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1981 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

+ American League
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W-L Record: 50-53 .485
Rank: th in American League West
Run Differential: 397-405 -8
Manager(s): Jim Frey, Dick Howser
General Manager: Joe Burke (1981-10-14), John Schuerholz
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Ballpark: Royals Stadium
Attendance: 1,279,403 8/26
Playoffs: Lost in 1st Round (Athletics)
Top Draft Pick: Dave Leeper (#23) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

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

#1 Draft Picks

Ken Brett (#4), Clint Hurdle (#9), Dave Chalk (#10), Jamie Quirk (#18), Atlee Hammaker (#21)
American League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
6445.587--
5748.5435.0
5452.5098.5
5053.48511.0
5159.46413.5
4465.40420.0
4168.37623.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
24Willie Aikens1B263494593
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16
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017
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530062473120511.266.373.458831.192.370.2620.7620.5160416
5George Brett3B2834742109
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27
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7
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6
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43146272317047.314.360.484844.170.271.3200.8557.8168378
7Dave Chalk3B-2B3049211
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3
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005014200301.224.283.286569.061.122.2340.50--1456
45Danny GarciaOF271442
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0000000200000.143.143.143286.000.000.167----214
23Cesar GeronimoOF331181429
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02
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2
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1361111602223.246.305.331636.085.220.2651.4559.039133
15Jerry GroteC3856417
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3
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1
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9103210111.304.333.446779.143.214.2960.6756.02561
10Clint HurdleOF23761225
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3
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4
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1500131003002.329.427.553980.224.395.3390.7719.04289
17Tim Ireland1B280100000010000000.000.091.00091.000-999,999.900.000----00
14Lee May1B3855316
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3
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0080131400002.291.328.345673.055.091.3904.67--1958
11Hal McRaeDH3538938106
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23
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2
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7
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36343433233511.272.327.396723.123.208.2800.9755.6154431
4Darryl MotleyOF211251529
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4
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02
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81371510112.232.271.312583.080.120.2482.1462.539134
18Rance Mulliniks2B-SS2544610
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3
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005012700002.227.261.295556.068.091.2703.50--1346
26Amos OtisOF3437249100
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22
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3
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9
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57167315921397.269.318.417735.148.255.2911.9041.3155415
16,52Ken PhelpsDH262213
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010011300000.136.174.227401.091.136.33313.00--523
9Jamie QuirkC26100825
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00100261711005.250.292.320612.070.110.3012.83--32106
37Pat SheridanOF231000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
30U.L. WashingtonSS273394077
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291010414301316.227.310.307617.080.201.2541.05169.5104384
12John WathanC313012476
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19116192321539.252.294.312606.060.140.2681.21301.094328
20Frank White2B303643591
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38421950004310.250.285.376661.126.184.2662.6340.4137390
6Willie WilsonOF2543954133
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32348184243315.303.330.364694.062.162.3322.33439.0160461
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BBBABIP
37Juan Berenguer048.5583004019222119416201001.909.901.807.209.001.25--
34Paul Splittorff554.36211510109911148481223480211.3510.091.092.094.362.09-1.650
31Jeff Schattinger000.0010000032000110021.006.000.003.003.001.00-2.000
29Dan Quisenberry141.7440000351862591612115200011.198.560.152.182.901.33-2.762
28Bill Paschall004.5020002022110011001.009.000.000.004.50---2.000
27Renie Martin452.762900013461552519229252001.357.980.294.213.630.86-1.963
22Dennis Leonard13112.9926269200201202796715411075131.209.000.671.834.772.61-1.533
40Mike Jones633.201211000075743027728291021.348.760.833.323.431.04-1.861
33Atlee Hammaker135.54106002039442424212110101.4410.150.462.772.540.92-3.231
32Larry Gura1182.7223231220017213961521135613041.017.270.581.833.191.74-1.778
38Rich Gale665.381915202010110763611438470021.429.441.243.354.151.24-1.525
25Ken Brett114.22220001323235161521470011.539.840.563.941.970.50-3.667
35Jim Wright233.46174007052572120521270021.509.870.873.634.671.29-1.625


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