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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
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
24Willie Aikens1BMLB6-3220LeftRight10/14/195426Seneca,South Carolina197512CAL

37Juan BerenguerPMLB5-11225RightRight11/30/195426Aguadulce,Panama1975UDFA NYN
5George Brett3B-1BMLB6-0205LeftRight5/15/195328Glen Dale,West Virginia1971229KCA
25Ken BrettPMLB5-11195LeftLeft9/18/194832Brooklyn,New York196614BOS
7Dave Chalk3B-SSMLB5-10175RightRight8/30/195030Del Rio,Texas1972110CAL
38Rich GalePMLB6-7225RightRight1/19/195427Littleton,New Hampshire19755105KCA
45Danny GarciaOF-1BMLB6-1182LeftLeft4/29/195427Brooklyn,New York197511249KCA
23Cesar GeronimoOFMLB6-2170LeftLeft3/11/194833El Seybo,Dominican Republic1967UDFA NYA
15Jerry GroteCMLB5-10190RightRight10/6/194238San Antonio,Texas1962UDFA HOU
32Larry GuraPMLB6-1185BothLeft11/26/194733Joliet,Illinois1969240CHN
33Atlee HammakerPMLB6-2200BothLeft1/24/195823Carmel,California1979121KCA
10Clint HurdleOFMLB6-3195LeftRight7/30/195723Big Rapids,Michigan197519KCA
17Tim Ireland2B-1BMLB6-0180RightRight3/14/195328Oakland,California197325563MON
40Mike JonesPMLB6-6215LeftLeft7/30/195921Penfield,New York1987UDFA MON
22Dennis LeonardPMLB6-1190RightRight5/8/195130Brooklyn,New York1972242KCA
27Renie MartinPMLB6-4190RightRight8/30/195525Dover,Delaware197719486KCA
14Lee May1BMLB6-3205RightRight3/23/194338Birmingham,Alabama1961UDFA CIN
11Hal McRaeOFMLB5-11185RightRight7/10/194535Avon Park,Florida19656117CIN
4Darryl MotleyOFMLB5-9196RightRight1/21/196021Muskogee,Oklahoma1978251KCA
18Rance Mulliniks3B-SSMLB6-0175LeftRight1/15/195625Tulare,California1974358CAL
26Amos OtisOFMLB5-11166RightRight4/26/194734Mobile,Alabama1965595BOS
28Bill PaschallPMLB6-0175RightRight4/22/195427Norfolk,Virginia1976353KCA
16,52Ken Phelps1BMLB6-1200LeftLeft8/6/195426Seattle,Washington197615354KCA
9Jamie QuirkC-3BMLB6-4200LeftRight10/22/195426Whittier,California1972118KCA
29Dan QuisenberryPMLB6-2185RightRight2/7/195328Santa Monica,California1975UDFA KCA
31Jeff SchattingerPMLB6-5200LeftRight10/25/195525Fresno,California1979121KCA
37Pat SheridanOFMLB6-3175LeftRight12/4/195723Ann Arbor,Michigan1979373KCA
34Paul SplittorffPMLB6-3210LeftLeft10/8/194634Evansville,Indiana196825574KCA
30U.L. WashingtonSSMLB5-11175BothRight10/27/195327Stringtown,Oklahoma1973UDFA KCA
12John WathanC-1BMLB6-2205RightRight10/4/194931Cedar Rapids,Iowa197114KCA
20Frank White2BMLB5-11175RightRight9/4/195030Greenville,Mississippi1970UDFA KCA
6Willie WilsonOFMLB6-3195BothRight7/9/195525Montgomery,Alabama197416379LAN
35Jim WrightPMLB6-5205RightRight3/3/195526St. Joseph,Missouri1973598PHI
Team PersonnelPosition 
Joe BurkeGeneral Manager 
Bill ConnorsPitching Coach 
Tom FerrickScout 
Jim FreyManager 
Guy HansenArea Scout 
Ron HopkinsScout 
Dick HowserManager 
Gordon MacKenzieThird Base Coach 
Jose MartinezFirst Base Coach 
Denny MatthewsBroadcaster 
Earl RappScout 
Rick RenickHitting Coach 
Jimmie SchafferBullpen Coach 
Richard SchlenkerScout 
Art StewartScout 
Denny TreaseBroadcaster 
Fred WhiteBroadcaster 
Al WiskBroadcaster 


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