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1979 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

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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
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
23German BarrancaDH-3B22533
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000310000000.600.600.8001400.200.600.600----45
3Steve BraunOF-DH311161531
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04
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1000221102102.267.384.388772.121.310.2670.5029.045139
5George Brett3B26645119212
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23
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10717105136014148.329.376.563939.234.324.3200.7128.0363701
18Al CowensOF2751669152
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7
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9
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731084044342712.295.341.409750.114.196.3041.1057.3211565
7Todd CruzSS23118924
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02
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150131910132.203.218.314532.110.127.2206.3359.037125
13Jim GaudetC24601
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0000000000000.167.167.167334.000.000.167----16
9,10Clint HurdleOF211711641
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3001282414044.240.340.386726.146.304.2570.8657.066203
8Pete LaCock1B2740854113
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56213726171616.277.333.380713.103.196.2860.70136.0155452
11Hal McRaeDH3339355113
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7454384640176.288.345.466811.178.277.2991.2139.3183439
28Jim NettlesOF322302
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0001003200000.087.192.087279.000.130.0950.67--226
26Amos OtisOF32577100170
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903056892387512.295.366.444810.149.310.3221.3532.1256657
2Freddie PatekSS343063077
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3711121642301036.252.286.317603.065.114.2862.62306.097335
25Tom PoquetteOF272615
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0003001400010.192.214.192406.000.038.2174.00--528
15Darrell PorterC27533101155
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11234121658841311.291.414.484898.193.418.2930.5426.7258671
9,10Jamie QuirkDH-C2479824
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110051310000.304.345.443788.139.203.3542.6079.03584
0George Scott1B351461939
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20111232211112.267.321.370691.103.185.3332.67146.054160
1Jerry Terrell3B3240512
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2101100102.300.317.450767.150.200.2891.0040.01842
30U.L. WashingtonSS-2B252683268
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25107204401661.254.299.358657.104.190.2892.20134.096300
12John Wathan1B291992641
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282172401557.206.227.302529.095.136.2193.4399.560216
20Frank White2B2846773124
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482882554133711.266.299.403702.137.233.2782.1646.7188502
6Willie WilsonOF23588113185
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4983122892731341.315.344.420764.105.274.3623.2998.0247633
19Joe ZdebOF262334
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00102400001.174.240.304544.130.261.2112.00--725
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BBBABIP
40Steve Busby663.6422124050947145381064451001.446.800.966.134.310.70-1.109
1Jerry Terrell000.0010001010000000000.000.000.000.000.00--.000
34Paul Splittorff15174.243635110002402481371132577771051.359.300.942.892.891.00-2.186
21Eduardo Rodriguez414.862911013274794240934264031.539.611.094.143.160.76-2.000
29Dan Quisenberry323.15320002154042161457131001.229.451.121.582.921.86-2.056
33Marty Pattin524.60317101139410950481121414011.3810.441.052.013.931.95-1.885
42Bill Paschall016.43700050131811102530021.6411.571.293.211.930.60-3.200
23Steve Mingori335.743010081466936301017180111.8313.211.913.263.451.06-2.107
27Renie Martin035.142500011534322020114252011.318.230.263.606.431.79-1.192
22Dennis Leonard14124.0832321250023622611710733561268021.198.621.262.144.812.25-1.214
39Al Hrabosky943.7458000371165673127341397011.669.280.425.685.400.95-1.524
32Larry Gura13124.46393371102332261371162973855171.288.691.122.813.271.16-1.728
38Rich Gale9105.643431210018119713111419991035041.639.740.944.905.091.04-1.459
35Craig Eaton002.70500040108330340001.107.200.002.703.601.33-2.000
31Gary Christenson003.276000101010541240001.098.180.821.643.272.00-1.800
25Craig Chamberlain443.731010400069683129718302011.238.740.902.313.861.67-1.649
35George Throop0012.0040002027440510004.0021.000.0015.003.000.20--


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