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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
Roster Continuity 66.23% 20/24
Manager(s): Bob Lemon
General Manager: Cedric Tallis
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Ballpark: Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 910,784 19/24
Playoffs: Did not qualify
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
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1971 Kansas City Royals season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    36Ted AbernathyP6-4215R-R381955Not draftedMLB--
    27Wally BunkerP6-2197R-R261963Not draftedMLB--
    22Tom BurgmeierP5-11185L-L271968Not draftedMLB--
    29Bill ButlerP6-2210L-L241969DET: 1965-37-662MLB--
    27Lance ClemonsP6-2205L-L231971KCA: 1968-7-156MLB--
    43Bruce DalcantonP6-2205R-R291967Not draftedMLB--
    41Dick DragoP6-1190R-R261969Not draftedMLB--
    23Al FitzmorrisP6-2190B-R251969Not draftedMLB--
    15Bobby FloydSS-2B6-0181R-R271968Not draftedMLB--
    7Chuck Harrison1B5-10190R-R301965Not draftedMLB--
    32Mike HedlundP6-1190R-R241965Not draftedMLB--
    39Gail Hopkins1B5-10200L-R281968Not draftedMLB--
    16Joe KeoughOF6-0185L-L251968KC1: 1965-2-21MLB--
    8Ed KirkpatrickOF-C5-11195L-R261962Not draftedMLB--
    19Bobby Knoop2B6-1170R-R321964Not draftedMLB--
    6Buck MartinezC5-11200R-R221969Not draftedMLB--
    12Jerry MayC6-2195R-R271964Not draftedMLB--
    25Mike McCormickP6-2195L-L321956Not draftedMLB--
    20Monty MontgomeryP6-3200R-R241971KCA: 1968-9-204MLB--
    35Roger NelsonP6-3205R-R271967MON: 1968-6-129MLB--
    33Bob Oliver1B-OF6-2215R-R281965Not draftedMLB--
    26Amos OtisOF5-11166R-R241967BOS: 1965-5-95MLB--
    17Dennis PaepkeC-OF6-0202R-R261969Not draftedMLB--
    2,37Freddie PatekSS5-5148R-R261968PIT: 1965-22-421MLB--
    9Lou PiniellaOF6-2199R-R271964Not draftedMLB--
    1Cookie Rojas2B5-10170R-R321962Not draftedMLB--
    13Jim RookerP6-0201R-L281968Not draftedMLB--
    5Ted SavageOF6-1185R-R351962Not draftedMLB--
    10Paul Schaal3B5-11180R-R281964Not draftedMLB--
    15Rich SeversonSS-2B6-0174R-R261970Not draftedMLB--
    25Paul SplittorffP6-3210L-L241970KCA: 1968-25-575MLB--
    44Carl TaylorC-OF6-2207R-R271968Not draftedMLB--
    49Sandy ValdespinoOF5-8170L-L321965Not draftedMLB--
    28Ken WrightP6-2210R-R241970Not draftedMLB--
    40Jim YorkP6-3200R-R231970KCA: 1969-16-383MLB--

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