100.7
    1101977-08-11L 3-8 @TEXJim ColbornL12-11-26262631735.16552220012435 3.861.31-------951.8
    1111977-08-12W 9-8 @TORAndy Hassler-6-5-2120120862.26440321001623 4.661.56-------230.7
    1121977-08-13W 5-3 @TORPaul SplittorffW10-6Q2626220203710330240003147 4.241.52-------690.7
    1131977-08-14L 3-6 @TORDennis LeonardL12-10-27269994755504120002955 3.401.17-------717.0
    1141977-08-15L 1-2 @BOSJim ColbornL12-12Q27272641747.28211530003553 3.751.33-------9100.9
    1151977-08-16L 3-5 @BOSMark Littell-5-4Q4211171263331380002459 3.621.27-------732.3
    1161977-08-17W 5-3 @CLEPaul Splittorff-10-6-27272212043.27110220001939 4.191.54-------441.0
    1171977-08-18W 4-0 @CLEDennis LeonardW13-10Q28271009594000160003084 3.251.14-------1181.4
    1181977-08-19W 9-3 vs BOSJim ColbornW13-12Q282826517599330340003858 3.721.33-------10120.8
    1191977-08-20W 5-2 vs BOSMark LittellW6-4-4321181350000360001870 3.401.23-------360.5
    1201977-08-21W 6-4 vs BOSPaul Splittorff-10-6Q28282222056.18331310002942 4.201.55-------7100.7
    1211977-08-22W 8-7 vs BALDennis Leonard-13-10-29281019636550120011726 3.421.16-------160.2
    1221977-08-23W 5-2 vs BALJim ColbornW14-12Q29292661768.16200441003666 3.541.32-------10120.8
    1231977-08-24W 4-3 @MILMarty Pattin-6-2Q2663702088.17221320003459 3.941.19-------10120.8
    1241977-08-25W 9-6 @MILPaul SplittorffW11-6-292922320678440230003146 4.241.55-------991.0
    1251977-08-26W 3-2 @BALDennis LeonardW14-10Q30291029796220270003472 3.361.15-------8110.7
    1261977-08-27L 2-4 @BALJim ColbornL14-13-30302671776.19440010002939 3.621.33-------1271.7
    1271977-08-28W 5-0 @BALAndy HasslerW7-5Q23211228762000330002368 4.321.50-------961.5
    1281977-08-29L 3-5 @NYAPaul Splittorff-11-6Q30302242076.17221210002649 4.201.54-------5110.5
    1291977-08-30L 2-8 vs TEXDennis LeonardL14-11-31301039868551240002738 3.471.16-------881.0
    1301977-08-31W 5-4 vs TEXJim ColbornW15-13Q313126817865321432002451 3.601.33-------570.7
    #SeptemberGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    1311977-09-02W 3-1 vs MILAndy HasslerW8-5Q24221238874110530003063 4.151.49-------1352.6
    1321977-09-02W 3-0 vs MILPaul SplittorffW12-6Q313122520891000390003191 4.001.49-------7110.6
    1331977-09-03W 3-2 vs MILDennis LeonardW15-11Q32311049996220090013376 3.411.14-------1071.4
    1341977-09-04W 6-2 vs MILMarty PattinW7-2Q27737120995221240003371 3.771.15-------12101.2
    1351977-09-05W 8-4 @SEAJim ColbornW16-13Q323226917997431320103658 3.571.32-------10140.7
    1361977-09-06W 10-0 @SEAPaul SplittorffW13-6Q323222620962000240002270 3.881.47-------680.8
    1371977-09-07W 10-7 @SEAAndy Hassler-8-5-2523124892.27660100011513 4.501.53-------331.0
    1381977-09-08W 7-2 @SEADennis LeonardW16-11Q3332105100962112101013777 3.331.13-------1171.6
    1391977-09-09W 6-3 @MINMarty PattinW8-2Q2883722107.18330520013646 3.771.20-------1644.0
    1401977-09-10W 10-1 @MINPaul SplittorffW14-6Q333322721098110150003571 3.751.45-------8140.6
    1411977-09-11W 4-1 @MINAndy HasslerW9-5Q262412590910110440104063 4.281.53-------1572.1
    1421977-09-14W 6-0 vs OAKDennis LeonardW17-11Q343310610198000230003672 3.211.13-------10130.8
    1431977-09-14W 5-2 vs OAKJim ColbornW17-13Q333327018077221220013055 3.541.32-------1171.6
    1441977-09-15W 7-6 vs OAKAndy Hassler-9-5-27251269133420520001836 4.311.56-------350.6
    1451977-09-15W 5-4 vs OAKPaul Splittorff-14-6Q343422821166430230002747 3.771.44-------6100.6
    1461977-09-16L 1-4 vs SEAMarty PattinL8-3Q29937321197430210003458 3.711.18-------14101.4
    1471977-09-17W 7-5 vs SEAMark Littell-7-4-463121144.16551330002130 3.601.23-------360.5
    1481977-09-18W 8-3 vs SEADennis LeonardW18-11Q353410710297331151003565 3.201.12-------6160.4
    1491977-09-20W 4-2 vs MINPaul SplittorffW15-6Q353522921297221260003469 3.701.42-------1635.3
    1501977-09-21W 10-5 vs MINJim ColbornW18-13Q343427118187321140003361 3.501.31-------1291.3
    1511977-09-23W 7-3 @CALDennis LeonardW19-11Q3635108103953314131003674 3.201.12-------861.3
    1521977-09-24W 4-3 @CALMark LittellW8-4Q4741221572221510102661 3.531.22-------991.0
    1531977-09-25W 6-2 @CALMarty PattinW9-3Q301037421298222060003469 3.591.16-------10101.0
    1541977-09-25W 6-3 @CALPaul SplittorffW16-6Q363623021363110130002064 3.641.40-------490.4
    1551977-09-26L 1-7 @OAKJim ColbornL18-14-3535272182810772371003738 3.651.32-------1252.4
    1561977-09-27L 2-4 @OAKAndy Hassler-9-5Q28261279276200150002965 4.111.53-------1252.4
    1571977-09-27L 2-3 @OAKDennis LeonardL19-12Q373610910485311490013269 3.141.12-------580.6
    1581977-09-28L 5-6 @OAKMark Littell-8-4-485123167.28550291003348 3.691.22-------4100.4
    1591977-09-29W 6-3 vs CALLarry GuraW8-5Q526160468.16300040003168 3.141.28-------9120.8
    1601977-09-30W 8-5 vs CALPaul Splittorff-16-6-37372312143.27330320002030 3.691.42-------350.6
    #OctoberGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    1611977-10-01L 1-4 vs CALAndy HasslerL9-6-29271289358442011002236 4.211.53-------861.3
    1621977-10-02W 2-0 vs CALDennis LeonardW20-12Q383711010596000192003383 3.041.11-------1071.4


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