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1979 KANSAS CITY ROYALS

|    Level:  MLB  

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Team Record:  85-77   .525
Result:   2nd in American League - West Division
Manager(s):  Whitey Herzog
General Manager:   Joe Burke
Stadium:  Royals Stadium
Attendance:  2,261,845
Playoffs: Season in progress

Kansas City Royals affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Marty Pattin (36)
Youngest Player:  Clint Hurdle (21)
Longest Tenure:  Amos Otis, Paul Splittorff (10)
Top Hitter:  George Brett (1)
Top Pitcher:  Dennis Leonard (10)
Top Draft Pick:  Atlee Hammaker (#21)

Roster Continuity:  91.25%
American League Standings
WestWLPctGB
California8874.543--
KC Royals8577.5253.0
Texas8379.5125.0
Minnesota8280.5066.0
Chi White Sox7387.45614.0
Seattle6795.41421.0
Oakland54108.33334.0

BATTING STATISTICS
#PlayerPosRkAgeDraftedHiLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBPAOUTRCRC/Gbabip
5George Brett3b-1b1261971-2-29MLB15464511921242202310717105136014148.329.376.56310003637014561539.1.320
6Willie Wilsonof8231974-16-379MLB154588113185181364983122892731341.315.351.42002476404331026.4.362
26Amos Otisof34321965-5-95MLB15157710017028218903056892387512.295.369.44402566604361046.5.322
15Darrell Porterc5271970-1-4MLB15753310115523102011234121658841311.291.421.48402586794101268.3.293
18Al Cowensof90271969-75-1026MLB136516691521879731084044342712.295.345.4090211568393805.5.304
20Frank White2b8428UDFA: 1970MLB1274677312426410482882554133711.266.300.4030188503372634.6.278
8Pete LaCock1b-of-271970-1-20MLB13240854113254356213726171616.277.334.3800155453319584.9.286
11Hal McRaeof85331965-6-117MLB10139355113324107454384640176.288.351.4660183443298746.7.299
2Freddie Patekss-341965-22-421MLB106306307717013711121642301036.252.293.317097338260272.8.286
30U.L. Washingtonss-25UDFA: 1973MLB1012683268125225107204401661.254.299.358096300220323.9.289
12John Wathanc-1b-291971-1-4MLB901992641732282172401557.206.227.302060216176131.9.219
9,10Clint Hurdleof-211975-1-9MLB59171164110333001282414044.240.343.386066204139265.1.257
0George Scott1b-35UDFA: 1962MLB44146193982120111232211112.267.329.370054162122153.2.333
7Todd Cruzss-3b-231973-2-26MLB55118924702150131910132.203.224.31403712610182.1.220
3Steve Braunof-3b-311966-10-200MLB5811615312041000221102102.267.384.38804513988206.1.267
9,10Jamie Quirkc-3b-241972-1-18MLB5179824611110051310000.304.353.4430358555146.8.354
1Jerry Terrellss-3b-321968-18-412MLB31405123012101100102.300.317.450018423165.5.289
25Tom Poquetteof-271970-4-80MLB2126150003001400010.192.214.19205282210.7.217
19Joe Zdebof-261971-4-75MLB1523341100102400001.174.240.30407252022.3.211
28Jim Nettlesof-321968-4-76MLB1123020001003200000.087.192.0870226210-0.3.095
13Jim Gaudetc-241976-6-138MLB36010000000000000.167.167.167016500.3.167
23German Barranca2b-22UDFA: 1975MLB55331000310000000.600.600.8002000453219.8.600
Totals: (22 players)16256538511596286791167912077652867535565776114.282.343.4227652388634943809235.7.300

