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1981 KANSAS CITY ROYALS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  
Team Record:  50-53   .485
Result:   th in American League - West Division
Manager(s):  Jim Frey, Dick Howser
General Manager:   Joe Burke
Stadium:  Royals Stadium
Attendance:  1,279,403
Playoffs:  Lost in 1st Round (Athletics)

Kansas City Royals affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Jerry Grote (38)
Youngest Player:  Darryl Motley (21)
Longest Tenure:  Paul Splittorff, Amos Otis (12)
Top Hitter:  Willie Wilson (13)
Top Pitcher:  Dennis Leonard (1)
Top Draft Pick:  Dave Leeper (#23)

Roster Continuity:  78.37%
American League Standings
WestWLPctGB
Oakland6445.587--
Texas5748.5435.0
Chi White Sox5452.5098.5
KC Royals5053.48511.0
California5159.46413.5
Seattle4465.40420.0
Minnesota4168.37623.0

TEAM INFORMATION
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKCA PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1981-04-10@ BAL1L  3-50-1550,317Larry GuraSteve StoneSteve StoneLarry GuraSammy Stewart35-2
1981-04-12@ BAL2W  4-21-1418,624Dennis LeonardMike FlanaganDennis LeonardMike FlanaganDan Quisenberry770
1981-04-14vs DET3L  5-61-2440,700 Paul SplittorffJack MorrisAurelio LopezDan Quisenberry 1213-1
1981-04-15vs DET4L  0-41-3621,439 Larry GuraDave RozemaDave RozemaLarry Gura 1217-5
1981-04-17vs BAL5L  2-31-4630,367 Dennis LeonardSteve StoneTippy MartinezDennis Leonard 1420-6
1981-04-19vs BAL6W  3-22-4522,037 Rich GaleMike FlanaganRich GaleMike FlanaganRenie Martin1722-5
1981-04-20vs CLE7L  2-42-5521,658 Paul SplittorffJohn DennyJohn DennyPaul SplittorffDan Spillner1926-7
1981-04-21vs CLE8L  1-42-6619,165 Larry GuraRick WaitsRick WaitsJuan Berenguer 2030-10
1981-04-22vs CLE9L  0-42-7619,776 Dennis LeonardLen BarkerLen BarkerDennis Leonard 2034-14
1981-04-24@ MIL10L  1-62-8712,397Rich GaleJim SlatonJim SlatonRich Gale 2140-19
1981-04-25@ MIL11W  4-23-8518,858Larry GuraPete VuckovichLarry GuraPete Vuckovich 2542-17
1981-04-26@ MIL12L  1-113-9624,398Dennis LeonardRandy LerchRandy LerchDennis Leonard 2653-27
1981-04-30@ TEX13L  0-73-10719,352Rich GaleRick HoneycuttRick HoneycuttRich Gale 2660-34
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKCA PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1981-05-01@ TEX14W  4-04-10626,520Larry GuraSteve ComerLarry GuraSteve Comer 3060-30
1981-05-02@ TEX15W  7-25-10630,628Dennis LeonardDoc MedichDennis LeonardDoc Medich 3762-25
1981-05-03@ TEX16L  8-95-11612,974Paul SplittorffFergie JenkinsJohn Henry JohnsonJuan Berenguer 4571-26
1981-05-04vs BOS17L  7-85-12625,688 Rich GaleJohn TudorTom BurgmeierDan QuisenberryMark Clear5279-27
1981-05-05vs BOS18W  2-16-12621,708 Larry GuraFrank TananaLarry GuraFrank Tanana 5480-26
1981-05-06vs BOS19L  1-36-13621,400 Dennis LeonardDennis EckersleyDennis EckersleyDennis Leonard 5583-28
1981-05-08@ CHA20L  5-96-14742,312Paul SplittorffFrancisco BarriosDennis LampPaul SplittorffLaMarr Hoyt6092-32
