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1978 KANSAS CITY ROYALS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  
Team Record:  92-70   .568
Result:   1st in American League - West Division
Manager(s):  Whitey Herzog
General Manager:   Joe Burke
Stadium:  Royals Stadium
Attendance:  2,255,493
Playoffs:  Lost ALCS (Yankees)

Kansas City Royals affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Marty Pattin (35)
Youngest Player:  Clint Hurdle (20)
Longest Tenure:  Paul Splittorff, Amos Otis (9)
Top Hitter:  Amos Otis (7)
Top Pitcher:  Dennis Leonard (3)
Top Draft Pick:  Buddy Biancalana (#25)

Roster Continuity:  84.63%
American League Standings
WestWLPctGB
KC Royals9270.568--
Texas8775.5375.0
California8775.5375.0
Minnesota7389.45119.0
Chi White Sox7190.44120.5
Oakland6993.42623.0
Seattle56104.35035.0

TEAM INFORMATION
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKCA PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1978-04-08@ CLE1L  5-80-1752,433Dennis LeonardWayne GarlandWayne GarlandDennis LeonardMike Paxton58-3
1978-04-09@ CLE2W  5-41-147,473Steve BusbyRick WiseSteve BusbyRick WiseSteve Mingori1012-2
1978-04-10vs BAL3W  4-22-1338,194 Paul SplittorffNelson BrilesPaul SplittorffNelson BrilesAl Hrabosky14140
1978-04-12vs BAL4W  5-23-1217,449 Dennis LeonardMike FlanaganDennis LeonardMike FlanaganSteve Mingori19163
1978-04-14vs CLE5W  3-14-1117,526 Paul SplittorffRick WisePaul SplittorffRick WiseDoug Bird22175
1978-04-15vs CLE6W  6-55-1118,110 Steve BusbyDon HoodMarty PattinMike PaxtonAl Hrabosky28226
1978-04-16vs CLE7W  2-16-1117,655 Dennis LeonardWayne GarlandDennis LeonardWayne Garland 30237
1978-04-17@ TOR8W  3-17-1110,169Larry GuraJesse JeffersonLarry GuraJesse JeffersonAl Hrabosky33249
1978-04-18@ TOR9W  5-08-1110,218Paul SplittorffDave LemanczykPaul SplittorffDave Lemanczyk 382414
1978-04-21@ BAL10L  1-28-216,203Dennis LeonardJim PalmerJim PalmerDennis LeonardDon Stanhouse392613
1978-04-22@ BAL11W  5-39-217,277Paul SplittorffMike FlanaganPaul SplittorffMike FlanaganAl Hrabosky442915
1978-04-23@ BAL12W  6-510-2113,833Steve BusbyDennis MartinezLarry GuraTim StoddardMarty Pattin503416
1978-04-24@ TEX13W  8-611-2115,530Jim ColbornDock EllisDoug BirdReggie Cleveland 584018
1978-04-25@ TEX14L  1-411-3214,154Dennis LeonardFergie JenkinsFergie JenkinsDennis Leonard 594415
1978-04-26vs TOR15L  1-311-4219,545 Paul SplittorffTom UnderwoodTom MurphyPaul Splittorff 604713
1978-04-27vs TOR16L  7-811-5217,422 Larry GuraJim ClancyBalor MooreDoug BirdMike Willis675512
1978-04-28vs MIL17W  7-612-5220,166 Steve BusbyLary SorensenJim ColbornEduardo RodriguezMarty Pattin746113
1978-04-29vs MIL18W  11-213-5227,521 Dennis LeonardJerry AugustineDennis LeonardJerry Augustine 856322
1978-04-30vs MIL19W  3-014-5219,827 Rich GaleMike CaldwellRich GaleMike CaldwellSteve Mingori886325
