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1982 Kansas City RoyalsSeason Roster
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George Brett played for the 1982 Kansas City Royals
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameRoyals
LocationKansas City,Missouri
Record90-72 (2nd in American League West)League Rank4thMLB Rank5th
BallparkRoyals Stadium
ManagerDick HowserGeneral ManagerJohn Schuerholz
CoachesCloyd Boyer (Pitching Coach), Rocky Colavito (Hitting Coach), Jose Martinez (First Base Coach), Joe Nossek (Third Base Coach), Jimmie Schaffer (Bullpen Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickJohn Morris (#10)
Attendance2,284,464 (Rank: 5th)
Minor League AffiliatesOmaha Royals (AAA) 71-66 ... Jacksonville Suns (AA) 83-61 ... Fort Myers Royals (A+) 69-68 ... Charleston (sc) Royals (A) 74-66 ... Butte Copper Kings (Rk) 41-29 ... Gulf Coast Royals (Rk) 28-35 ...
Years Available1969-2018

Team History -- 1982 Statistics -- 1982 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 
The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1982 Kansas City Royals.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1982 baseball season.

1982 Kansas City Royals Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
24Willie Aikens1B6-3 220 L-R 1954-10-14 27Seneca,South Carolina MLB1974-19861977-1985Seneca (Seneca,SC)South Carolina St
1975- 1-   2-CAL
 
31Mike ArmstrongP6-3 206 R-R 1954-03-07 28Glen Cove,New York MLB1974-19871980-1987North Shore (Sea Cliff,NY)Miami
1974- 1-  24-CIN
 
1Buddy BiancalanaSS5-11 160 B-R 1960-02-02 22Larkspur,California MLB1978-19881982-1987Redwood (Larkspur,CA)
1978- 1-  25-KCA
 
40Bud BlackP6-2 185 L-L 1957-06-30 25San Mateo,California MLB1978-19951981-1995Mark Morris (Longview,WA)San Diego St
1979-17- 417-SEA
 
33Vida BlueP6-0 189 B-L 1949-07-28 32Mansfield,Louisiana MLB1968-19861969-1986DeSoto (Mansfield,LA)
1967- 2-  27-KC1
 
37Derek BotelhoP6-2 180 R-R 1956-08-02 25Long Beach,California MLB1976-19881982-1985Boca Raton Community (Boca Raton,FL)Miami-Dade Col
1976- 2-  42-PHI
 
5George Brett3B6-0 205 L-R 1953-05-15 29Glen Dale,West Virginia MLB1971-19931973-1993El Segundo (El Segundo,CA)El Camino Col
1971- 2-  29-KCA
 
39Bill CastroP5-11 170 R-R 1953-12-13 28Santiago,Dom Rep MLB1971-19831974-1983  
1970-   UDFA-MIL
 
2Onix ConcepcionSS-2B5-6 180 R-R 1957-10-05 24Dorado,Puerto Rico MLB1976-19871980-1987  
1976-   UDFA-KCA
 
21Keith CreelP6-2 180 R-R 1959-02-04 23Dallas,Texas MLB1978-19871982-1987Duncanville (Duncanville,TX)Texas
1980- 1-   6-PIT
 
28Dave FrostP6-6 235 R-R 1952-11-17 29Long Beach,California MLB1971-19831977-1982Millikan (Long Beach,CA)Stanford U., Long Beach City Col
1974-18- 412-CHA
 
23Cesar GeronimoOF6-2 170 L-L 1948-03-11 34El Seybo,Dom Rep MLB1967-19831969-1983  
1967-   UDFA-NYA
 
32Larry GuraP6-1 185 B-L 1947-11-26 34Joliet,Illinois MLB1969-19851970-1985Joliet East (Joliet,IL)Arizona St
1969- 2-  40-CHN
 
27Steve HammondOF6-2 190 L-R 1957-05-09 25Atlanta,Georgia MLB1978-19861982-1982   Florida St
1974- 4-  75-CAL
 
45Kelly Heath2B5-7 155 R-R 1957-09-04 24Plattsburgh,New York MLB1977-19901982-1982Junius H. Rose (Greenville,NC)Louisburg Col
1977- 7- 177-KCA
 
48Don HoodP6-2 180 L-L 1949-10-16 32Florence,South Carolina MLB1969-19831973-1983Southside (Florence,SC)
1969- 1-  17-BAL
 
15Tim Ireland2B6-0 180 R-R 1953-03-14 29Oakland,California MLB1973-19851981-1982   Chabot Col
1973-25- 563-MON
 
