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1979 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

+ American League
Nickname:
W-L Record: 85-77 .525
Rank: 2nd in American League West
Run Differential: 851-816 + 35
Manager(s): Whitey Herzog
General Manager: Joe Burke
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Ballpark: Royals Stadium
Attendance: 2,261,845 7/26
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Atlee Hammaker (#21) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Steve Boros
Bullpen Coach: John Sullivan
Pitching Coach: Galen Cisco
Third Base Coach: Chuck Hiller

#1 Draft Picks

Darrell Porter (#4), Clint Hurdle (#9), Jamie Quirk (#18)
American League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8874.543--
8577.5253.0
8379.5125.0
8280.5066.0
7387.45614.0
6795.41421.0
54108.33334.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
5George Brett3B26 645119212
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20
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23
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10717105136014148.329.376.563939.234.324.3200.7128.0363701
6Willie WilsonOF23 588113185
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13
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6
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4983122892731341.315.351.420771.105.274.3623.2998.0247640
26Amos OtisOF32 577100170
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28
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2
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18
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903056892387512.295.369.444813.149.310.3221.3532.1256660
15Darrell PorterC27 533101155
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10
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11234121658841311.291.421.484905.193.418.2930.5426.7258679
18Al CowensOF27 51669152
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18
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7
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9
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731084044342712.295.345.409754.114.196.3041.1057.3211568
20Frank White2B28 46773124
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482882554133711.266.300.403703.137.233.2782.1646.7188503
8Pete LaCock1B27 40854113
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56213726171616.277.334.380714.103.196.2860.70136.0155453
11Hal McRaeDH33 39355113
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7454384640176.288.351.466817.178.277.2991.2139.3183443
2Freddie PatekSS34 3063077
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3711121642301036.252.293.317610.065.114.2862.63306.097338
30U.L. WashingtonSS-2B25 2683268
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25107204401661.254.299.358657.104.190.2892.20134.096300
12John Wathan1B29 1992641
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282172401557.206.227.302529.095.136.2193.4399.560216
9,10Clint HurdleOF21 1711641
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3001282414044.240.343.386729.146.304.2570.8657.066204
0George Scott1B35 1461939
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20111232211112.267.329.370699.103.185.3332.67146.054162
7Todd CruzSS23 118924
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150131910132.203.224.314538.110.127.2206.3359.037126
3Steve BraunOF-DH31 1161531
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1000221102102.267.384.388772.121.310.2670.5029.045139
9,10Jamie QuirkDH-C24 79824
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110051310000.304.353.443796.139.203.3542.6079.03585
1Jerry Terrell3B32 40512
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2101100102.300.317.450767.150.200.2891.0040.01842
25Tom PoquetteOF27 2615
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0003001400010.192.214.192406.000.038.2174.00--528
28Jim NettlesOF32 2302
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0001003200000.087.192.087279.000.130.0950.67--226
19Joe ZdebOF26 2334
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00102400001.174.240.304544.130.261.2112.00--725
13Jim GaudetC24 601
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0000000000000.167.167.167334.000.000.167----16
23German BarrancaDH-3B22 533
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000310000000.600.600.8001400.200.600.600----45
Batting Totals176256538511596286791167912077652867535565776114.282.339.422761.140.257.3001.2848.723886314
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
34Paul Splittorff32 15174.243635110002402481371132577771051.359.300.942.892.891.00
22Dennis Leonard28 14124.0832321250023622611710733561268021.198.621.262.144.812.25
32Larry Gura31 13124.46393371102332261371162973855171.288.691.122.813.271.16
38Rich Gale25 9105.643431210018119713111419991035041.639.740.944.905.091.04
40Steve Busby29 663.6422124050947145381064451001.446.800.966.134.310.70
33Marty Pattin36 524.60317101139410950481121414011.3810.441.052.013.931.95
21Eduardo Rodriguez27 414.862911013274794240934264031.539.611.094.143.160.76
25Craig Chamberlain22 443.731010400069683129718302011.238.740.902.313.861.67
39Al Hrabosky29 943.7458000371165673127341397011.669.280.425.685.400.95
23Steve Mingori35 335.743010081466936301017180111.8313.211.913.263.451.06
29Dan Quisenberry26 323.15320002154042161457131001.239.451.131.582.931.86
27Renie Martin23 035.142500011534322020114252011.318.230.263.606.431.79
42Bill Paschall25 016.43700050131811102530021.6411.571.293.211.930.60
31Gary Christenson26 003.276000101010541240001.098.180.821.643.272.00
35Craig Eaton24 002.70500040108330340001.107.200.002.703.601.33
35George Throop28 0012.0040002027440510004.0021.000.0015.003.000.20
1Jerry Terrell32 000.0010001010000000000.000.000.000.000.00--
Pitching Totals85774.464011624271202714481477816717165536640402281.399.181.033.333.981.19
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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