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1979 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

+ American League
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W-L Record: 85-77 .525
Rank: 2nd in American League West
Run Differential: 851-816 + 35
Roster Continuity 91.25% 1/26
Manager(s): Whitey Herzog
General Manager: Joe Burke
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Ballpark: Royals Stadium
Attendance: 2,261,845 7/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
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
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
5George Brett3B26   645119212
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10717105136014148.329.376.563939.234.324.3200.7128.0363701
6Willie WilsonOF23   588113185
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4983122892731341.315.351.420771.105.274.3623.2998.0247640
26Amos OtisOF32   577100170
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903056892387512.295.369.444813.149.310.3221.3532.1256660
15Darrell PorterC27   533101155
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11234121658841311.291.421.484905.193.418.2930.5426.7258679
18Al CowensOF27   51669152
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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   15174.24363511000240.02481371132577771051.359.300.942.892.891.00
22Dennis Leonard28   14124.08323212500236.022611710733561268021.198.621.262.144.812.25
32Larry Gura31   13124.4639337110233.22261371162973855171.288.691.122.813.271.16
38Rich Gale25   9105.6434312100181.219713111419991035041.639.740.944.905.091.04
40Steve Busby29   663.642212405094.17145381064451001.446.800.966.134.310.70
33Marty Pattin36   524.603171011394.110950481121414011.3810.441.052.013.931.95
21Eduardo Rodriguez27   414.862911013274.1794240934264031.539.611.094.143.160.76
25Craig Chamberlain22   443.731010400069.2683129718302011.238.740.902.313.861.67
39Al Hrabosky29   943.7458000371165.0673127341397011.669.280.425.685.400.95
23Steve Mingori35   335.74301008146.26936301017180111.8313.211.913.263.451.06
29Dan Quisenberry26   323.153200021540.042161457131001.239.451.131.582.931.86
27Renie Martin23   035.142500011534.2322020114252011.318.230.263.606.431.79
42Bill Paschall25   016.4370005013.21811102530021.6411.571.293.211.930.60
31Gary Christenson26   003.2760001010.210541240001.098.180.821.643.272.00
35Craig Eaton24   002.7050004010.08330340001.107.200.002.703.601.33
35George Throop28   0012.004000202.27440510004.0021.000.0015.003.000.20
1Jerry Terrell32   000.001000101.00000000000.000.000.000.000.00--
Batting 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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