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1981 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

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Nickname:
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
  • Complete listing of games for the 1981 Kansas City Royals. Boxscores are available for all games.
  • The Playoffs column indicates whether a team was in the playoffs as of that date.
  • 1981 Kansas City Royals Game Log
    AprilGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    1KCA@ BALL3-50-15822No135-2
    2KCA@ BALW4-21-14717No2770
    3KCAvs DETL5-61-24922No3.51213-1 
    4KCAvs DETL0-41-361225No4.51217-5 
    5KCAvs BALL2-31-461324No61420-6 
    6KCAvs BALW3-22-451120No61722-5
    7KCAvs CLEL2-42-551221No71926-7
    8KCAvs CLEL1-42-661324No82030-10 
    9KCAvs CLEL0-42-761324No92034-14 
    10KCA@ MILL1-62-871425No102140-19 
    11KCA@ MILW4-23-851222No102542-17 
    12KCA@ MILL1-113-961425No112653-27 
    13KCA@ TEXL0-73-1071425No112660-34 
    MayGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    14KCA@ TEXW4-04-1061323No113060-30 
    15KCA@ TEXW7-25-1061221No113762-25 
    16KCA@ TEXL8-95-1161324No10.54571-26 
    17KCAvs BOSL7-85-1261324No115279-27
    18KCAvs BOSW2-16-1261322No115480-26 
    19KCAvs BOSL1-36-1361323No115583-28 
    20KCA@ CHAL5-96-1471425No12.56092-32
    21KCA@ CHAL0-36-1571425No13.56095-35 
    22KCAvs TEXL1-96-1671425No13.561104-43 
    23KCAvs TEXW3-27-1671425No12.564106-42 
    24KCAvs TEXL2-37-1771424No1366109-43
    25KCA@ BOSL3-47-1871424No1369113-44 
    26KCA@ BOSW7-68-1861323No1276119-43
    27KCA@ BOSW5-49-1861222No1181123-42
    28KCA@ NYAL1-29-1961222No1182125-43
    29KCA@ NYAL5-69-2061323No1187131-44
    30KCA@ NYAL4-59-2171424No1191136-45 
    31KCAvs MINL0-79-2271424No11.591143-52 
    32KCAvs MINW1-010-2271323No11.592143-51 
    33KCAvs MINW6-411-2251121No1298147-49 
    34KCA@ SEAL1-711-2471324No13.5101159-58 
    35KCA@ SEAL2-511-2471324No13.5101159-58
    36KCA@ SEAW5-412-2461222No12.5106163-57
    37KCA@ SEAW8-513-2451121No11.5114168-54
    38KCA@ MINW3-114-2451121No10.5117169-52
    39KCA@ MINW6-515-2451120No9123174-51
    40KCA@ MINL4-515-2551121No10.5127179-52 
    JuneGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    41KCAvs SEAW3-216-2551121No10130181-51
    42KCAvs SEAL3-416-2651121No11133185-52
    43KCAvs SEAW12-917-2651120No11145194-49
    44KCAvs MILL2-617-2751120No10.5147200-53 
    45KCAvs MILL2-417-2851120No11.5149204-55
    46KCAvs MILW7-118-2851120No11.5156205-49
    47KCAvs NYAL3-818-2951121No11.5159213-54 
    48KCAvs NYAL5-818-3051121No13.5164221-57
    49KCA@ TORW7-419-3051121No12.5171225-54 
    50KCA@ TORW10-520-3051121No12181230-49
    AugustGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    51KCA@ BALL2-320-3151121No12183233-50 
    52KCA@ BALW10-021-3251120No12196237-41
    53KCA@ BALL3-421-3251120No12196237-41
    54KCA@ BALL1-221-3351121No12.5197239-42
    55KCA@ CLEW4-122-3351120No12.5201240-39
    56KCA@ CLEW5-323-3351120No12.5206243-37
    57KCA@ CLEW6-224-3451120No13218253-35
    58KCA@ CLEL6-824-3451120No13218253-35
    59KCAvs TORW5-325-3451120No12.5223256-33
    60KCAvs TORL3-525-3551120No13.5226261-35
    61KCAvs TORL4-925-3661221No14.5230270-40 
    62KCA@ NYAW4-026-3651120No13234270-36 
    63KCA@ NYAL0-526-3751120No14234275-41
    64KCA@ NYAL0-826-3851120No14234283-49 
    65KCA@ DETW4-227-3851120No14238285-47
    66KCA@ DETL3-427-3951120No14241289-48 
    67KCA@ DETW6-128-3951120No13.5247290-43 
    68KCA@ TORW11-529-3951120No12.5258295-37 
    69KCA@ TORL3-429-4051120No12.5261299-38 
    70KCA@ TORW2-030-4051120No11.5263299-36
    71KCAvs MILL1-530-4151120No13264304-40
    SeptemberGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    72KCAvs MILW3-131-4151120No12.5267305-38 
    73KCAvs MILW5-432-4151120No11272309-37 
    74KCAvs NYAW3-233-4151120No11275311-36
    75KCAvs NYAL0-433-4251120No12275315-40
    76KCAvs NYAL1-233-4351120No12276317-41
    77KCAvs NYAL1-633-4451120No12277323-46 
    78KCAvs CALW7-134-4451120No12284324-40 
    79KCAvs CALW5-335-4451120No12289327-38
    80KCAvs CALW7-336-4451120No11296330-34 
    81KCA@ OAKL1-636-4551120No12297336-39 
    82KCA@ OAKW4-037-4551120No11301336-35 
    83KCA@ OAKW6-538-4551120No10307341-34 
    84KCA@ CALW4-339-4551120No10311344-33 
    85KCA@ CALW3-240-4541019No9314346-32
    86KCA@ CALW3-141-4541019No9317347-30 
    87KCA@ SEAW8-342-4541019No9325350-25
    88KCA@ SEAL1-442-4641019No10326354-28
    89KCA@ SEAL2-342-4741019No10328357-29 
    90KCAvs MINL2-742-4841019No10.5330364-34 
    91KCAvs MINW2-143-4841019No11332365-33 
    92KCAvs MINL2-643-4941019No12334371-37
    93KCAvs MINW9-244-4941018No11.5343373-30 
    94KCAvs SEAL3-844-5041019No11.5346381-35 
    95KCAvs SEAL2-444-5151120No12.5348385-37 
    96KCAvs SEAW15-345-5141018No11363388-25 
    97KCA@ MINW6-146-5141018No10.5369389-20 
    98KCA@ MINW4-247-5141017No10.5373391-18
    99KCA@ MINW5-248-5141017No10.5378393-15 
    OctoberGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    100KCAvs OAKW3-049-5141017No9.5381393-12 
    101KCAvs OAKL4-849-5241017No10.5385401-16 
    102KCAvs OAKL3-449-5341017No11.5388405-17
    103KCA@ CLEW9-050-5341017No11397405-8 


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