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Historical view of Franchise History for Kansas City Royals, grouped together by team city name and league.
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Team Name
Kansas City Royals
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Level
MLB
Location
Years Range
1969-2020
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Team History for Kansas City Royals (MLB)

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  • YearTeam NameNicknameParentLeagueDivisionTeam PagesGPWinsLossWPctGBLRFRADiffRankLgRankAttendanceAtt RankManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    2020Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALCentralStats | Roster------------70-Mike Matheny------
    2020Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALCentralStats | Roster------------70-Mike Matheny------
    2019Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALCentralStats | Roster16259103.36442.0---4131,479,65927Ned YostKauffman Stadiumdnq
    2018Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALCentralStats | Roster16258104.35833.0638833-1955141,665,10723Ned YostKauffman Stadiumdnq
    2017Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALCentralStats | Roster1628082.49422.0702791-89382,220,37017Ned YostKauffman Stadiumdnq
    2016Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALCentralStats | Roster1628181.50013.5675712-373102,557,71212Ned YostKauffman Stadiumdnq
    2015Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALCentralStats | Roster1629567.586--72464183112,708,54910Ned YostKauffman StadiumWon World Series (Mets)
    2014Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALCentralStats | Roster1628973.5491.065162427241,956,48225Ned YostKauffman StadiumLost World Series (Giants)
    2013Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALCentralStats | Roster1628676.5317.064860147371,750,75426Ned YostKauffman Stadiumdnq
    2012Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALCentralStats | Roster1627290.44416.0676746-703111,739,85925Ned YostKauffman Stadiumdnq
    2011Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALCentralStats | Roster1627191.43824.0730762-324111,724,45027Ned YostKauffman Stadiumdnq
    2010Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALCentralStats | Roster1626795.41427.0676845-1695121,615,32726Ned Yost, Trey Hillman, Daren BrownKauffman Stadiumdnq
    2009Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALCentralStats | Roster1626597.40121.5686842-1565121,797,88725Trey HillmanKauffman Stadiumdnq
    2008Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALCentralStats | Roster1627587.46313.5691781-904111,578,92229Trey HillmanKauffman Stadiumdnq
    2007Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALCentralStats | Roster1626993.42627.0706778-725121,616,86728Buddy BellKauffman Stadiumdnq
    2006Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALCentralStats | Roster16262100.38334.0757971-2145131,372,63828Buddy BellKauffman Stadiumdnq
    2005Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALCentralStats | Roster16256106.34643.0701935-2345141,371,18129Buddy Bell, Tony Pena, Bob SchaeferKauffman Stadiumdnq
    2004Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALCentralStats | Roster16258104.35834.0720905-1855141,661,47827Tony PenaKauffman Stadiumdnq
    2003Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALCentralStats | Roster1628379.5127.0836867-31381,779,89523Tony PenaKauffman Stadiumdnq
    2002Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALCentralStats | Roster16262100.38332.5737891-1544121,323,03627Tony Pena, Tony Muser, John MizerockKauffman Stadiumdnq
    YearTeam NameNicknameParentLeagueDivisionTeam PagesGPWinsLossWPctGBLRFRADiffRankLgRankAttendanceAtt RankManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    2001Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALCentralStats | Roster1626597.40126.0729858-1295121,536,37127Tony MuserKauffman Stadiumdnq
    2000Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALCentralStats | Roster1627785.47518.0879930-514101,564,84726Tony MuserKauffman Stadiumdnq
    1999Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALCentralStats | Roster1616497.39832.5856921-654131,506,06825Tony MuserKauffman Stadiumdnq
    1998Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALCentralStats | Roster1617289.44716.5714898-1843111,494,87525Tony MuserKauffman Stadiumdnq
    1997Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALCentralStats | Roster1616794.41619.0747820-735131,517,63822Tony Muser, Bob BooneKauffman Stadiumdnq
    1996Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALCentralStats | Roster1617586.46624.0746786-405111,435,99723Bob BooneKauffman Stadiumdnq
    1995Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALCentralStats | Roster1447074.48630.0629691-62281,233,53022Bob BooneKauffman Stadiumdnq
