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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

TEAM INFORMATION
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKCA PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1979-04-05vs TOR1W  11-21-0137,754 Dennis LeonardTom UnderwoodDennis LeonardTom UnderwoodSteve Mingori1129
1979-04-07vs TOR2W  7-42-0121,850 Larry GuraJim ClancyLarry GuraJim ClancyAl Hrabosky18612
1979-04-08vs TOR3W  8-33-0123,477 Paul SplittorffMark LemongelloPaul SplittorffMark Lemongello 26917
1979-04-09vs DET4L  3-73-1318,429 Rich GaleMilt WilcoxMilt WilcoxRich GaleJohn Hiller291613
1979-04-11vs DET5W  10-34-1214,833 Larry GuraJack BillinghamEduardo RodriguezBruce Taylor 391920
1979-04-13@ TOR6L  1-44-2340,035Paul SplittorffJim ClancyJim ClancyPaul Splittorff 402317
1979-04-14@ TOR7L  6-84-3411,683Dennis LeonardMark LemongelloDave FreislebenDennis Leonard 463115
1979-04-15@ TOR8W  12-105-3412,287Rich GalePhil HuffmanEduardo RodriguezTom MurphyAl Hrabosky584117
1979-04-16@ DET9L  4-105-449,457Larry GuraJack BillinghamJack BillinghamLarry GuraSteve Baker625111
1979-04-17@ DET10L  3-65-5415,275Paul SplittorffDave RozemaJohn HillerPaul Splittorff 65578
1979-04-20@ BOS11L  2-95-6520,925Dennis LeonardDennis EckersleyAndy HasslerDennis Leonard 67661
1979-04-21@ BOS12L  4-105-7534,332Larry GuraBob StanleyBob StanleyLarry GuraTom Burgmeier7176-5
1979-04-22@ BOS13L  0-65-8532,089Rich GaleMike TorrezMike TorrezRich Gale 7182-11
1979-04-23vs CHA14W  4-36-8517,864 Paul SplittorffRich WorthamPaul SplittorffRich WorthamAl Hrabosky7585-10
1979-04-24vs CHA15W  5-07-8416,335 Dennis LeonardLerrin LaGrowDennis LeonardLerrin LaGrow 8085-5
1979-04-25vs CHA16W  7-68-8413,957 Larry GuraKen KravecAl HraboskyMike Proly 8791-4
1979-04-26vs CLE17W  5-49-8415,122 Rich GaleMike PaxtonAl HraboskyDan Spillner 9295-3
1979-04-27vs CLE18W  15-710-8417,411 Paul SplittorffWayne GarlandPaul SplittorffWayne GarlandEduardo Rodriguez1071025
1979-04-28vs CLE19W  7-211-8427,167 Dennis LeonardRick WaitsDennis LeonardRick Waits 11410410
1979-04-29vs CLE20L  4-511-9426,184 Larry GuraRick WiseRick WiseLarry GuraSid Monge1181099
1979-04-30vs TEX21L  7-811-10423,634 Rich GaleFergie JenkinsJim KernSteve BusbySparky Lyle1251178
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKCA PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1979-05-01vs TEX22W  9-312-10420,767 Paul SplittorffJon MatlackPaul SplittorffJon MatlackMarty Pattin13412014
1979-05-02vs TEX23L  2-312-11420,155 Dennis LeonardSteve ComerSteve ComerDennis LeonardSparky Lyle13612313
1979-05-04@ CLE24W  5-413-1144,056Larry GuraRick WaitsAl HraboskySid Monge 14112714
1979-05-05@ CLE25W  3-214-1149,529Rich GaleRick WiseRich GaleRick WiseAl Hrabosky14412915
