Season Information
Team Name
1981 Kansas City Royals
League
American League
Division
West
Calendar
Location
W-L Record
50-53 (.485)   GBL: -0
Rankings (Div/Lg/MLB)
0 / 10 / 17
Runs For/Against
397 / 405   Diff: -8
Playoffs
Lost in 1st Round (Athletics)
Playoff Series
Lost in 1st Round (Athletics)
Playoff Series
ALDS vs OAK (L 3-0)
General Manager(s)
Manager(s)
Ballpark
Spring Training W-L
Not available
Spring Ballpark
Top Draft Pick
Dave Leeper (1-23)
Attendance
Attendance Rank
8
Payroll (usd$)
Payroll Rank
0
Years Active
1969-2019
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1981 MLB Franchise and Minor League Affiliates

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YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionLevelGWLWPctGBLRfRaDiffRankLgRankAttendanceAtt RankManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1981Kansas City RoyalsAmerican LeagueWestMLB1035053.4850397405-80101,279,4038Jim Frey, Dick HowserRoyals StadiumLost in 1st Round (Athletics)
1981Omaha RoyalsAmerican AssociationWestAAA1367957.58106175526511196,9243Joe SparksJohnny Rosenblatt StadiumLost in Finals
1981Jacksonville SunsSouthern LeagueEasternAA1426577.45814566652-8648126,3846Gene LamontSam W. Wolfson Baseball Parkdnq
1981Fort Myers RoyalsFlorida State LeagueSouthernA+1307258.55475784651132359,1506Brian MurphyTerry Park BallfieldLost in Finals
1981Charleston (sc) RoyalsSouth Atlantic LeagueSouthernA1427567.5283632612202383,9343Rick MathewsCollege Parkdnq
1981Gulf Coast Royals BlueGulf Coast League-Rk633528.5568.5333237963300Joe JonesBaseball City Stadiumdnq
1981Gulf Coast Royals GoldGulf Coast League-Rk644420.6880297224731100Roy TannerBaseball City StadiumLeague Champions
7 record(s)
Glossary:
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. League Abbreviation or name of league Division League division, geographically (usually) grouping of teams within a league Level Level of the team in terms of MLB, minor league level, Independent or College division G Games Played (or Pitched) W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or 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.

Organizational Roster for 1981 Kansas City Royals

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    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Willie Aikens1BLR26MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    David AlbrightPLL0A+Charleston (sc) Royals (A)---
    Orlando AmarisSS-2BRR0RkGulf Coast Royals Gold (Rk)---
    John AntonelliCRR17A+Gulf Coast Royals Gold (Rk)---
    Hector ArroyoIFLR0A+Charleston (sc) Royals (A)---
    Mitch AshmoreCRR0AAAGulf Coast Royals Blue (Rk)---
    James Atkinson3BLR0AAJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    B
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Tim Ballard---RR0AGulf Coast Royals Gold (Rk)---
    Jeff BarnardP-1BRR20AAAGulf Coast Royals Gold (Rk)CHA
    Ron BatterOFRR23AAFort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Scot BeahanPRR19A+Gulf Coast Royals Blue (Rk)---
    Juan BerenguerPRR26MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)TOR
    Billy Best2BRR0AACharleston (sc) Royals (A)---
    Buddy BiancalanaSS-2BBR21MLBJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Mark BloomfieldPLL0RkGulf Coast Royals Gold (Rk)---
    Derek BotelhoPRR24MLBJacksonville Suns (AA), Fort Myers Royals (A+)---
    George Brett3B-1BLR28MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Ken BrettPLL32MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Mike BrewerOFRR21MLBFort Myers Royals (A+)---
    James Brittman1BLL0RkGulf Coast Royals Gold (Rk)---
    John BryantPRR21AAGulf Coast Royals Gold (Rk)---
    Christian Bryeans2BLR0ACharleston (sc) Royals (A)---
    Jim BucknerOFLL0AAAOmaha Royals (AAA), Jacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Randy BurgerC-1BRR0RkGulf Coast Royals Blue (Rk)---
    C
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Chino CadahiaCRR23AAACharleston (sc) Royals (A)MIN