PITCHING STATISTICS
#PlayerRkAgeDraftedHiLvlWLERAGGSCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBkWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9BB/SOBABIPGB/FB
34Paul Splittorff24321968-25-574MLB15174.24363511000240.0248137113257777101.359.300.942.892.891.00.2710.96
22Dennis Leonard10281972-2-42MLB14124.08323212500236.02261171073356126801.198.621.262.144.810.44.2631.01
32Larry Gura40311969-2-40MLB13124.4739337110233.2226137116297385511.288.701.122.813.270.86.2530.88
38Rich Gale60251975-5-105MLB9105.6534312100181.21971311141999103501.639.760.944.905.100.96.3030.99
40Steve Busby-291971-2-39MLB663.632212405094.1714538106445101.436.770.956.114.291.42.2281.19
33Marty Pattin-361965-7-127MLB524.583171011394.11095048112141401.3810.401.052.003.910.51.3061.19
21Eduardo Rodriguez-27-MLB414.842911013274.179424093426401.529.571.094.123.151.31.2790.82
25Craig Chamberlain-221978-1-2MLB443.751010400069.268312971830201.238.780.902.333.880.60.2720.47
39Al Hrabosky45291969-1-19MLB943.7458000371165.067312734139701.669.280.425.685.401.05.3140.70
23Steve Mingori-35UDFA: 1965MLB335.79301008146.2693630101718011.8413.311.933.283.470.94.3470.97
29Dan Quisenberry-26UDFA: 1975MLB323.153200021540.04216145713101.239.451.131.572.930.54.2783.25
27Renie Martin-231977-19-486MLB035.192500011534.232202011425201.338.310.263.636.490.56.3011.11
42Bill Paschall-251976-3-53MLB016.5970005013.2181110253001.6811.851.323.291.981.67.2911.05
31Gary Christenson-261971-13-297MLB003.3760001010.21054124001.128.440.841.693.370.50.2570.93
35Craig Eaton-241974-6-138MLB002.7050004010.0833034001.107.200.002.703.600.75.2501.00
35George Throop-281972-16-378MLB0013.504000202.2744051004.5023.620.0016.873.375.00--1.33
1Jerry Terrell-321968-18-412MLB000.001000101.0000000000.000.000.000.000.00--.0000.00
Totals: (22 players)85774.46162162427120271,44814778167171165366404021.479.181.033.333.980.84.286 

FIELDING STATISTICS
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Darrell PorterC141628681315.9820.00 
John WathanC2370510.9870.00 
Jamie QuirkC915210.9440.00 
Jim GaudetC3130001.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Pete LaCock1B10882968379.9970.00 
John Wathan1B4926419230.9930.00 
George Scott1B4133521427.9890.00 
George Brett1B847516.9810.00 
Jim Nettles1B120001.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Frank White2B1253173321278.9820.00 
U.L. Washington2B461121111237.9490.00 
Jerry Terrell2B757031.0000.00 
German Barranca2B147031.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
George Brett3B1491293733028.9440.00 
Jerry Terrell3B1952111.9630.00 
Todd Cruz3B971633.8850.00 
Jamie Quirk3B314001.0000.00 
Steve Braun3B20000.0000.00 
German Barranca3B10000.0000.00 
Clint Hurdle3B110001.0000.00 
George Scott3B10000.0000.00 
U.L. Washington3B101001.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Freddie PatekSS1041532491954.9550.00 
U.L. WashingtonSS5062131631.9700.00 
Todd CruzSS4847102413.9740.00 
Jamie QuirkSS503001.0000.00 
Jerry TerrellSS10000.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Willie WilsonOF1523841260.9850.00 
Amos OtisOF1463851135.9920.00 
Al CowensOF134288340.9860.00 
Clint HurdleOF5088230.9680.00 
Steve BraunOF18264011.0000.00 
Tom PoquetteOF1071011.0000.00 
Joe ZdebOF9130001.0000.00 
Jim NettlesOF8190001.0000.00 
John WathanOF320001.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Al HraboskyP58652420.7500.83 
Larry GuraP39233153825.9642.05 
Paul SplittorffP36240152733.9331.58 
Rich GaleP3418192543.8951.69 
Dennis LeonardP32236193212.9811.94 
Dan QuisenberryP324001012.9092.25 
Marty PattinP319441310.9441.63 
Steve MingoriP30466420.8331.95 
Eduardo RodriguezP29740810.8890.97 
Renie MartinP25345810.9293.42 
Steve BusbyP2294424011.0002.68 
Craig ChamberlainP106952001.0000.91 
Bill PaschallP71302001.0001.36 
Gary ChristensonP61021011.0002.65 
Craig EatonP51011011.0001.80 
George ThroopP420000.0000.00 
Jerry TerrellP110000.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Hal McRaeDH100.0000.00 
Pete LaCockDH16.0000.00 
Darrell PorterDH15.0000.00 
Steve BraunDH11.0000.00 
John WathanDH11.0000.00 
Jamie QuirkDH9.0000.00 
Clint HurdleDH4.0000.00 
Amos OtisDH4.0000.00 
U.L. WashingtonDH3.0000.00 
George ScottDH2.0000.00 
Willie WilsonDH2.0000.00 
German BarrancaDH1.0000.00 
George BrettDH1.0000.00 
Al CowensDH1.0000.00 
Jerry TerrellDH1.0000.00 


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