1979-05-06@ CLE26L  4-514-12416,352Steve BusbyMike PaxtonMike PaxtonAl Hrabosky 14813414
1979-05-07@ TEX27W  10-615-12314,242Dennis LeonardSteve ComerEduardo RodriguezDoc MedichMarty Pattin15814018
1979-05-08@ TEX28L  7-815-13414,400Larry GuraEd FarmerJim KernLarry Gura 16514817
1979-05-09@ TEX29W  4-316-13318,324Rich GaleFergie JenkinsRich GaleFergie JenkinsRenie Martin16915118
1979-05-10@ CHA30L  2-516-14413,801Paul SplittorffFrancisco BarriosSteve TroutPaul Splittorff 17115615
1979-05-11@ CHA31L  3-516-15420,973Steve BusbyKen KravecKen KravecSteve BusbyRandy Scarbery17416113
1979-05-12@ CHA32W  5-417-15415,470Marty PattinRich HintonMarty PattinRich HintonRenie Martin17916514
1979-05-13@ CHA33W  14-518-15420,100Eduardo RodriguezRich WorthamEduardo RodriguezRich Wortham 19317023
1979-05-14@ SEA34W  1-019-1535,113Rich GaleFloyd BannisterRich GaleFloyd Bannister 19417024
1979-05-15@ SEA35W  7-420-1640Paul SplittorffGlenn AbbottPaul SplittorffGlenn AbbottRenie Martin20117427
1979-05-15@ SEA36L  2-620-1646,356Larry GuraMike ParrottByron McLaughlinLarry Gura 20318023
1979-05-16@ SEA37W  4-321-1644,819Steve BusbyOdell JonesSteve BusbyOdell Jones 20718324
1979-05-17vs MIN38L  6-721-17421,437 Dennis LeonardJerry KoosmanJerry KoosmanDennis LeonardMike Marshall21319023
1979-05-18vs MIN39L  6-1021-18421,475 Marty PattinDave GoltzMike MarshallRenie Martin 21920019
1979-05-20vs MIN40W  5-122-18439,661 Paul SplittorffRoger EricksonPaul SplittorffRoger Erickson 22420123
1979-05-21vs SEA41L  7-1222-19422,940 Rich GaleGlenn AbbottGlenn AbbottRich GaleShane Rawley23121318
1979-05-22vs SEA42L  11-1222-20418,967 Steve BusbyOdell JonesShane RawleyAl Hrabosky 24222517
1979-05-24vs SEA43W  5-423-20419,428 Dennis LeonardFloyd BannisterDennis LeonardOdell Jones 24722918
1979-05-25@ MIN44W  4-324-2049,606Paul SplittorffRoger EricksonPaul SplittorffMike MarshallAl Hrabosky25123219
1979-05-26@ MIN45W  7-425-2049,023Rich GalePaul HartzellRich GalePaul HartzellAl Hrabosky25823622
1979-05-27@ MIN46W  2-126-20435,148Steve BusbyJerry KoosmanSteve BusbyJerry Koosman 26023723
1979-05-28vs BAL47W  5-427-20434,677 Marty PattinDennis MartinezLarry GuraSammy Stewart 26524124
1979-05-29vs BAL48L  1-827-21422,731 Paul SplittorffJim PalmerJim PalmerPaul Splittorff 26624917
1979-05-30vs BAL49W  2-128-21420,838 Rich GaleMike FlanaganRich GaleMike FlanaganAl Hrabosky26825018
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKCA PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1979-06-01vs MIL50L  4-528-22432,469 Larry GuraLary SorensenLary SorensenRenie MartinJerry Augustine27225517
1979-06-02vs MIL51W  4-329-22432,795 Paul SplittorffBill TraversPaul SplittorffReggie Cleveland 27625818
1979-06-03vs MIL52W  6-130-22337,942 Marty PattinMoose HaasMarty PattinMoose Haas 28225923