    Manny Castillo3BBR24MLBOmaha Royals (AAA)---
    Tim CecilPRR0A+Fort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Dave Chalk3B-SSRR30MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Craig ChamberlainPRR24MLBOmaha Royals (AAA)---
    Mark ChirrickPRR0RkGulf Coast Royals Blue (Rk)---
    Gary ChristensonPLL28MLBOmaha Royals (AAA)---
    Joe Citari1BRR17AAAGulf Coast Royals Gold (Rk)---
    Onix ConcepcionSS-2BRR23MLBOmaha Royals (AAA)---
    David ConePLR18MLBGulf Coast Royals Blue (Rk)---
    Doug CookPRR18AACharleston (sc) Royals (A), Gulf Coast Royals Blue (Rk)---
    Junior Cooper3B-PRR0A+Fort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Jeff CornellPBR24MLBJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Jerry CramPRR33MLBOmaha Royals (AAA)---
    Keith CreelPRR22MLBOmaha Royals (AAA), Jacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Francis CuttyPRR21A+Charleston (sc) Royals (A), Gulf Coast Royals Gold (Rk)---
    Ken CvejdlikPRR24AAAFort Myers Royals (A+)---
    D
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Butch DavisOFRR23MLBFort Myers Royals (A+)---
    John DavisPRR18MLBGulf Coast Royals Blue (Rk)---
    Manuel DeAza3B-OFRR20A+Fort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Bob DetherageOFRR26MLBOmaha Royals (AAA)---
    Duane DeweyC-1BRR22AAAFort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Chris DiLorenzoPRR0AAJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Leon DoakOFRR0A+Fort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Charles DoolittleOFRR0RkGulf Coast Royals Blue (Rk)---
    Rich DubeePBR23AAAJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    F
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Tony FerreiraPLL18MLBGulf Coast Royals Gold (Rk)---
    Robert FerrisC-1BRR26AAAOmaha Royals (AAA), Fort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Daniel FischerPRR0AAAOmaha Royals (AAA), Jacksonville Suns (AA)---
    G
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Rich GalePRR27MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Danny GarciaOF-1BLL27MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    Jim GaudetCRR26MLBOmaha Royals (AAA)---
    David GaunceCRR0A+Fort Myers Royals (A+), Gulf Coast Royals Gold (Rk)---
    Cesar GeronimoOFLL33MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Jeff GladdenPRR0AACharleston (sc) Royals (A)---
    James GleissnerCRR0AAJacksonville Suns (AA), Fort Myers Royals (A+), Gulf Coast Royals Blue (Rk)---
    Christopher Gompper2BRR0RkGulf Coast Royals Gold (Rk)---
    Larry GrahekOFLL0ACharleston (sc) Royals (A)---
    Jerry GroteCRR38MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)LAN
    Mark GubiczaPRR18MLBGulf Coast Royals Gold (Rk)---
    Larry GuraPBL33MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Duane GustavsonCRR26AAAOmaha Royals (AAA)---
    H
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Tracy HallOFBL0RkGulf Coast Royals Gold (Rk)---
    Atlee HammakerPBL23MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    Roger Hansen3BRR19AAACharleston (sc) Royals (A)---
    Jeff HanslovanPLL0AAJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Nick HarshPRR21AAFort Myers Royals (A+), Gulf Coast Royals Blue (Rk)---
    Hal HatcherCRR21AACharleston (sc) Royals (A)---
    Mitch HawleyPRR0RkGulf Coast Royals Blue (Rk)---
    Kelly Heath2BRR23MLBOmaha Royals (AAA)---
    Bob Hegman2BRR23AAACharleston (sc) Royals (A)---
    Vaughn Hempfield2BRR0AGulf Coast Royals Blue (Rk)---
    Joe HicksOFRR25AAJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    David HoggCRR24AAAJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Don HoodPLL31MLBOmaha Royals (AAA)---
    Mark HuismannPRR23MLBFort Myers Royals (A+), Charleston (sc) Royals (A)---
    Clint HurdleOFLR23MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    I
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Tim Ireland2B-1BRR28MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    J