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKCA PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1978-05-01@ NYA20L  4-814-6217,340Paul SplittorffJim BeattieRawly EastwickPaul SplittorffSparky Lyle927121
1978-05-02@ NYA21L  2-414-7219,152Larry GuraCatfish HunterCatfish HunterLarry GuraSparky Lyle947519
1978-05-03@ NYA22L  5-614-8221,230Dennis LeonardEd FigueroaEd FigueroaDennis LeonardRich Gossage998118
1978-05-05@ MIL23L  0-914-9310,435Jim ColbornMike CaldwellMike CaldwellJim Colborn 99909
1978-05-06@ MIL24L  3-414-10313,914Paul SplittorffLary SorensenLary SorensenDoug Bird 102948
1978-05-07@ MIL25W  8-615-10310,887Rich GaleJerry AugustineRich GaleJerry AugustineSteve Mingori11010010
1978-05-08@ BOS26L  4-815-11325,891Dennis LeonardLuis TiantBob StanleyDennis Leonard 1141086
1978-05-09@ BOS27L  3-415-12322,369Jim ColbornDennis EckersleyDennis EckersleyJim Colborn 1171125
1978-05-12vs NYA28W  4-316-12333,061 Paul SplittorffEd FigueroaDoug BirdRich Gossage 1211156
1978-05-13vs NYA29L  2-516-13340,903 Dennis LeonardRon GuidryRon GuidryDennis LeonardRich Gossage1231203
1978-05-14vs NYA30W  10-917-13336,034 Andy HasslerDick TidrowAl HraboskyKen Clay 1331294
1978-05-15vs BOS31W  3-118-13334,166 Rich GaleAllen RipleyRich GaleAllen Ripley 1361306
1978-05-16vs BOS32L  2-318-14323,474 Paul SplittorffBill LeeBill LeePaul Splittorff 1381335
1978-05-18vs MIN33L  6-818-15317,459 Dennis LeonardGeoff ZahnGeoff ZahnDennis LeonardMike Marshall1441413
1978-05-19vs MIN34L  3-518-16331,574 Andy HasslerRoger EricksonRoger EricksonMarty PattinMike Marshall1471461
1978-05-20vs MIN35W  6-319-16330,312 Rich GalePaul ThormodsgardRich GalePaul ThormodsgardAl Hrabosky1531494
1978-05-21vs MIN36L  2-319-17329,079 Paul SplittorffGary SerumGary SerumPaul SplittorffMike Marshall1551523
1978-05-22@ SEA37L  1-1019-1836,190Dennis LeonardTom HouseTom HouseDennis Leonard 156162-6
1978-05-23@ SEA38L  3-420-1930Andy HasslerDick PoleDick PoleAndy HasslerJim Todd159166-7
1978-05-23@ SEA39W  5-320-1938,275Larry GuraShane RawleyDoug BirdShane RawleyAl Hrabosky164169-5
1978-05-24@ SEA40W  6-521-1936,717Rich GalePaul MitchellSteve MingoriJim ToddAl Hrabosky170174-4
1978-05-25@ SEA41W  9-422-1935,946Paul SplittorffGlenn AbbottPaul SplittorffGlenn Abbott 1791781
1978-05-28@ MIN42W  8-723-19322,266Andy HasslerPaul ThormodsgardLarry GuraMike Marshall 1871852
1978-05-29vs SEA43W  8-224-19336,405 Rich GaleDick PoleRich GaleDick Pole 1951878
1978-05-31vs SEA44W  8-325-19217,071 Paul SplittorffGlenn AbbottPaul SplittorffGlenn Abbott 20319013
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKCA PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1978-06-01vs SEA45W  10-026-19116,595 Dennis LeonardTom HouseDennis LeonardTom House 21319023
1978-06-02vs CHA46L  1-526-20123,072 Andy HasslerFrancisco BarriosFrancisco BarriosAndy Hassler 21419519
1978-06-03vs CHA47L  5-926-21235,230 Rich GaleKen KravecKen KravecRich GaleRich Hinton21920415
1978-06-04vs CHA48W  13-227-21238,698 Paul SplittorffWilbur WoodPaul SplittorffWilbur Wood 23220626