1979-06-04@ NYA53L  3-830-23330,164Rich GaleTommy JohnTommy JohnRich Gale 28526718
1979-06-05@ NYA54W  3-131-23224,968Larry GuraLuis TiantLarry GuraLuis Tiant 28826820
1979-06-06@ BAL55L  0-331-24214,314Paul SplittorffDennis MartinezDennis MartinezPaul Splittorff 28827117
1979-06-07@ BAL56L  1-331-25413,724Steve BusbySammy StewartSammy StewartRenie Martin 28927415
1979-06-08vs NYA57L  10-1131-26435,589 Rich GaleEd FigueroaKen ClayEduardo Rodriguez 29928514
1979-06-09vs NYA58W  9-832-26238,025 Larry GuraTommy JohnMarty PattinKen Clay 30829315
1979-06-10vs NYA59L  4-1032-27241,095 Steve MingoriLuis TiantLuis TiantSteve Mingori 3123039
1979-06-11vs BOS60L  0-432-28439,758 Steve BusbyBob StanleyBob StanleySteve Busby 3123075
1979-06-12vs BOS61W  7-633-28326,943 Rich GaleChuck RaineyAl HraboskyDick Drago 3193136
1979-06-13vs BOS62L  3-1133-29427,940 Larry GuraSteve RenkoSteve RenkoLarry Gura 322324-2
1979-06-15@ MIL63W  14-1134-29232,812Paul SplittorffMike CaldwellSteve MingoriReggie ClevelandMarty Pattin3363351
1979-06-16@ MIL64L  2-334-30343,784Steve BusbyJim SlatonJim SlatonSteve Busby 3383380
1979-06-17@ MIL65L  3-534-31428,100Rich GaleLary SorensenLary SorensenRich Gale 341343-2
1979-06-18@ OAK66W  3-235-3126,864Larry GuraMike NorrisLarry GuraMike NorrisAl Hrabosky344345-1
1979-06-19@ OAK67L  5-635-3231,485Dennis LeonardMatt KeoughDave HeaverloAl Hrabosky 349351-2
1979-06-20@ OAK68W  9-236-3221,503Paul SplittorffDave HamiltonPaul SplittorffDave Hamilton 3583535
1979-06-21@ OAK69L  7-1036-3332,132Steve BusbySteve McCattySteve McCattySteve BusbyDave Heaverlo3653632
1979-06-22@ CAL70W  9-537-33230,737Rich GaleNolan RyanRich GaleNolan Ryan 3743686
1979-06-23@ CAL71W  13-438-33241,002Larry GuraJim BarrLarry GuraJim BarrEduardo Rodriguez38737215
1979-06-24@ CAL72W  5-239-33232,210Dennis LeonardDave FrostDennis LeonardDave Frost 39237418
1979-06-26vs OAK73W  7-640-33224,550 Paul SplittorffSteve McCattyAl HraboskyJim Todd 39938019
1979-06-27vs OAK74W  10-341-33131,101 Steve BusbyMike MorganSteve BusbyMike Morgan 40938326
1979-06-28vs OAK75W  7-642-33122,307 Larry GuraBrian KingmanAl HraboskyDave Heaverlo 41638927
1979-06-29vs CAL76L  5-642-34236,705 Dennis LeonardDave FrostMark ClearMarty PattinDave LaRoche42139526
1979-06-30vs CAL77L  5-842-35341,451 Rich GaleDon AaseDon AaseRich GaleDave LaRoche42640323
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKCA PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1979-07-01vs CAL78L  2-1442-36432,636 Paul SplittorffNolan RyanNolan RyanPaul Splittorff 42841711
1979-07-03@ BOS79L  0-1042-37434,814Steve BusbySteve RenkoSteve RenkoSteve Busby 4284271
1979-07-04@ BOS80L  4-642-38427,870Dennis LeonardMike TorrezMike TorrezAl Hrabosky 432433-1
1979-07-05@ BOS81L  4-542-39434,795Rich GaleChuck RaineyBob StanleyBill Paschall 436438-2
