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1981 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

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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
6Willie WilsonOF2543954133
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7
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1
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32348184243315.303.335.364699.062.162.3322.33439.0160465
11Hal McRaeDH3538938106
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23
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2
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7
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36343433233511.272.330.396726.123.208.2800.9755.6154433
26Amos OtisOF3437249100
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22
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3
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9
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57167315921397.269.321.417738.148.255.2911.9041.3155417
20Frank White2B303643591
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1
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9
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38421950004310.250.285.376661.126.184.2662.6340.4137390
24Willie Aikens1B263494593
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16
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017
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530062473120511.266.377.458835.192.370.2620.7620.5160419
5George Brett3B2834742109
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27
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7
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6
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43146272317047.314.361.484845.170.271.3200.8557.8168379
30U.L. WashingtonSS273394077
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291010414301316.227.310.307617.080.201.2541.05169.5104384
12John WathanC313012476
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19116192321539.252.298.312610.060.140.2681.21301.094330
4Darryl MotleyOF211251529
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02
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81371510112.232.276.312588.080.120.2482.1462.539135
23Cesar GeronimoOF331181429
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1361111602223.246.305.331636.085.220.2651.4559.039133
9Jamie QuirkC26100825
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00100261711005.250.299.320619.070.110.3012.83--32107
10Clint HurdleOF23761225
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1500131003002.329.427.553980.224.395.3390.7719.04289
15Jerry GroteC3856417
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9103210111.304.344.446790.143.214.2960.6756.02562
14Lee May1B3855316
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0080131400002.291.328.345673.055.091.3904.67--1958
7Dave Chalk3B-2B3049211
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005014200301.224.283.286569.061.122.2340.50--1456
18Rance Mulliniks2B-SS2544610
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005012700002.227.261.295556.068.091.2703.50--1346
16,52Ken PhelpsDH262213
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010011300000.136.174.227401.091.136.33313.00--523
45Danny GarciaOF271442
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0000000200000.143.143.143286.000.000.167----214
37Pat SheridanOF231000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
17Tim Ireland1B280100000010000000-----------00
Batting Totals108735603979521692961381100533014191734283584.267.322.383705.115.213.2861.3958.413623924
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
22Dennis Leonard3013112.9926269200201202796715411075131.209.000.671.834.772.61
32Larry Gura331182.7223231220017213961521135613041.017.270.581.833.191.74
38Rich Gale27665.381915202010110763611438470021.429.441.243.354.151.24
34Paul Splittorff34554.36211510109911148481223480211.3510.091.092.094.362.09
40Mike Jones21633.201211000075743027728291021.348.760.833.323.431.04
29Dan Quisenberry28141.7440000351862591612115200011.198.560.152.182.901.33
27Renie Martin25452.762900013461552519229252001.357.980.294.213.630.86
35Jim Wright26233.46174007052572120521270021.509.870.873.634.671.29
33Atlee Hammaker23135.54106002039442424212110101.4410.150.462.772.540.92
25Ken Brett32114.22220001323235161521470011.539.840.563.941.970.50
37Juan Berenguer26048.5583004019222119416201001.909.901.807.209.001.25
31Jeff Schattinger25000.0010000032000110021.006.000.003.003.001.00
28Bill Paschall27004.5020002022110011001.009.000.000.004.50--
Pitching Totals50533.56230103244792492290940536575273404134181.288.870.732.663.941.48


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