Season Information
Team Name
1978 Kansas City Royals
League
American League
Division
West
Calendar
Location
W-L Record
92-70 (.568)   GBL: -0
Rankings (Div/Lg/MLB)
1 / 4 / 6
Runs For/Against
743 / 634   Diff: +109
Playoffs
Lost ALCS (Yankees)
Playoff Series
Lost ALCS (Yankees)
Playoff Series
ALCS vs NYA (L 3-1)
General Manager(s)
Manager(s)
Ballpark
Spring Training W-L
Not available
Spring Ballpark
Top Draft Pick
Attendance
Attendance Rank
6
Payroll (usd$)
Payroll Rank
0
Years Active
1969-2020
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1978 MLB Franchise and Minor League Affiliates

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YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionLevelGWLWPctGBLRfRaDiffRankLgRankAttendanceAtt RankManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1978Kansas City RoyalsAmerican LeagueWestMLB1629270.5680743634109142,255,4936Whitey HerzogRoyals StadiumLost ALCS (Yankees)
1978Omaha RoyalsAmerican AssociationWestAAA1356669.4898649652-334139,4475John SullivanJohnny Rosenblatt StadiumLeague Champions
1978Jacksonville SunsSouthern LeagueEasternAA1427369.5148.5576516602386,8344Gordon MacKenzieSam W. Wolfson Baseball Parkdnq
1978Fort Myers RoyalsFlorida State LeagueSouthernA+1377166.5183560537234665,5744Gene LamontTerry Park BallfieldLost in Semi-Finals
1978Gulf Coast RoyalsGulf Coast League-Rk553124.5642268200682200Jose MartinezEd Smith Stadiumdnq
5 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 1978 Kansas City Royals

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    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Gerald AkoPRR0AAAJacksonville Suns (AA), Fort Myers Royals (A+)MIL
    B
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Mark BallingerPRR29MLBOmaha Royals (AAA)---
    German Barranca2BLR21MLBOmaha Royals (AAA), Jacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Randy Bass1BLR24MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    Roger BeguePBR19A+Gulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Buddy BiancalanaSS-2BBR18MLBGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Doug BirdPRR28MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Mitch BobingerPRL0AAAOmaha Royals (AAA), Jacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Steve BraunOF-3BLR30MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)SEA
    Raymond Bresnahan2BRR0A+Gulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    George Brett3B-1BLR25MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Steve BusbyPRR28MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA), Gulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    C
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    James CanfieldPLL0RkGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    William CasboltPLL0AAFort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Gary ChristensonPLL25MLBOmaha Royals (AAA), Jacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Jim ColbornPRR32MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)SEA
    Onix ConcepcionSS-2BRR20MLBFort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Jeff CornellPBR21MLBJacksonville Suns (AA), Gulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Al CowensOFRR26MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Jerry CramPRR30MLBOmaha Royals (AAA)---
    Dave Cripe3BRR27MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    Mark CunninghamIFRR0AAJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Ken CvejdlikPRR21AAAJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Chris CzarkaPRR0RkGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    D
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Mark DalyPRL23AAAOmaha Royals (AAA), Jacksonville Suns (AA)---
    James DavidsonOFRR0A+Gulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Art DeFilippisP-OFLL26AAAJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Mike DeneviSSRR25AAAOmaha Royals (AAA)---
    Bob DetherageOFRR23MLBOmaha Royals (AAA)---
    Chris DiLorenzoPRR0AAGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Paul Djakanow3BRR26AAAJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Rich DubeePBR20AAAJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    E
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Craig EatonPRR23MLBOmaha Royals (AAA), Jacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Bob EngelmeyerPLL22A+Fort Myers Royals (A+)---
    George EnrightCRR24MLBJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Jim EschenIFBR28AAAJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    F
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Larry FosterOFRR27AAAOmaha Royals (AAA), Jacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Steve FoucaultPLR28MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)DET
    Jim FullerOFRR27MLBOmaha Royals (AAA)PIT
    G
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Rich GalePRR24MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    Bob GangerPRR0AAFort Myers Royals (A+), Gulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Danny GarciaOF-1BLL24MLBFort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Jim GaudetCRR23MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    Kevin GillenOFLL21AAAJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Robert Glass3BRR24AAJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Ben GrzybekPLR20AAJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Larry GuraPBL30MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    H
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    John HaleyOFRR0AAJacksonville Suns (AA), Fort Myers Royals (A+), Gulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Steve HamrickPRL26AAAOmaha Royals (AAA)SEA
    Jeff HanslovanPLL0AAGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Elwaine HardtkePRR0A+Fort Myers Royals (A+), Gulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Daryl HarperIFBR0AAFort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Kevin HarveySSRR0RkGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    David HasbachPRR26AAAGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Andy HasslerPLL26MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)BOS
    Kelly Heath2BRR20MLBJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Erik HendricksPRR0AAFort Myers Royals (A+), Gulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    David HoggCRR21AAAFort Myers Royals (A+)---
    John HoscheidtOFRR24A+Fort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Al HraboskyPRL28MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Clint HurdleOFLR20MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    I