1979-07-06vs CHA82L  1-442-40422,509 Paul SplittorffSteve TroutSteve TroutPaul Splittorff 437442-5
1979-07-07vs CHA83W  4-343-40431,760 Larry GuraKen KravecSteve BusbyGuy Hoffman 441445-4
1979-07-08vs CHA84L  2-443-41424,501 Marty PattinFrancisco BarriosFrancisco BarriosMarty PattinRandy Scarbery443449-6
1979-07-09@ CLE85L  2-843-4249,148Dennis LeonardDavid ClydeDavid ClydeDennis Leonard 445457-12
1979-07-10@ CLE86L  4-743-43410,533Rich GaleEric WilkinsDan SpillnerRich GaleVictor Cruz449464-15
1979-07-11@ CLE87L  8-943-44411,587Paul SplittorffMike PaxtonMike PaxtonPaul SplittorffVictor Cruz457473-16
1979-07-12vs TEX88L  2-643-45427,834 Larry GuraDoc MedichDoc MedichLarry Gura 459479-20
1979-07-13vs TEX89L  4-943-46430,139 Dennis LeonardSteve ComerSteve ComerDennis LeonardSparky Lyle463488-25
1979-07-14vs TEX90L  3-743-47439,282 Rich GaleFergie JenkinsFergie JenkinsRich GaleJim Kern466495-29
1979-07-15vs TEX91W  4-344-47428,904 Paul SplittorffJohn Henry JohnsonPaul SplittorffJohn Henry Johnson 470498-28
1979-07-19vs CLE92L  1-244-48424,046 Dennis LeonardRick WiseRick WiseDennis LeonardSid Monge471500-29
1979-07-20vs CLE93W  9-145-48438,461 Rich GaleRick WaitsRich GaleRick Waits 480501-21
1979-07-21@ TEX94L  1-445-49436,258Paul SplittorffDoc MedichDoc MedichPaul SplittorffJim Kern481505-24
1979-07-22@ TEX95W  7-646-49429,863Larry GuraSteve ComerDan QuisenberrySparky Lyle 488511-23
1979-07-23@ TEX96W  5-447-49424,141Dennis LeonardFergie JenkinsDennis LeonardFergie JenkinsDan Quisenberry493515-22
1979-07-24@ CHA97W  11-648-49411,393Rich GaleKen KravecSteve MingoriGuy Hoffman 504521-17
1979-07-25@ CHA98L  2-648-50411,176Paul SplittorffRich WorthamRich WorthamPaul Splittorff 506527-21
1979-07-26@ CHA99W  6-149-50422,893Larry GuraRoss BaumgartenLarry GuraRoss Baumgarten 512528-16
1979-07-27vs BAL100L  0-849-51433,629 Dennis LeonardMike FlanaganMike FlanaganDennis Leonard 512536-24
1979-07-28vs BAL101W  6-350-51440,448 Rich GaleDennis MartinezRich GaleDennis Martinez 518539-21
1979-07-29vs BAL102L  4-650-52430,193 Paul SplittorffScott McGregorScott McGregorPaul SplittorffDave Ford522545-23
1979-07-30vs TOR103W  9-051-52431,572 Larry GuraDave StiebLarry GuraDave Stieb 531545-14
1979-07-31vs TOR104W  6-552-52422,156 Dennis LeonardTom UnderwoodMarty PattinJesse JeffersonAl Hrabosky537550-13
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKCA PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1979-08-01vs TOR105W  4-353-52424,077 Rich GalePhil HuffmanRich GalePhil HuffmanAl Hrabosky541553-12
1979-08-03@ DET106W  5-354-5340Steve BusbyPat UnderwoodSteve BusbyPat UnderwoodAl Hrabosky546556-10
1979-08-03@ DET107L  3-454-53443,047Paul SplittorffBruce RobbinsAurelio LopezSteve Mingori 549560-11
1979-08-04@ DET108L  2-554-54439,402Larry GuraMike ChrisMike ChrisLarry GuraJohn Hiller551565-14