1978-06-06@ TEX49L  1-227-22223,880Dennis LeonardFergie JenkinsFergie JenkinsDennis Leonard 23320825
1978-06-08@ TEX50L  4-527-2430Andy HasslerDoyle AlexanderDoyle AlexanderAndy HasslerReggie Cleveland23721324
1978-06-08@ TEX51L  2-327-24332,886Rich GaleJon MatlackSteve ComerAl Hrabosky 23921623
1978-06-09@ DET52L  2-327-25332,309Paul SplittorffJack BillinghamJack BillinghamPaul SplittorffJohn Hiller24121922
1978-06-10@ DET53W  6-328-25332,381Dennis LeonardBob SykesDennis LeonardJack Morris 24722225
1978-06-11@ DET54L  2-528-26424,210Larry GuraSteve BakerJohn HillerAl Hrabosky 24922722
1978-06-12vs TEX55L  5-628-27438,146 Doug BirdFergie JenkinsSteve ComerSteve MingoriPaul Lindblad25423321
1978-06-13vs TEX56W  5-029-27322,103 Rich GaleDoyle AlexanderRich GaleDoyle Alexander 25923326
1978-06-14vs DET57W  7-130-27121,025 Paul SplittorffJack BillinghamPaul SplittorffJack Billingham 26623432
1978-06-15vs DET58W  7-231-27119,721 Dennis LeonardBob SykesDennis LeonardBob Sykes 27323637
1978-06-16@ CHA59W  2-132-27144,785Larry GuraFrancisco BarriosLarry GuraFrancisco BarriosAl Hrabosky27523738
1978-06-17@ CHA60L  1-632-28126,798Rich GaleKen KravecKen KravecRich GaleJim Willoughby27624333
1978-06-18@ CHA61W  3-233-2910Andy HasslerWilbur WoodAl HraboskyLerrin LaGrow 27924534
1978-06-18@ CHA62L  0-1133-29140,598Paul SplittorffRon SchuelerRon SchuelerPaul SplittorffJim Willoughby27925623
1978-06-19vs CLE63W  6-534-29125,660 Dennis LeonardDavid ClydeDennis LeonardDavid ClydeAl Hrabosky28526124
1978-06-20vs CLE64W  3-235-29120,444 Larry GuraRick WiseLarry GuraRick Wise 28826325
1978-06-21vs CLE65L  2-435-30123,818 Rich GaleDon HoodDan SpillnerDoug BirdJim Kern29026723
1978-06-23vs OAK66W  5-336-3110 Paul SplittorffRick LangfordPaul SplittorffRick LangfordAl Hrabosky29527025
1978-06-23vs OAK67L  4-536-31138,841 Dennis LeonardTim ConroyPete BrobergDennis LeonardDave Heaverlo29927524
1978-06-24vs OAK68W  7-537-31135,423 Andy HasslerSteve RenkoAndy HasslerSteve RenkoAl Hrabosky30628026
1978-06-25vs OAK69L  3-637-32232,842 Larry GuraMatt KeoughBob LaceyLarry GuraElias Sosa30928623
1978-06-26@ CAL70W  4-038-32129,829Rich GaleFrank TananaRich GaleFrank Tanana 31328627
1978-06-27@ CAL71L  4-538-33221,459Dennis LeonardKen BrettTom GriffinSteve MingoriDave LaRoche31729126
1978-06-28@ CAL72L  5-938-34222,742Paul SplittorffChris KnappChris KnappPaul SplittorffPaul Hartzell32230022
1978-06-29@ CAL73L  1-338-35217,038Marty PattinDave FrostDave FrostAl HraboskyDave LaRoche32330320
1978-06-30@ OAK74L  1-238-36316,506Rich GaleMatt KeoughMatt KeoughRich Gale 32430519
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKCA PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1978-07-01@ OAK75L  2-438-3735,062Dennis LeonardJohn Henry JohnsonJohn Henry JohnsonDennis Leonard 32630917
1978-07-02@ OAK76W  4-239-3830Larry GuraRick LangfordLarry GuraBob LaceyAl Hrabosky33031119