    1994Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALCentralStats | Roster1156451.5574.057453242351,400,49419Hal McRaeKauffman Stadiumdnq
    1993Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALWestStats | Roster1628478.51910.0675694-19371,934,57823Hal McRaeKauffman Stadiumdnq
    1992Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALWestStats | Roster1627290.44424.0610667-575131,867,68915Hal McRaeRoyals Stadiumdnq
    1991Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALWestStats | Roster1628280.50613.072772256102,161,53714Hal McRae, John Wathan, Bob SchaeferRoyals Stadiumdnq
    1990Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALWestStats | Roster1617586.46627.5707709-26112,244,95610John WathanRoyals Stadiumdnq
    1989Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALWestStats | Roster1629270.5687.069063555222,477,70010John WathanRoyals Stadiumdnq
    1988Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALWestStats | Roster1618477.52219.570464856382,350,1818John WathanRoyals Stadiumdnq
    1987Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALWestStats | Roster1628379.5122.071569124262,392,4717Billy Gardner, John WathanRoyals Stadiumdnq
    1986Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALWestStats | Roster1627686.46916.0654673-193102,320,7946Dick Howser, Mike FerraroRoyals Stadiumdnq
    1985Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALWestStats | Roster1629171.562--68763948132,162,7179Dick HowserRoyals StadiumWon World Series (Cardinals)
    1984Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALWestStats | Roster1628478.519--673686-13161,810,01813Dick HowserRoyals StadiumLost ALCS (Tigers)
    1983Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALWestStats | Roster1627983.48820.0696767-71271,963,87511Dick HowserRoyals Stadiumdnq
    1982Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALWestStats | Roster1629072.5563.078471767242,284,4645Dick HowserRoyals Stadiumdnq
    YearTeam NameNicknameParentLeagueDivisionTeam PagesGPWinsLossWPctGBLRFRADiffRankLgRankAttendanceAtt RankManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    1981Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALWestStats | Roster1035053.485--397405-8-101,279,4038Jim Frey, Dick HowserRoyals StadiumLost in 1st Round (Athletics)
    1980Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALWestStats | Roster1629765.599--809694115132,288,7145Jim FreyRoyals StadiumLost World Series (Phillies)
    1979Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALWestStats | Roster1628577.5253.085181635272,261,8457Whitey HerzogRoyals Stadiumdnq
    1978Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALWestStats | Roster1629270.568--743634109142,255,4936Whitey HerzogRoyals StadiumLost ALCS (Yankees)
    1977Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALWestStats | Roster16210260.630--822651171111,852,6036Whitey HerzogRoyals StadiumLost ALCS (Yankees)
    1976Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALWestStats | Roster1629072.556--713611102121,680,2656Whitey HerzogRoyals StadiumLost ALCS (Yankees)
    1975Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALWestStats | Roster1629171.5627.071064961241,151,83611Jack McKeon, Whitey HerzogRoyals Stadiumdnq
    1974Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALWestStats | Roster1627785.47513.06676625581,173,29210Jack McKeonRoyals Stadiumdnq
    1973Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALWestStats | Roster1628874.5436.07557523241,345,34110Jack McKeonRoyals Stadiumdnq
    1972Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALWestStats | Roster1547678.49416.55805453548707,65619Bob LemonMunicipal Stadiumdnq
    1971Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALWestStats | Roster1618576.52816.06035663724910,78419Bob LemonMunicipal Stadiumdnq
    1970Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALWestStats | Roster1626597.40133.0611705-94411693,04722Bob Lemon, Charlie MetroMunicipal Stadiumdnq
    1969Kansas City RoyalsRoyalsKCAALWestStats | Roster1626993.42628.0586688-10249902,41415Joe GordonMunicipal Stadiumdnq
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    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Nickname Team's nickname at the time Parent MLB Parent Franchise. Is affilliate of. League Abbreviation or name of league Division League division, geographically (usually) grouping of teams within a league Team Pages Links to related team pages GP Games Played. Usually refers to a team WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L)) GBL Games behind leader. ((Team A Wins-Team B Wins) + (Team A Losses-Team B Losses))/2 RF Runs For RA Runs Against Diff Run Differential. RF-RA Rank If team context, indicates Divisional Rank LgRank Rank within a League. For MLB, refers to AL or NL Attendance Number of people paying for tickets for games Att Rank Attendance rank within the league Manager Manager(s) for this team Ballpark Team or School's ballpark for the season Playoffs Playoff participation description.