1979-08-05@ DET109W  3-255-54428,703Dennis LeonardDan PetryDennis LeonardDan PetryDan Quisenberry554567-13
1979-08-06@ TOR110W  16-1256-54415,108Rich GaleDave StiebSteve MingoriDave Stieb 570579-9
1979-08-07@ TOR111L  2-356-55423,779Paul SplittorffTom UnderwoodTom UnderwoodPaul Splittorff 572582-10
1979-08-09@ TOR112W  10-357-55420,102Larry GuraPhil HuffmanLarry GuraPhil Huffman 582585-3
1979-08-10vs DET113W  7-659-5530 Rich GaleDan PetryDan QuisenberryAurelio Lopez 589591-2
1979-08-10vs DET114W  7-359-55337,012 Dennis LeonardPat UnderwoodDennis LeonardPat UnderwoodDan Quisenberry5965942
1979-08-11vs DET115W  11-560-55340,255 Paul SplittorffJack BillinghamPaul SplittorffJack Billingham 6075998
1979-08-12vs DET116W  7-161-55332,671 Craig ChamberlainMilt WilcoxCraig ChamberlainMilt Wilcox 61460014
1979-08-13@ MIL117L  4-561-56312,578Larry GuraJim SlatonJim SlatonDan Quisenberry 61860513
1979-08-14@ MIL118L  2-561-57321,657Dennis LeonardMike CaldwellMike CaldwellDennis LeonardBill Castro62061010
1979-08-15@ MIL119L  5-661-58317,175Rich GaleBill TraversJerry AugustineDan Quisenberry 6256169
1979-08-16@ BAL120W  4-262-58318,932Paul SplittorffDennis MartinezPaul SplittorffDennis Martinez 62961811
1979-08-17@ BAL121W  7-163-58329,348Craig ChamberlainJim PalmerCraig ChamberlainJim Palmer 63661917
1979-08-18@ BAL122L  2-963-59337,645Larry GuraScott McGregorScott McGregorLarry GuraDave Ford63862810
1979-08-19@ BAL123W  11-764-59332,058Dennis LeonardSteve StoneSteve BusbyDon Stanhouse 64963514
1979-08-20vs NYA124L  4-1764-60341,305 Rich GaleLuis TiantLuis TiantRich GaleDon Hood6536521
1979-08-21vs NYA125L  2-664-61338,514 Paul SplittorffTommy JohnRich GossagePaul Splittorff 655658-3
1979-08-22vs NYA126W  3-165-61334,400 Larry GuraJim BeattieLarry GuraJim Beattie 658659-1
1979-08-24vs BOS127W  4-266-61339,782 Craig ChamberlainDennis EckersleyCraig ChamberlainDennis Eckersley 6626611
1979-08-25vs BOS128W  1-067-61337,851 Dennis LeonardMike TorrezDennis LeonardMike Torrez 6636612
1979-08-26vs BOS129W  6-368-61334,915 Paul SplittorffSteve RenkoPaul SplittorffSteve Renko 6696645
1979-08-27vs MIL130W  10-969-61230,758 Rich GaleLary SorensenAl HraboskyBob Galasso 6796736
1979-08-28vs MIL131L  6-1169-62326,278 Craig ChamberlainMoose HaasMoose HaasCraig Chamberlain 6856841
1979-08-29vs MIL132W  18-870-62222,761 Dennis LeonardJim SlatonDennis LeonardJim Slaton 70369211
1979-08-30@ NYA133W  8-371-62130,717Larry GuraLuis TiantLarry GuraLuis Tiant 71169516
1979-08-31@ NYA134L  3-771-63235,229Paul SplittorffTommy JohnTommy JohnPaul Splittorff 71470212
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKCA PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1979-09-01@ NYA135W  9-872-63230,130Rich GaleKen ClayAl HraboskyJim KaatRenie Martin72371013