1978-07-02@ OAK77L  3-939-38313,486Andy HasslerSteve RenkoSteve RenkoAndy Hassler 33332013
1978-07-03vs CAL78L  4-739-39439,928 Doug BirdChris KnappChris KnappDoug BirdDave LaRoche33732710
1978-07-04vs CAL79W  4-340-39440,030 Rich GaleDave FrostRich GalePaul Hartzell 34133011
1978-07-05vs CAL80W  10-141-39420,347 Dennis LeonardNolan RyanDennis LeonardNolan Ryan 35133120
1978-07-06vs CAL81L  2-941-40419,783 Marty PattinDon AaseDon AaseMarty Pattin 35334013
1978-07-07vs BAL82W  3-142-40223,314 Paul SplittorffScott McGregorPaul SplittorffScott McGregor 35634115
1978-07-08vs BAL83W  11-343-40234,587 Rich GaleDennis MartinezRich GaleDennis Martinez 36734423
1978-07-09vs BAL84W  10-444-40224,662 Dennis LeonardMike FlanaganDennis LeonardMike Flanagan 37734829
1978-07-13@ MIL85L  2-1344-41216,706Paul SplittorffMike CaldwellMike CaldwellPaul Splittorff 37936118
1978-07-14@ MIL86W  9-245-41243,993Rich GaleAndy ReplogleRich GaleAndy Replogle 38836325
1978-07-15@ NYA87W  8-246-41234,979Dennis LeonardEd FigueroaDennis LeonardEd Figueroa 39636531
1978-07-16@ NYA88W  3-147-41245,089Larry GuraJim BeattieLarry GuraJim BeattieAl Hrabosky39936633
1978-07-17@ NYA89W  9-748-41127,020Paul SplittorffCatfish HunterAl HraboskyRich Gossage 40837335
1978-07-19vs TEX90W  11-449-41128,420 Rich GaleFergie JenkinsRich GaleFergie Jenkins 41937742
1978-07-20vs TEX91W  2-150-41126,620 Dennis LeonardDoyle AlexanderDennis LeonardDoyle Alexander 42137843
1978-07-21vs BOS92W  9-051-41139,841 Paul SplittorffDennis EckersleyPaul SplittorffDennis Eckersley 43037852
1978-07-22vs BOS93W  6-552-41137,538 Doug BirdLuis TiantAl HraboskyDick Drago 43638353
1978-07-23vs BOS94W  7-353-41139,425 Rich GaleJim WrightMarty PattinJim Wright 44338657
1978-07-24vs NYA95W  5-254-41138,859 Dennis LeonardDick TidrowDennis LeonardDick Tidrow 44838860
1978-07-25vs NYA96L  0-454-42140,183 Paul SplittorffRon GuidryRon GuidryPaul Splittorff 44839256
1978-07-26vs SEA97W  12-355-42120,327 Doug BirdMike ParrottDoug BirdMike ParrottSteve Mingori46039565
1978-07-27vs SEA98W  3-156-42126,712 Larry GuraPaul MitchellLarry GuraPaul Mitchell 46339667
1978-07-28@ BOS99W  4-057-42135,348Rich GaleMike TorrezRich GaleMike Torrez 46739671
1978-07-29@ BOS100L  0-157-43135,098Dennis LeonardJim WrightJim WrightDennis Leonard 46739770
1978-07-30@ BOS101W  2-158-43134,626Paul SplittorffBill LeePaul SplittorffBill LeeAl Hrabosky46939871
1978-07-31@ CLE102L  3-458-4418,149Larry GuraRick WaitsSid MongeAl Hrabosky 47240270
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKCA PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1978-08-01@ CLE103L  1-258-4518,236Rich GaleDavid ClydeJim KernSteve Mingori 47340469
1978-08-02@ CLE104L  2-558-4617,834Dennis LeonardDave FreislebenPaul ReuschelDennis Leonard 47540966
1978-08-04vs TOR105L  4-558-47135,064 Paul SplittorffJesse JeffersonVictor CruzAl Hrabosky 47941465
