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1988 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

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W-L Record: 84-77 .522
Rank: 3rd in American League West
Run Differential: 704-648 + 56
Roster Continuity 78.59% 7/26
Manager(s): John Wathan
General Manager: John Schuerholz
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Ballpark: Royals Stadium
Payroll: $ 11,558,873 13/26
Attendance: 2,350,181 8/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Hugh Walker (#18) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Ed Napoleon
Bullpen Coach: Jimmie Schaffer
First Base Coach: Bob Schaefer
Hitting Coach: Mike Lum
Pitching Coach: Frank Funk
Third Base Coach: Adrian Garrett

#1 Draft Picks

Floyd Bannister (#1), Kurt Stillwell (#2), Pat Tabler (#16), Jerry Don Gleaton (#17), Jamie Quirk (#18), Gary Thurman (#21)
American League West Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1988 Kansas City Royals season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    17Rick AndersonP6-0175R-R311986CHA: 1980-8-179MLB--
    27Luis AquinoP6-0195R-R241986Not draftedMLB--
    45Steve Balboni1B6-3235R-R311981NYA: 1978-2-52MLB--
    19Floyd BannisterP6-1203L-L331977HOU: 1976-1-1MLB--
    40Bud BlackP6-2185L-L311981SEA: 1979-17-417MLB--
    27Thad BosleyOF6-3175L-L311977CAL: 1974-4-82MLB--
    5George Brett3B-1B6-0205L-R351973KCA: 1971-2-29MLB--
    14Bill Buckner1B-OF6-0185L-L381969LAN: 1968-2-25MLB--
    34Nick CapraOF5-8165R-R301982TEX: 1979-3-69MLB--
    51Luis De los Santos1B6-5190R-R211988KCA: 1984-2-44MLB--
    54Jose DeJesusP6-5195R-R231988Not draftedMLB--
    22Jim EisenreichRF-LF5-11195L-L291982MIN: 1980-16-402MLB--
    26Steve FarrP5-11200R-R311984Not draftedMLB--
    31Gene GarberP5-10175R-R401969PIT: 1965-20-382MLB--
    39Jerry Don GleatonP6-3210L-L301979TEX: 1979-1-17MLB--
    36Tom GordonP5-9190R-R201988KCA: 1986-6-157MLB--
    23Mark GubiczaP6-5210R-R251984KCA: 1981-2-34MLB--
    7Ed HearnC6-3215R-R271986PHI: 1978-4-101MLB--
    16Bo JacksonLF-CF6-1225R-R251986KCA: 1986-4-105MLB--
    35Mark LeeP6-5220L-L231988DET: 1985-15-392MLB--
    37Charlie LeibrandtP6-3200R-L311979CIN: 1978-9-225MLB--
    8Mike MacFarlaneC6-1210R-R241987KCA: 1985-4-97MLB--
    38Scotti Madison3B-C5-11195B-R281985MIN: 1980-3-64MLB--
    21Jeff MontgomeryP5-11175R-R261987CIN: 1983-9-212MLB--
    2Dave OwenSS-3B6-2170B-R301983CHN: 1979-10-246MLB--
    24Larry OwenC5-11185R-R331981ATL: 1977-17-420MLB--
    29Rey PalaciosC-3B5-10190R-R251988Not draftedMLB--
    32Bill Pecota3B-SS6-2195R-R281986KCA: 1981-10-234MLB--
    48Ted PowerP6-4225R-R331981LAN: 1976-5-115MLB--
    9Jamie QuirkC-3B6-4200L-R331975KCA: 1972-1-18MLB--
    29Dan QuisenberryP6-2185R-R351979UDFAMLB--
    18Bret SaberhagenP6-1200R-R241984KCA: 1982-19-480MLB--
    31Israel SanchezP5-9170L-L241988KCA: 1982-9-220MLB--
    33Kevin Seitzer3B-1B5-11180R-R261986KCA: 1983-11-283MLB--
    1Kurt StillwellSS-2B5-11175B-R231986CIN: 1983-1-2MLB--
    30Pat Tabler1B-OF6-2200R-R301981NYA: 1976-1-16MLB--
    4Danny TartabullRF6-1205R-R251984CIN: 1980-3-71MLB--
    25Gary ThurmanRF-LF5-10165R-R231987KCA: 1983-1-21MLB--
    3Brad Wellman2B-SS6-0170R-R281982Not draftedMLB--
    20Frank White2B5-11175R-R371973Not draftedMLB--
    6Willie WilsonOF6-3195B-R321976LAN: 1974-16-381MLB--

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