1979-09-02@ NYA136L  5-672-64234,008Craig ChamberlainCatfish HunterRich GossageSteve Mingori 72871612
1979-09-03@ MIN137W  1-073-64219,643Dennis LeonardGeoff ZahnDennis LeonardGeoff Zahn 72971613
1979-09-04@ MIN138L  1-573-65210,610Larry GuraJerry KoosmanJerry KoosmanLarry Gura 7307219
1979-09-05@ MIN139L  3-873-66211,647Paul SplittorffDave GoltzDave GoltzPaul Splittorff 7337294
1979-09-07@ SEA140W  6-274-6626,843Craig ChamberlainRick HoneycuttCraig ChamberlainRick Honeycutt 7397318
1979-09-08@ SEA141L  2-474-67212,340Dennis LeonardFloyd BannisterFloyd BannisterDennis Leonard 7417356
1979-09-09@ SEA142W  3-175-6727,236Larry GuraMike ParrottLarry GuraMike Parrott 7447368
1979-09-10vs MIN143W  6-576-6820 Marty PattinRoger EricksonDan QuisenberryMike Marshall 7507419
1979-09-10vs MIN144L  2-576-68231,337 Paul SplittorffDave GoltzDave GoltzPaul Splittorff 7527466
1979-09-11vs MIN145L  1-376-69221,253 Craig ChamberlainGeoff ZahnGeoff ZahnCraig ChamberlainMike Marshall7537494
1979-09-12vs MIN146W  4-077-69220,524 Dennis LeonardJerry KoosmanDennis LeonardJerry Koosman 7577498
1979-09-14vs SEA147L  5-777-70224,240 Larry GuraFloyd BannisterFloyd BannisterLarry GuraByron McLaughlin7627566
1979-09-15vs SEA148W  5-478-70230,514 Craig ChamberlainMike ParrottAl HraboskyByron McLaughlin 7677607
1979-09-16vs SEA149L  3-678-71227,828 Paul SplittorffRob DresslerRob DresslerPaul Splittorff 7707664
1979-09-17vs CAL150W  16-479-71238,327 Dennis LeonardChris KnappDennis LeonardChris Knapp 78677016
1979-09-18vs CAL151L  4-679-72229,733 Rich GaleDave FrostDave FrostRich GaleJohn Montague79077614
1979-09-19vs CAL152W  6-480-72231,412 Larry GuraNolan RyanLarry GuraNolan RyanDan Quisenberry79678016
1979-09-20vs CAL153L  6-1180-73232,659 Craig ChamberlainJim BarrJim BarrCraig ChamberlainDon Aase80279111
1979-09-21@ OAK154W  13-481-7322,340Paul SplittorffRick LangfordPaul SplittorffRick Langford 81579520
1979-09-22@ OAK155L  0-281-7422,111Dennis LeonardMatt KeoughMatt KeoughDennis Leonard 81579718
1979-09-23@ OAK156W  4-282-7422,583Marty PattinSteve McCattyMarty PattinSteve McCattyDan Quisenberry81979920
1979-09-24@ CAL157L  3-482-75240,423Larry GuraNolan RyanNolan RyanLarry Gura 82280319
1979-09-25@ CAL158L  1-482-76240,631Craig ChamberlainFrank TananaFrank TananaCraig Chamberlain 82380716
1979-09-26@ CAL159W  4-083-76240,565Dennis LeonardDave LaRocheDennis LeonardDave LaRoche 82780720
1979-09-28vs OAK160W  13-184-76220,908 Larry GuraSteve McCattyLarry GuraSteve McCatty 84080832
1979-09-29vs OAK161W  6-285-76224,856 Paul SplittorffMike MorganPaul SplittorffMike MorganRenie Martin84681036
1979-09-30vs OAK162L  5-685-77223,842 Dennis LeonardCraig MinettoBrian KingmanDennis Leonard 85181635


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