1978-08-05vs TOR106W  5-359-47134,179 Larry GuraDave LemanczykLarry GuraDave LemanczykSteve Mingori48441767
1978-08-06vs TOR107W  12-560-47135,404 Rich GaleBalor MooreRich GaleBalor Moore 49642274
1978-08-07vs CHA108L  3-560-48139,847 Dennis LeonardFrancisco BarriosLerrin LaGrowDennis Leonard 49942772
1978-08-08vs CHA109W  10-461-48129,976 Paul SplittorffMike ProlyPaul SplittorffMike ProlyMarty Pattin50943178
1978-08-09@ BAL110W  2-062-48112,859Larry GuraScott McGregorLarry GuraScott McGregor 51143180
1978-08-10@ BAL111L  2-362-4919,221Doug BirdJim PalmerJim PalmerDoug BirdDon Stanhouse51343479
1978-08-11@ TOR112W  9-863-49120,602Dennis LeonardBalor MooreAl HraboskyVictor Cruz 52244280
1978-08-12@ TOR113L  2-563-50123,132Paul SplittorffJim ClancyJim ClancyPaul Splittorff 52444777
1978-08-13@ TOR114L  2-363-51130,270Larry GuraTom UnderwoodMike WillisAl Hrabosky 52645076
1978-08-14@ DET115L  2-1163-52131,409Rich GaleMilt WilcoxMilt WilcoxRich Gale 52846167
1978-08-15@ DET116W  4-264-52133,365Dennis LeonardKip YoungDennis LeonardKip YoungAl Hrabosky53246369
1978-08-16@ MIN117L  1-565-5310Doug BirdGeoff ZahnGeoff ZahnDoug Bird 53346865
1978-08-16@ MIN118W  11-765-53114,640Paul SplittorffStan PerzanowskiPaul SplittorffStan PerzanowskiSteve Mingori54447569
1978-08-17@ MIN119L  5-665-54115,936Larry GuraRoger EricksonRoger EricksonLarry Gura 54948168
1978-08-18vs TEX120L  3-465-55140,112 Rich GaleDoc MedichDoc MedichRich Gale 55248567
1978-08-19vs TEX121W  3-066-55137,604 Dennis LeonardFergie JenkinsDennis LeonardFergie Jenkins 55548570
1978-08-20vs TEX122W  2-167-55138,423 Paul SplittorffJon MatlackPaul SplittorffJon Matlack 55748671
1978-08-22@ CHA123W  6-368-55121,689Larry GuraRoss BaumgartenLarry GuraRoss BaumgartenAl Hrabosky56348974
1978-08-23@ CHA124L  0-368-56115,550Dennis LeonardKen KravecKen KravecDennis Leonard 56349271
1978-08-24@ CHA125L  1-468-57214,524Paul SplittorffMike ProlyMike ProlyPaul SplittorffLerrin LaGrow56449668
1978-08-25@ TEX126L  2-768-58236,750Rich GaleJon MatlackJon MatlackRich Gale 56650363
1978-08-26@ TEX127L  4-868-59233,084Larry GuraDock EllisDock EllisLarry GuraLen Barker57051159
1978-08-27@ TEX128W  4-269-59125,242Dennis LeonardDoc MedichDennis LeonardDoc MedichAl Hrabosky57451361
1978-08-28vs CHA129W  3-270-59127,562 Paul SplittorffKen KravecAl HraboskyKen Kravec 57751562
1978-08-29vs CHA130L  3-970-60119,343 Rich GaleMike ProlyMike ProlyRich GaleLerrin LaGrow58052456
1978-08-30vs CHA131W  12-071-60119,053 Larry GuraFrancisco BarriosLarry GuraFrancisco Barrios 59252468
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKCA PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1978-09-01vs DET132L  2-671-61132,329 Dennis LeonardJack BillinghamJack BillinghamDennis Leonard 59453064
1978-09-02vs DET133W  8-372-61134,004 Paul SplittorffJim SlatonPaul SplittorffJim Slaton 60253369
1978-09-03vs DET134W  6-273-61127,217 Larry GuraDave RozemaLarry GuraDave Rozema 60853573