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Mark JackmanPLL0A+Fort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Abner JohnsonPRR0A+Fort Myers Royals (A+), Charleston (sc) Royals (A)---
    Aubrey JohnsonCRR18A-Gulf Coast Royals Gold (Rk)---
    Bert JohnsonPLL0ACharleston (sc) Royals (A)---
    Donald JohnsonPLL0A+Gulf Coast Royals Gold (Rk)---
    Ron Johnson1BRR25MLBOmaha Royals (AAA)---
    Rondin Johnson2BBR22MLBFort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Mike JonesPLL21MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    Greg Jonson3BLR0A+Charleston (sc) Royals (A)---
    K
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Greg KeatleyCRR27AAAOmaha Royals (AAA)---
    Olice KingP-1BLL0RkGulf Coast Royals Gold (Rk)---
    Mike KingeryCF-RFLL20MLBCharleston (sc) Royals (A)---
    Ron KraussPLL19A+Fort Myers Royals (A+), Charleston (sc) Royals (A)---
    L
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Meade LanghorneOFLL0RkGulf Coast Royals Blue (Rk)---
    Bill LaskeyPRR23MLBOmaha Royals (AAA)---
    Dave LeeperOFLL21MLBJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Dennis LeonardPRR30MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Tod LewisCRR0AAGulf Coast Royals Gold (Rk)---
    Dave LuethySSRR0AAJacksonville Suns (AA), Fort Myers Royals (A+)---
    M
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Renie MartinPRR25MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Lee May1BRR38MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Frank McCannIFRR27AAAJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Thomas McHugh1BLR0AGulf Coast Royals Gold (Rk)---
    Chuck McMichaelPLL0ACharleston (sc) Royals (A)---
    Hal McRaeOFRR35MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Randy MeyerPRR0AACharleston (sc) Royals (A)---
    James MinerPRR20AAAGulf Coast Royals Blue (Rk)---
    Tom MohrOFLL0AAGulf Coast Royals Blue (Rk)---
    Michael MorleyPRL22AAAJacksonville Suns (AA), Fort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Darryl MotleyOFRR21MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    Rance Mulliniks3B-SSLR25MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    N
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Willie NealOFRR0A+Charleston (sc) Royals (A)---
    Mark NewmanIFRR0A+Gulf Coast Royals Gold (Rk)---
    O
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Warren OliverSSRR0AAGulf Coast Royals Blue (Rk)---
    Mike OlsonPRR0AACharleston (sc) Royals (A), Gulf Coast Royals Gold (Rk)---
    Roland OrunaOFRR0A+Gulf Coast Royals Gold (Rk)---
    Amos OtisOFRR34MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    P
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Mickey PalmerPBL0A+Fort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Stan PalmoreOFRR0RkGulf Coast Royals Gold (Rk)---
    Bill PaschallPRR27MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    Cliff Pastornicky3BRR22MLBCharleston (sc) Royals (A)---
    Craig Patterson2BRR24AAJacksonville Suns (AA), Fort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Allen Peake1BLL0RkGulf Coast Royals Blue (Rk)---
    Bill Pecota3B-SSRR21MLBGulf Coast Royals Blue (Rk)---
    Ken Phelps1BLL26MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    Craig PippinPRR23AAAJacksonville Suns (AA), Fort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Rick PlautzOFRR0A+Gulf Coast Royals Gold (Rk)---
    Denny PorterCLR0A+Fort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Doug PotestioPRR21AAAJacksonville Suns (AA), Fort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Spiro PsaltisPLL20AAGulf Coast Royals Blue (Rk)---
    Q
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jamie QuirkC-3BLR26MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Dan QuisenberryPRR28MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    R
