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1971 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

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W-L Record: 85-76 .528
Rank: 2nd in American League West
Run Differential: 603-566 + 37
Manager(s): Bob Lemon
General Manager: Cedric Tallis
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Ballpark: Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 910,784 19/24
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Roy Branch (#5) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: George Strickland
Hitting Coach: Charlie Lau
Pitching Coach: Galen Cisco
Third Base Coach: Harry Dunlop

#1 Draft Picks

American League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
10160.627--
8576.52816.0
7983.48822.5
7686.46925.5
7486.46226.5
6992.42932.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
2,37Freddie PatekSS2659186158
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11
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6
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364914448053716.267.323.371694.103.237.3001.8298.5219648
26Amos OtisOF2455580167
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26
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4
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15
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795284074222818.301.345.443788.142.294.3211.8537.0246607
10Paul Schaal3B2854880150
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31
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6
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11
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63751035125069.274.387.412799.139.330.2830.5049.8226659
9Lou PiniellaOF2744843125
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5
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3
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51532143240512.279.311.368679.089.141.3002.05149.3165476
1Cookie Rojas2B3241456124
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2
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6
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59833935231712.300.357.406763.106.213.3110.9069.0168463
33Bob Oliver1B-OF283733591
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12
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2
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8
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52001488531513.244.277.351628.107.145.2946.2946.6131398
8Ed KirkpatrickOF-C263654680
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12
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1
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9
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46344860281711.219.308.332640.112.241.2341.2540.6121423
16Joe KeoughOF253513487
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30063526153210.248.316.325641.077.160.2590.74117.0114392
39Gail Hopkins1B282953582
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9
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4731371349128.278.364.431795.153.285.2650.3532.8127339
12Jerry MayC272181655
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2
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2400273708047.252.329.344673.092.216.2931.37218.075249
19Bobby Knoop2B321611433
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1110153601226.205.270.286556.081.180.2542.40161.046180
17Dennis PaepkeC-OF261521131
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140082901016.204.242.283525.079.132.2383.6376.043161
7Chuck Harrison1B30143931
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2100111902041.217.266.287553.070.147.2301.7371.541158
41Dick DragoP2677310
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3
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0040084400701.130.212.169381.039.143.3035.50--1392
32Mike HedlundP246826
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00020022600501.088.114.088202.000.029.14313.00--675
15Bobby FloydSS-2B2766810
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0020072100000.152.233.197430.045.152.2223.00--1373
49Sandy ValdespinoOF32631020
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15002500002.317.338.508846.190.222.3212.5031.53265
25Paul SplittorffP244835
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001003800101.104.157.125282.021.083.1252.67--652
43Bruce DalcantonP294644
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00020011900600.087.106.087193.000.022.14819.00--453
6Buck MartinezC224637
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001015900111.152.231.196427.043.130.1841.80--953
23Al FitzmorrisP2544611
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0030001600210.250.244.273517.023.023.379----1247
44Carl TaylorOF273937
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00030151300021.179.261.179440.000.103.2502.60--746
15Rich SeversonSS-2B263049
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02
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01003500000.300.364.433797.133.233.3601.67--1333
5Ted SavageOF352925
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0001203600002.172.250.172422.000.172.2172.00--532
28Ken WrightP242212
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00000011000100.091.130.091221.000.045.16710.00--224
22Tom BurgmeierP272025
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000001700000.250.286.350636.100.150.3857.00--721
40Jim YorkP231712
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3001700000.118.167.353520.235.294.1117.0017.0618
36Ted AbernathyP381301
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0000000700100.077.077.077154.000.000.167----114
29Bill ButlerP241201
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00010001000010.083.077.083160.000.000.333----113
13Jim RookerP2810000000002400100.000.167.000167.000.200.0002.00--013
27Wally BunkerP269000000001500000.000.100.000100.000.111.0005.00--010
27Lance ClemonsP23742
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1001100100.286.3751.0001375.714.857.2001.007.079
20Monty MontgomeryP247000000001300100.000.125.000125.000.143.0003.00--09
35Roger NelsonP27622
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0000001200000.333.429.333762.000.167.5002.00--27
25Mike McCormickP322000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
Batting Totals19625295603132322540805731304649081925544559128.250.310.353663.103.211.2791.6766.218685889
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
41Dick Drago2617112.99353415400241251848014461094091.239.370.521.724.072.37
32Mike Hedlund241582.713230711020516868621572762011.177.340.663.153.321.06
25Paul Splittorff24892.69222263001441294943435801041.148.060.252.195.002.29
43Bruce Dalcanton29863.45252220101411446354844583001.339.190.512.813.701.32
23Al Fitzmorris25754.183615216012711261596555315111.317.940.433.903.760.96
40Jim York23552.9053000213937032307441034031.236.770.684.269.972.34
22Tom Burgmeier27971.7467000341788712317330442071.157.260.313.074.501.47
36Ted Abernathy38462.5663000462381602823350551061.366.670.335.566.111.10
28Ken Wright24363.692112113178663432647563031.457.620.695.426.461.19
13Jim Rooker28275.33207113054593532224314011.549.830.334.005.171.29
29Bill Butler24123.48146003044451917618320001.439.201.233.686.551.78
35Roger Nelson27015.2913100403435202015290001.189.260.261.327.685.80
27Wally Bunker26235.067600103235191876150001.289.841.971.694.222.50
27Lance Clemons23104.13103002024261611212202011.589.750.754.507.501.67
20Monty Montgomery24302.1432001021165503120000.906.860.001.295.144.00
25Mike McCormick32009.0041001091410100520001.9012.600.004.501.800.40
Pitching Totals85763.254251613411127441420130156651384496775411361.278.250.533.144.911.56
PlayerAgePC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDHP %C %1B %2B %3B %SS %LF %CF %RF %OF %POAE
Ted Abernathy38630000000000.933------------------8202
Wally Bunker26700000000001.000------------------150
Tom Burgmeier27670000000000.972------------------7281
Bill Butler24140000000000.875------------------071
Lance Clemons23100000000000.833------------------141
Bruce Dalcanton29250000000000.931------------------11162
Dick Drago26350000000000.961------------------7422
Al Fitzmorris25360000000000.952------------------15252
Bobby Floyd27000811500000------1.000--.970--------34562
Chuck Harrison30003900000000----.992--------------335243
Mike Hedlund24320000000000.969------------------16472
Gail Hopkins28008300000000----.990--------------669577
Joe Keough250000000001000------------------.98216443
Ed Kirkpatrick260590000000610--.979--------------.992412308
Bobby Knoop32000521000000------.968------------891207
Buck Martinez22021000000000--.968----------------8463
Jerry May27071000000000--.997----------------314381
Mike McCormick32400000000001.000------------------180
Monty Montgomery24300000000001.000------------------230
Roger Nelson271300000000001.000------------------290
Bob Oliver280068020000480----.988--.833--------.990566378
Amos Otis240000000001440------------------.990404104
Dennis Paepke260320000000170--.994--------------.913160153
Freddie Patek260000014700000----------.968--------30145925
Lou Piniella270000000001150------------------.98620163
Cookie Rojas320001110200010------.991--1.000--------2542935
Jim Rooker28200000000000.857------------------151
Ted Savage3500000000090------------------1.000420
Paul Schaal280000161000000--------.940----------10733528
Rich Severson2600061600000------1.000--.920--------15352
Paul Splittorff24220000000000.951------------------7322
Carl Taylor27000000000120------------------.9642701
Sandy Valdespino32000000000150------------------.9501811
Ken Wright24210000000000.944------------------1161
Jim York23530000000000.941------------------6101


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