1978-09-04@ OAK135W  5-374-6117,550Rich GaleMike NorrisRich GaleMike NorrisAl Hrabosky61353875
1978-09-05@ OAK136W  3-075-6111,376Dennis LeonardSteve RenkoDennis LeonardSteve Renko 61653878
1978-09-06@ OAK137W  11-876-6111,350Paul SplittorffMatt KeoughAl HraboskyDave HeaverloMarty Pattin62754681
1978-09-08@ CAL138W  9-777-61126,507Larry GuraChris KnappDoug BirdDave LaRoche 63655383
1978-09-09@ CAL139L  2-377-6310Rich GaleDon AaseDon AaseRich GaleDave LaRoche63855682
1978-09-09@ CAL140L  2-477-63141,511Dennis LeonardDave FrostDave FrostDennis Leonard 64056080
1978-09-10@ CAL141L  3-1377-64124,793Paul SplittorffNolan RyanNolan RyanPaul Splittorff 64357370
1978-09-11vs OAK142W  7-278-64124,765 Marty PattinMatt KeoughMarty PattinMatt Keough 65057575
1978-09-12vs OAK143W  8-179-64121,379 Larry GuraRick LangfordLarry GuraRick Langford 65857682
1978-09-13vs OAK144W  9-180-64118,359 Dennis LeonardJohn Henry JohnsonDennis LeonardJohn Henry Johnson 66757790
1978-09-14vs OAK145W  5-181-64119,617 Paul SplittorffSteve RenkoPaul SplittorffSteve Renko 67257894
1978-09-15vs CAL146W  3-282-64130,847 Rich GaleNolan RyanAl HraboskyNolan Ryan 67558095
1978-09-16vs CAL147L  3-482-65140,237 Marty PattinPaul HartzellDyar MillerAl HraboskyDave LaRoche67858494
1978-09-17vs CAL148W  5-083-65137,590 Dennis LeonardFrank TananaDennis LeonardFrank Tanana 68358499
1978-09-18@ SEA149W  7-684-6515,766Larry GuraPaul MitchellDoug BirdMike ParrottAl Hrabosky690590100
1978-09-19@ SEA150W  9-885-6515,946Paul SplittorffRick HoneycuttPaul SplittorffRick Honeycutt 699598101
1978-09-20vs MIL151L  4-585-66115,917 Rich GaleLary SorensenJerry AugustineBill Paschall 703603100
1978-09-21vs MIL152W  8-486-66117,799 Dennis LeonardAndy ReplogleDennis LeonardAndy Replogle 711607104
1978-09-22@ MIN153W  4-287-6710Larry GuraDarrell JacksonLarry GuraDarrell Jackson 715609106
1978-09-22@ MIN154L  0-487-6715,175Marty PattinGeoff ZahnGeoff ZahnMarty Pattin 715613102
1978-09-23@ MIN155W  3-188-67113,288Paul SplittorffRoger EricksonPaul SplittorffRoger EricksonAl Hrabosky718614104
1978-09-24@ MIN156L  4-688-6816,627Rich GaleDave GoltzDave GoltzSteve Mingori 722620102
1978-09-25vs SEA157W  7-289-68121,890 Dennis LeonardRick HoneycuttDennis LeonardRick Honeycutt 729622107
1978-09-26vs SEA158W  4-190-68122,415 Larry GuraGlenn AbbottLarry GuraGlenn Abbott 733623110
1978-09-27vs SEA159L  2-490-69114,737 Paul SplittorffByron McLaughlinByron McLaughlinPaul Splittorff 735627108
1978-09-29vs MIN160W  4-091-69131,794 Dennis LeonardDarrell JacksonDennis LeonardDarrell Jackson 739627112
1978-09-30vs MIN161L  3-791-70129,089 Steve BusbyGary SerumMike MarshallRandy McGilberry 742634108
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKCA PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1978-10-01vs MIN162W  1-092-70123,794 Larry GuraGeoff ZahnGeorge ThroopGeoff ZahnBill Paschall743634109


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