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1979 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

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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
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1979 Kansas City Royals season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    23German Barranca2B6-0160L-R221979Not draftedMLB--
    3Steve BraunOF-3B5-10180L-R311971MIN: 1966-10-200MLB--
    5George Brett3B-1B6-0205L-R261973KCA: 1971-2-29MLB--
    40Steve BusbyP6-2205R-R291972KCA: 1971-2-39MLB--
    25Craig ChamberlainP6-1190R-R221979KCA: 1978-1-2MLB--
    31Gary ChristensonP6-5200L-L261979DET: 1971-13-306MLB--
    18Al CowensOF6-2200R-R271974KCA: 1969-75-1028MLB--
    7Todd CruzSS-3B6-0175R-R231978PHI: 1973-2-26MLB--
    35Craig EatonP5-11175R-R241979KCA: 1974-6-138MLB--
    38Rich GaleP6-7225R-R251978KCA: 1975-5-105MLB--
    13Jim GaudetC6-0185R-R241978KCA: 1976-6-138MLB--
    32Larry GuraP6-1185B-L311970CHN: 1969-2-40MLB--
    39Al HraboskyP5-11185R-L291970SLN: 1969-1-19MLB--
    9,10Clint HurdleOF6-3195L-R211977KCA: 1975-1-9MLB--
    8Pete LaCock1B-OF6-3210L-L271972CHN: 1970-1-20MLB--
    22Dennis LeonardP6-1190R-R281974KCA: 1972-2-42MLB--
    27Renie MartinP6-4190R-R231979KCA: 1977-19-486MLB--
    11Hal McRaeOF5-11185R-R331968CIN: 1965-6-117MLB--
    23Steve MingoriP5-10170L-L351970Not draftedMLB--
    28Jim NettlesOF6-0186L-L321970MIN: 1968-4-76MLB--
    26Amos OtisOF5-11166R-R321967BOS: 1965-5-95MLB--
    42Bill PaschallP6-0175R-R251978KCA: 1976-3-53MLB--
    2Freddie PatekSS5-5148R-R341968PIT: 1965-22-421MLB--
    33Marty PattinP5-11180R-R361968CAL: 1965-7-127MLB--
    25Tom PoquetteOF5-10175L-R271973KCA: 1970-4-81MLB--
    15Darrell PorterC6-0193L-R271971MIL: 1970-1-4MLB--
    9,10Jamie QuirkC-3B6-4200L-R241975KCA: 1972-1-18MLB--
    29Dan QuisenberryP6-2185R-R261979UDFAMLB--
    21Eduardo RodriguezP6-0185R-R271973Not draftedMLB--
    0George Scott1B6-2215R-R351966Not draftedMLB--
    34Paul SplittorffP6-3210L-L321970KCA: 1968-25-575MLB--
    1Jerry TerrellSS-3B6-0170R-R321973MIN: 1968-18-412MLB--
    35George ThroopP6-7205R-R281975KCA: 1972-16-378MLB--
    30U.L. WashingtonSS5-11175B-R251977Not draftedMLB--
    12John WathanC-1B6-2205R-R291976KCA: 1971-1-4MLB--
    20Frank White2B5-11175R-R281973Not draftedMLB--
    6Willie WilsonOF6-3195B-R231976LAN: 1974-16-381MLB--
    19Joe ZdebOF5-11185R-R261977KCA: 1971-4-78MLB--

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