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Leo Ice3BLR0RkGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Ulises Infante2BRR18AGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Tim Ireland2B-1BRR25MLBOmaha Royals (AAA), Jacksonville Suns (AA)---
    J
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Andre JacksonOFLL0RkGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Patrick JacksonCRR0A+Gulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Ron Johnson1BRR22MLBFort Myers Royals (A+), Gulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    TJ JohnsonCRR21A+Fort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Mike JonesPLL18MLBFort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Sammie Lee JonesOFRR24AAJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    K
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Rudy Kinard2BRR28AAAOmaha Royals (AAA)---
    Tom KrattliOFLR23A+Fort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Art KusnyerCRR32MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    L
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    James Lackey---LL0A+Fort Myers Royals (A+), Gulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Pete LaCock1B-OFLL26MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Joe LahoudOFLL31MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Gary LancePBR29MLBOmaha Royals (AAA)---
    Bill LaskeyPRR20MLBJacksonville Suns (AA), Gulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    James LaughtonPRR0AGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Dennis LeonardPRR27MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Tod LewisCRR0AAGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Melville LowmanPRR20A+Fort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Jesse LuciousOFRR0RkGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    M
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    David MangrumPRR0RkGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Renie MartinPRR22MLBOmaha Royals (AAA), Fort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Frank McCannIFRR24AAAFort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Jim McCoyPRR21RkGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Randy McGilberryPBR24MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    Hal McRaeOFRR32MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    John MelodyPLL23A+Fort Myers Royals (A+)---
    William MillerPRR0A+Fort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Steve MingoriPLL34MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Michael MorleyPRL19AAAJacksonville Suns (AA), Fort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Darryl MotleyOFRR18MLBFort Myers Royals (A+), Gulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Brian Murphy2B-SSRR34AAAOmaha Royals (AAA)---
    N
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Brian NakamotoC-OFRR27AAAOmaha Royals (AAA)TEX
    Geoffrey NashOFLR0RkGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Douglas NelsonPLL23AAAJacksonville Suns (AA)PIT, PIT
    Jim NettlesOFLL31MLBOmaha Royals (AAA)---
    O
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Mike OndinaOFLR24AAAJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Larry OnesiPRR0A+Fort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Amos OtisOFRR31MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    P
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Darrell ParkerOFRR22AAAOmaha Royals (AAA)---
    Bill PaschallPRR24MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    Freddie PatekSSRR33MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Marty PattinPRR35MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Craig PerkinsCRR29AAAOmaha Royals (AAA)---
    Ken Phelps1BLL23MLBJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Craig PippinPRR20AAAGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Tom PoquetteOFLR26MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Darrell PorterCLR26MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Steven PorterOFRR0RkGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Raymond PrincePRR20A+Fort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Q
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jamie QuirkC-3BLR23MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)MIL
    Dan QuisenberryPRR25MLBJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    R
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Mickey Reichenbach1BLR0AAJacksonville Suns (AA), Fort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Angel RosaOFLL0RkGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Mark RyalOFLL18MLBGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    S
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jim SadowskiPRR26MLBOmaha Royals (AAA), Jacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Luis SilverioOFRR21MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    Paul SplittorffPLL31MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    T
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jerry TerrellSS-3BRR31MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Hal Thomasson3B-SSRR24AAJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    George ThroopPRR27MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    Raul TovarOFRR19AAAFort Myers Royals (A+), Gulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Ira Turner1BRR0AAGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    V
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Tony VilaPBR20A+Fort Myers Royals (A+), Gulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    Keith Vranesh3BRR0AGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    W
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Grady WarrenPRR20A+Fort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Anthony WashingtonOFRR0RkGulf Coast Royals (Rk)---
    U.L. WashingtonSSBR24MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    John WathanC-1BRR28MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Dennis WebbOFLR0AAFort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Phil Westendorf1BRR0AAFort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Frank White2BRR27MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Daniel WieserSSBR0AAAFort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Willie WilsonOFBR22MLBKansas City Royals (MLB)---
    Marvin Wooten1BLR0A+Fort Myers Royals (A+)---
    Gary WrightPLL25AAAOmaha Royals (AAA)---
    Y
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    William YarbroughIFRR21AAJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Z
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Joe ZdebOFRR25MLBKansas City Royals (MLB), Omaha Royals (AAA)---
    141 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