1981-05-09@ CHA21L  0-36-15723,706Rich GaleRichard DotsonRichard DotsonRich Gale 6095-35
1981-05-11vs TEX22L  1-96-16728,876 Larry GuraRick HoneycuttRick HoneycuttLarry Gura 61104-43
1981-05-12vs TEX23W  3-27-16719,155 Dennis LeonardJon MatlackDennis LeonardJon Matlack 64106-42
1981-05-14vs TEX24L  2-37-17725,892 Paul SplittorffDoc MedichDoc MedichPaul SplittorffSteve Comer66109-43
1981-05-15@ BOS25L  3-47-18722,943Rich GaleSteve CrawfordMark ClearRenie Martin 69113-44
1981-05-16@ BOS26W  7-68-18626,107Larry GuraDennis EckersleyLarry GuraDennis EckersleyDan Quisenberry76119-43
1981-05-17@ BOS27W  5-49-18626,723Dennis LeonardJohn TudorDennis LeonardTom BurgmeierDan Quisenberry81123-42
1981-05-18@ NYA28L  1-29-19621,853Paul SplittorffTommy JohnTommy JohnPaul SplittorffRich Gossage82125-43
1981-05-19@ NYA29L  5-69-20623,128Rich GaleRudy MayDoug BirdRenie MartinRon Davis87131-44
1981-05-20@ NYA30L  4-59-21727,912Larry GuraGene NelsonBill CastroDan Quisenberry 91136-45
1981-05-22vs MIN31L  0-79-22734,052 Dennis LeonardJerry KoosmanJerry KoosmanDennis Leonard 91143-52
1981-05-23vs MIN32W  1-010-22727,580 Paul SplittorffRoger EricksonRenie MartinDon Cooper 92143-51
1981-05-24vs MIN33W  6-411-22537,207 Rich GaleFernando ArroyoRich GaleJack O'Connor 98147-49
1981-05-25@ SEA34L  1-711-2470Larry GuraBrian AllardBrian AllardLarry Gura 99154-55
1981-05-25@ SEA35L  2-511-24711,453Juan BerenguerJerry GleatonJerry GleatonJuan BerenguerShane Rawley101159-58
1981-05-26@ SEA36W  5-412-2465,265Dennis LeonardGlenn AbbottDennis LeonardShane RawleyDan Quisenberry106163-57
1981-05-27@ SEA37W  8-513-2456,331Paul SplittorffFloyd BannisterPaul SplittorffFloyd BannisterDan Quisenberry114168-54
1981-05-29@ MIN38W  3-114-2456,734Rich GaleFernando ArroyoRich GaleFernando ArroyoDan Quisenberry117169-52
1981-05-30@ MIN39W  6-515-2458,673Larry GuraAlbert WilliamsJim WrightDoug CorbettDan Quisenberry123174-51
1981-05-31@ MIN40L  4-515-2556,718Dennis LeonardPete RedfernJack O'ConnorDennis Leonard 127179-52
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKCA PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1981-06-01vs SEA41W  3-216-25528,419 Paul SplittorffGlenn AbbottPaul SplittorffLarry AndersenDan Quisenberry130181-51
1981-06-02vs SEA42L  3-416-26525,678 Juan BerenguerFloyd BannisterFloyd BannisterJuan BerenguerDick Drago133185-52
1981-06-03vs SEA43W  12-917-26523,025 Rich GaleBryan ClarkRich GaleBryan ClarkKen Brett145194-49
1981-06-05vs MIL44L  2-617-27531,300 Larry GuraMoose HaasMoose HaasLarry Gura 147200-53
1981-06-06vs MIL45L  2-417-28537,468 Dennis LeonardPete VuckovichPete VuckovichDennis LeonardRollie Fingers149204-55
1981-06-07vs MIL46W  7-118-28532,429 Paul SplittorffRandy LerchPaul SplittorffRandy LerchRenie Martin156205-49
1981-06-08vs NYA47L  3-818-29536,922 Rich GaleDave RighettiDave RighettiRich Gale 159213-54
1981-06-09vs NYA48L  5-818-30536,496 Juan BerenguerGene NelsonDave LaRocheRenie MartinRich Gossage164221-57
