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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
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
5George Brett3B26645119212
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10717105136014148.329.376.563939.234.324.3200.7128.0363701
6Willie WilsonOF23588113185
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13
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6
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4983122892731341.315.351.420771.105.274.3623.2998.0247640
26Amos OtisOF32577100170
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903056892387512.295.369.444813.149.310.3221.3532.1256660
15Darrell PorterC27533101155
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10
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11234121658841311.291.421.484905.193.418.2930.5426.7258679
18Al CowensOF2751669152
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7
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9
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731084044342712.295.345.409754.114.196.3041.1057.3211568
20Frank White2B2846773124
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482882554133711.266.300.403703.137.233.2782.1646.7188503
8Pete LaCock1B2740854113
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56213726171616.277.334.380714.103.196.2860.70136.0155453
11Hal McRaeDH3339355113
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7454384640176.288.351.466817.178.277.2991.2139.3183443
2Freddie PatekSS343063077
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3711121642301036.252.293.317610.065.114.2862.63306.097338
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
9,10Clint HurdleOF211711641
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3001282414044.240.343.386729.146.304.2570.8657.066204
0George Scott1B351461939
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20111232211112.267.329.370699.103.185.3332.67146.054162
7Todd CruzSS23118924
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150131910132.203.224.314538.110.127.2206.3359.037126
3Steve BraunOF-DH311161531
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1000221102102.267.384.388772.121.310.2670.5029.045139
9,10Jamie QuirkDH-C2479824
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110051310000.304.353.443796.139.203.3542.6079.03585
1Jerry Terrell3B3240512
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2101100102.300.317.450767.150.200.2891.0040.01842
25Tom PoquetteOF272615
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0003001400010.192.214.192406.000.038.2174.00--528
28Jim NettlesOF322302
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0001003200000.087.192.087279.000.130.0950.67--226
19Joe ZdebOF262334
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00102400001.174.240.304544.130.261.2112.00--725
13Jim GaudetC24601
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0000000000000.167.167.167334.000.000.167----16
23German BarrancaDH-3B22533
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000310000000.600.600.8001400.200.600.600----45
Batting Totals176256538511596286791167912077652867535565776114.282.339.422761.140.257.3001.2848.723886314
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
34Paul Splittorff3215174.243635110002402481371132577771051.359.300.942.892.891.00
22Dennis Leonard2814124.0832321250023622611710733561268021.198.621.262.144.812.25
32Larry Gura3113124.46393371102332261371162973855171.288.691.122.813.271.16
38Rich Gale259105.643431210018119713111419991035041.639.740.944.905.091.04
40Steve Busby29663.6422124050947145381064451001.446.800.966.134.310.70
33Marty Pattin36524.60317101139410950481121414011.3810.441.052.013.931.95
21Eduardo Rodriguez27414.862911013274794240934264031.539.611.094.143.160.76
25Craig Chamberlain22443.731010400069683129718302011.238.740.902.313.861.67
39Al Hrabosky29943.7458000371165673127341397011.669.280.425.685.400.95
23Steve Mingori35335.743010081466936301017180111.8313.211.913.263.451.06
29Dan Quisenberry26323.15320002154042161457131001.239.451.131.582.931.86
27Renie Martin23035.142500011534322020114252011.318.230.263.606.431.79
42Bill Paschall25016.43700050131811102530021.6411.571.293.211.930.60
31Gary Christenson26003.276000101010541240001.098.180.821.643.272.00
35Craig Eaton24002.70500040108330340001.107.200.002.703.601.33
35George Throop280012.0040002027440510004.0021.000.0015.003.000.20
1Jerry Terrell32000.0010001010000000000.000.000.000.000.00--
Pitching Totals85774.464011624271202714481477816717165536640402281.399.181.033.333.981.19


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