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1980 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

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W-L Record: 97-65 .599
Rank: 1st in American League West
Run Differential: 809-694 + 115
Manager(s): Jim Frey
General Manager: Joe Burke
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Ballpark: Royals Stadium
Attendance: 2,288,714 5/26
Playoffs: Lost World Series (Phillies)
Top Draft Pick: Frank Wills (#16) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Jimmie Schaffer
First Base Coach: Jose Martinez
Pitching Coach: Bill Connors
Third Base Coach: Gordon MacKenzie

#1 Draft Picks

Ken Brett (#4), Darrell Porter (#4), Clint Hurdle (#9), Dave Chalk (#10), Jamie Quirk (#18)
American League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9765.599--
8379.51214.0
7784.47819.5
7685.47220.5
7090.43826.0
6595.40631.0
59103.36438.0
Full League 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 1980 Kansas City Royals season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    24Willie Aikens1B6-3220L-R251977CAL: 1975-1-2MLB--
    23German Barranca2B6-0160L-R231979UDFAMLB--
    3Steve BraunOF-3B5-10180L-R321971MIN: 1966-10-200MLB--
    5George Brett3B-1B6-0205L-R271973KCA: 1971-2-29MLB--
    25Ken BrettP5-11195L-L311967BOS: 1966-1-4MLB--
    40Steve BusbyP6-2205R-R301972KCA: 1971-2-39MLB--
    19Jose CardenalOF5-10150R-R361963UDFAMLB--
    17Manny Castillo3B5-9160B-R231980UDFAMLB--
    7Dave Chalk3B-SS5-10175R-R291973CAL: 1972-1-10MLB--
    28Craig ChamberlainP6-1190R-R231979KCA: 1978-1-2MLB--
    31Gary ChristensonP6-5200L-L271979DET: 1971-13-297MLB--
    53Onix ConcepcionSS-2B5-6180R-R221980UDFAMLB--
    4Bob DetherageOF6-0180R-R251980LAN: 1972-3-65MLB--
    35Rawly EastwickP6-3180R-R291974CIN: 1969-3-62MLB--
    38Rich GaleP6-7225R-R261978KCA: 1975-5-105MLB--
    32Larry GuraP6-1185B-L321970CHN: 1969-2-40MLB--
    10Clint HurdleOF6-3195L-R221977KCA: 1975-1-9MLB--
    50Mike JonesP6-6215L-L201980UDFAMLB--
    8Pete LaCock1B-OF6-3210L-L281972CHN: 1970-1-20MLB--
    22Dennis LeonardP6-1190R-R291974KCA: 1972-2-42MLB--
    27Renie MartinP6-4190R-R241979KCA: 1977-19-486MLB--
    11Hal McRaeOF5-11185R-R341968CIN: 1965-6-117MLB--
    18Rance Mulliniks3B-SS6-0175L-R241977CAL: 1974-3-58MLB--
    26Amos OtisOF5-11166R-R331967BOS: 1965-5-95MLB--
    33Marty PattinP5-11180R-R371968CAL: 1965-7-127MLB--
    52Ken Phelps1B6-1200L-L251980KCA: 1976-15-354MLB--
    15Darrell PorterC6-0193L-R281971MIL: 1970-1-4MLB--
    9Jamie QuirkC-3B6-4200L-R251975KCA: 1972-1-18MLB--
    29Dan QuisenberryP6-2185R-R271979UDFAMLB--
    34Paul SplittorffP6-3210L-L331970KCA: 1968-25-574MLB--
    1Jerry TerrellSS-3B6-0170R-R331973MIN: 1968-18-412MLB--
    2Rusty TorresOF5-10180B-R311971NYA: 1966-54-811MLB--
    21Jeff TwittyP6-2185L-L221980KCA: 1979-25-638MLB--
    30U.L. WashingtonSS5-11175B-R261977UDFAMLB--
    12John WathanC-1B6-2205R-R301976KCA: 1971-1-4MLB--
    20Frank White2B5-11175R-R291973UDFAMLB--
    6Willie WilsonOF6-3195B-R241976LAN: 1974-16-379MLB--


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