1981-06-10@ TOR49W  7-419-30519,098Dennis LeonardMark BombackDennis LeonardMark Bomback 171225-54
1981-06-11@ TOR50W  10-520-30516,498Paul SplittorffDave StiebRenie MartinMike WillisDan Quisenberry181230-49
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKCA PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1981-08-10@ BAL51L  2-320-31519,850Dennis LeonardDennis MartinezTippy MartinezRenie Martin 183233-50
1981-08-12@ BAL52W  10-021-3250Larry GuraJim PalmerLarry GuraJim PalmerRenie Martin193233-40
1981-08-12@ BAL53L  3-421-32519,352Paul SplittorffScott McGregorScott McGregorJim WrightTim Stoddard196237-41
1981-08-13@ BAL54L  1-221-33513,780Rich GaleMike FlanaganMike FlanaganRich GaleTim Stoddard197239-42
1981-08-14@ CLE55W  4-122-3357,971Mike JonesBert BlylevenMike JonesBert BlylevenRenie Martin201240-39
1981-08-15@ CLE56W  5-323-3357,582Dennis LeonardJohn DennyDennis LeonardJohn DennyDan Quisenberry206243-37
1981-08-16@ CLE57W  6-224-3450Larry GuraRick WaitsLarry GuraRick WaitsKen Brett212245-33
1981-08-16@ CLE58L  6-824-34512,790Paul SplittorffLen BarkerMike StantonRenie MartinSid Monge218253-35
1981-08-17vs TOR59W  5-325-34531,958 Rich GaleJim ClancyRich GaleJim ClancyDan Quisenberry223256-33
1981-08-18vs TOR60L  3-525-35526,952 Mike JonesLuis LealLuis LealMike JonesRoy Lee Jackson226261-35
1981-08-19vs TOR61L  4-925-36628,174 Dennis LeonardJuan BerenguerJuan BerenguerDennis Leonard 230270-40
1981-08-21@ NYA62W  4-026-36537,970Larry GuraDave RighettiLarry GuraDave Righetti 234270-36
1981-08-22@ NYA63L  0-526-37540,127Paul SplittorffRick ReuschelRick ReuschelPaul SplittorffGeorge Frazier234275-41
1981-08-23@ NYA64L  0-826-38540,258Rich GaleRon GuidryRon GuidryRich Gale 234283-49
1981-08-24@ DET65W  4-227-38541,009Mike JonesDan SchatzederKen BrettDan SchatzederDan Quisenberry238285-47
1981-08-25@ DET66L  3-427-39535,189Dennis LeonardJack MorrisKevin SaucierDan Quisenberry 241289-48
1981-08-26@ DET67W  6-128-39536,691Larry GuraAurelio LopezLarry GuraAurelio Lopez 247290-43
1981-08-27@ TOR68W  11-529-39514,704Atlee HammakerJim ClancyRenie MartinJim Clancy 258295-37
1981-08-28@ TOR69L  3-429-40513,230Rich GaleLuis LealJoey McLaughlinKen Brett 261299-38
1981-08-29@ TOR70W  2-030-40519,055Mike JonesJuan BerenguerMike JonesJuan BerenguerDan Quisenberry263299-36
1981-08-31vs MIL71L  1-530-41527,974 Dennis LeonardMike CaldwellMike CaldwellDennis LeonardRollie Fingers264304-40
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKCA PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1981-09-01vs MIL72W  3-131-41522,202 Larry GuraMoose HaasLarry GuraMoose Haas 267305-38
1981-09-02vs MIL73W  5-432-41519,658 Atlee HammakerRandy LerchDan QuisenberryRollie Fingers 272309-37
1981-09-03vs NYA74W  3-233-41526,565 Mike JonesTommy JohnMike JonesTommy JohnDan Quisenberry275311-36
1981-09-04vs NYA75L  0-433-42534,272 Dennis LeonardRudy MayRudy MayDennis LeonardRon Davis275315-40