36Grant JacksonP6-0 190 B-L 1942-09-28 39Fostoria,Ohio MLB1962-19821965-1982Fostoria (Fostoria,OH)Bowling Green St
1961-   UDFA-PHI
 
35Ron Johnson1B6-3 215 R-R 1956-03-23 26Long Beach,California MLB1978-19851982-1984   Fresno St
1978-24- 595-KCA
 
22Dennis LeonardP6-1 190 R-R 1951-05-08 31Brooklyn,New York MLB1972-19861974-1986Oceanside (Oceanside,NY)Iona Col
1972- 2-  42-KCA
 
25Jerry MartinOF6-1 195 R-R 1949-05-11 33Columbia,South Carolina MLB1971-19841974-1984Olympia (Columbia,SC)Furman U.
1971-   UDFA-PHI
 
14Lee May1B6-3 205 R-R 1943-03-23 39Birmingham,Alabama MLB1961-19821965-1982A.H. Parker (Birmingham,AL)
1961-   UDFA-CIN
 
11Hal McRaeDH5-11 185 R-R 1945-07-10 36Avon Park,Florida MLB1965-19871968-1987Avon Park (Avon Park,FL)Florida A&M U.
1965- 6- 117-CIN
 
26Amos OtisOF5-11 166 R-R 1947-04-26 35Mobile,Alabama MLB1965-19841967-1984Williamson (Mobile,AL)
1965- 5-  95-BOS
 
3Tom PoquetteOF5-10 175 L-R 1951-10-30 30Eau Claire,Wisconsin MLB1970-19821973-1982Memorial (Eau Claire,WI)
1970- 4-  81-KCA
 
4Greg Pryor3B6-0 186 R-R 1949-10-02 32Marietta,Ohio MLB1970-19861976-1986Maynard Evans (Orlando,FL)Florida So.Col
1971- 6- 130-WS2
 
9Jamie QuirkC6-4 200 L-R 1954-10-22 27Whittier,California MLB1972-19921975-1992St. Paul (Santa Fe Springs,CA)Whittier Col
1972- 1-  18-KCA
 
29Dan QuisenberryP6-2 185 R-R 1953-02-07 29Santa Monica,California MLB1975-19901979-1990Costa Mesa (Costa Mesa,CA)La Verne
1975-   UDFA-KCA
 
38Bombo RiveraOF5-10 187 R-R 1952-08-02 29Ponce,Puerto Rico MLB1970-19831975-1982  
1970-   UDFA-MON
 
57Mark RyalOF6-1 185 L-L 1960-04-28 22Henryetta,Oklahoma MLB1978-19921982-1990Henryetta (Henryetta,OK)
1978- 3-  77-KCA
 
7Don SlaughtC6-1 190 R-R 1958-09-11 23Long Beach,California MLB1979-19971982-1997Palos Verdes Peninsula (Rollings Hills Estates,CA)UCLA, El Camino Col
1980- 7- 172-KCA
 
34Paul SplittorffP6-3 210 L-L 1946-10-08 35Evansville,Indiana MLB1968-19841970-1984Arlington (Arlington Heights,IL)Morningside Col
1968-25- 575-KCA
 
27,36Bob TuftsP6-5 215 L-L 1955-11-02 26Medford,Massachusetts MLB1974-19831981-1983Lynnfield (Lynnfield,MA)Princeton U.
1977-12- 296-SFN
 
30U.L. WashingtonSS5-11 175 B-R 1953-10-27 28Stringtown,Oklahoma MLB1973-19921977-1987Stringtown (Stringtown,OK)
1972-   UDFA-KCA
 
12John WathanC6-2 205 R-R 1949-10-04 32Cedar Rapids,Iowa MLB1971-19851976-1985St. Augustine (San Diego,CA)San Diego
1971- 1-   4-KCA
 
16Dennis Werth1B6-1 200 R-R 1952-12-29 29Lincoln,Illinois MLB1974-19841979-1982Mount Pulaski (Mount Pulaski,IL)So.Illinois U.-Edwardsville
1974-19- 437-NYA
 
20Frank White2B5-11 175 R-R 1950-09-04 31Greenville,Mississippi MLB1971-19901973-1990Lincoln Academy (Kansas City,MO)South Carolina Area Trade School
1970-   UDFA-KCA
 
6Willie WilsonOF6-3 195 B-R 1955-07-09 26Montgomery,Alabama MLB1974-20091976-1994Summit (Summit,NJ)
1974-16- 381-LAN
 
35Jim WrightP6-5 205 R-R 1955-03-03 27St. Joseph,Missouri MLB1973-19831981-1982Benton (St. Joseph,MO)
1973- 5-  98-PHI
 
39 Players