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Steve RainePRR20AAFort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Glenn RayPRR0AACharleston (sc) Royals (A)---
    Bombo RiveraOFRR28MLBOmaha Royals (AAA)---
    Rick RizzoOFRR0AAACharleston (sc) Royals (A)---
    Mark RyalOFLL21MLBOmaha Royals (AAA), Jacksonville Suns (AA)---
    S
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jeff SchattingerPLR25MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    Ed SchiavoPRR0AGulf Coast Royals Blue (Rk)PHI
    Jim ScrantonSSRR21MLBFort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Don SeekerOF------0RkGulf Coast Royals Blue (Rk)---
    Robert ShawPLL0RkGulf Coast Royals Gold (Rk)---
    Theo ShawSSRR21AAAFort Myers Royals (A+), Charleston (sc) Royals (A)---
    Pat SheridanOFLR23MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    Luis SilverioOFRR24MLBJacksonville Suns (AA), Gulf Coast Royals Blue (Rk)---
    Warren Skelton3BRR0RkGulf Coast Royals Blue (Rk)---
    Don SlaughtCRR22MLBOmaha Royals (AAA), Jacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Randy SmithOFRR0RkGulf Coast Royals Blue (Rk)---
    David SpaltSSRR0RkGulf Coast Royals Blue (Rk)---
    Paul SplittorffPLL34MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Daniel St. ClairPRR0AAAJacksonville Suns (AA), Fort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Russ StephansCRR22AAAOmaha Royals (AAA), Jacksonville Suns (AA), Charleston (sc) Royals (A)---
    Lester StrodePLL23AAACharleston (sc) Royals (A), Gulf Coast Royals Blue (Rk)---
    Elliott SturmPRR0RkGulf Coast Royals Gold (Rk)---
    Ken SwankPLL0AGulf Coast Royals Blue (Rk)---
    Perry SwansonPRR0A+Gulf Coast Royals Gold (Rk)---
    T
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Tom Thompson1BRR0A+Gulf Coast Royals Blue (Rk)---
    Tim TimlinPRR24A+Fort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Raul TovarOFRR22AAAJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Rob TownleyOFRR0A+Fort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Ira Turner1BRR0AAJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Jeff TwittyPLL23MLBOmaha Royals (AAA)---
    V
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Walt VanderbushPLR22AAAJacksonville Suns (AA), Fort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Tad Venger3BLR22A+Charleston (sc) Royals (A)---
    Libardo VillalbaPRR0RkGulf Coast Royals Blue (Rk)---
    Richard VitatoIFLR20A+Gulf Coast Royals Gold (Rk)---
    Curtis VoylesPRR0AAJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    W
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    U.L. WashingtonSSBR27MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    John WathanC-1BRR31MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Brad Wellman2B-SSRR21MLBJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Reggie WestOFLR20AAAGulf Coast Royals Gold (Rk)---
    Phil Westendorf1BRR0AAJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Frank White2BRR30MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Daniel WieserSSBR0AAAJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Marty WilkersonSSLR21AAAFort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Larry WilliamsPRR0AAJacksonville Suns (AA), Fort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Frank WillsPRR22MLBJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Willie WilsonOFBR25MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    David WongP---R0AACharleston (sc) Royals (A)---
    Jim WrightPRR26MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Reggie WyattPLL0AACharleston (sc) Royals (A), Gulf Coast Royals Gold (Rk)---
    Y
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Vin YuhasPRR20AAAFort Myers Royals (A+)---
    184 record(s)
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    Player Name Name of the player. If not linked, then no profile on the site Pos Defensive Position Ba Bats Th Throws Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. HiLvl Highest Level Reached