1981-09-05vs NYA76L  1-233-43538,325 Larry GuraDave RighettiDave RighettiLarry GuraRich Gossage276317-41
1981-09-06vs NYA77L  1-633-44540,105 Atlee HammakerRick ReuschelRick ReuschelAtlee Hammaker 277323-46
1981-09-07vs CAL78W  7-134-44525,054 Mike JonesMike WittMike JonesMike Witt 284324-40
1981-09-08vs CAL79W  5-335-44519,768 Dennis LeonardGeoff ZahnDennis LeonardGeoff ZahnDan Quisenberry289327-38
1981-09-09vs CAL80W  7-336-44521,569 Larry GuraDave FrostRenie MartinDave Frost 296330-34
1981-09-11@ OAK81L  1-636-45526,098Atlee HammakerMatt KeoughMatt KeoughAtlee Hammaker 297336-39
1981-09-12@ OAK82W  4-037-45533,493Dennis LeonardMike NorrisDennis LeonardMike Norris 301336-35
1981-09-13@ OAK83W  6-538-45528,701Mike JonesSteve McCattyPaul SplittorffDave Beard 307341-34
1981-09-14@ CAL84W  4-339-45520,917Jim WrightBruce KisonRich GaleAndy Hassler 311344-33
1981-09-15@ CAL85W  3-240-45421,610Atlee HammakerAngel MorenoAtlee HammakerAngel MorenoDan Quisenberry314346-32
1981-09-16@ CAL86W  3-141-45420,582Dennis LeonardGeoff ZahnDennis LeonardGeoff Zahn 317347-30
1981-09-18@ SEA87W  8-342-45413,855Mike JonesGlenn AbbottMike JonesGlenn AbbottDan Quisenberry325350-25
1981-09-19@ SEA88L  1-442-46412,959Jim WrightJim BeattieJim BeattieJim WrightShane Rawley326354-28
1981-09-20@ SEA89L  2-342-4746,117Dennis LeonardFloyd BannisterFloyd BannisterDennis Leonard 328357-29
1981-09-21vs MIN90L  2-742-48424,869 Atlee HammakerAlbert WilliamsAlbert WilliamsAtlee Hammaker 330364-34
1981-09-22vs MIN91W  2-143-48419,580 Larry GuraFernando ArroyoLarry GuraFernando Arroyo 332365-33
1981-09-23vs MIN92L  2-643-49419,457 Mike JonesPete RedfernPete RedfernMike JonesDoug Corbett334371-37
1981-09-24vs MIN93W  9-244-49417,893 Dennis LeonardBrad HavensDennis LeonardBrad Havens 343373-30
1981-09-25vs SEA94L  3-844-50424,262 Jim WrightFloyd BannisterFloyd BannisterJim Wright 346381-35
1981-09-26vs SEA95L  2-444-51527,506 Larry GuraBob StoddardShane RawleyLarry Gura 348385-37
1981-09-27vs SEA96W  15-345-51430,317 Mike JonesKen ClayMike JonesKen Clay 363388-25
1981-09-28@ MIN97W  6-146-5143,654Dennis LeonardBrad HavensDennis LeonardBrad Havens 369389-20
1981-09-29@ MIN98W  4-247-5143,676Jim WrightAlbert WilliamsJim WrightAlbert WilliamsDan Quisenberry373391-18
1981-09-30@ MIN99W  5-248-51415,900Larry GuraFernando ArroyoLarry GuraFernando Arroyo 378393-15
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKCA PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1981-10-02vs OAK100W  3-049-51423,781 Dennis LeonardSteve McCattyDennis LeonardSteve McCatty 381393-12
1981-10-03vs OAK101L  4-849-52432,039 Mike JonesRick LangfordRick LangfordMike Jones 385401-16
1981-10-04vs OAK102L  3-449-53428,723 Larry GuraMatt KeoughMatt KeoughLarry GuraDave Beard388405-17
1981-10-05@ CLE103W  9-050-5343,006Paul SplittorffRick WaitsPaul SplittorffRick Waits 397405-8


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