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1972 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

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W-L Record: 76-78 .494
Rank: 4th in American League West
Run Differential: 580-545 + 35
Roster Continuity 87.40% 2/24
Manager(s): Bob Lemon
General Manager: Cedric Tallis
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Ballpark: Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 707,656 19/24
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Jamie Quirk (#18) 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

John Mayberry (#6)
American League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9362.600--
8767.5655.5
7777.50015.5
7678.49416.5
7580.48418.0
54100.35138.5
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
9Lou PiniellaOF28   57465179
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4
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11
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72723459894425.312.356.441797.129.197.3311.7452.2253624
26Amos OtisOF25   54075158
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2
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11
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542812505933666.293.352.413765.120.243.3091.1849.1223605
37Freddie PatekSS27   51859110
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25
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4
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032337476434639.212.280.276556.064.205.2411.36--143577
7John Mayberry1B23   50365150
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3
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25
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1000278743131312.298.394.507901.209.360.3070.9520.1255588
1Cookie Rojas2B33   48749127
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25
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03
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53284135155717.261.315.331646.070.142.2720.85162.3161541
5Richie ScheinblumOF29   45060135
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66015840433319.300.383.418801.118.244.3140.6956.3188518
10Paul Schaal3B29   4354799
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41136159212314.228.323.326649.099.234.2490.9772.5142503
8Ed KirkpatrickC27   36443100
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4335515039144.275.365.396761.121.255.2940.9840.4144423
30Steve HovleyOF27   1962453
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2433242912412.270.351.352703.082.204.3031.2165.369226
15Bobby Floyd3B-SS28   134924
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0051052900104.179.209.201410.022.067.2295.80--27140
12Jerry MayC28   1161022
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400141302104.190.277.276553.086.207.2060.93116.032131
14Carl TaylorC28   1131730
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01141171611223.265.361.301662.035.212.3030.94--34135
19Bobby Knoop2B33   97823
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0070091601015.237.299.289588.052.144.2801.78--28107
18Gail Hopkins1B29   71115
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005007401002.211.282.239521.028.127.2240.57--1778
34Paul SplittorffP25   71916
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03004810702.225.276.254530.028.085.2542.00--1883
41Dick DragoP27   6844
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00050083610700.059.169.059228.000.118.1254.50--484
16Joe KeoughOF26   64814
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005208721100.219.324.250574.031.188.2460.88--1675
33Bob OliverOF29   63717
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61021200002.270.292.381673.111.159.3206.0063.02465
35Roger NelsonP28   5425
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00000031900400.093.140.093233.000.056.1436.33--561
43Bruce DalcantonP30   4134
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1
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0000011400501.098.119.122241.024.049.14814.00--547
32Mike HedlundP25   3216
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00000001700300.188.188.188376.000.000.400----635
2Ron HansenSS-3B34   3024
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0002003601001.133.212.133345.000.100.1672.00--433
6Jim Wohlford2B21   2536
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000002610000.240.321.280601.040.120.3163.00--728
23Al FitzmorrisP26   2314
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0000004300001.174.296.174470.000.174.2000.75--427
25Jim RookerP29   2012
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0002000500011.100.095.100195.000.000.125----221
20Monty MontgomeryP25   1723
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0030011000300.176.222.235457.059.118.42910.00--421
40Steve BusbyP22   1503
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004000300000.200.200.267467.067.067.250----415
29Tom MurphyP26   13300000001300500.000.071.00071.000.077.0003.00--019
22Tom BurgmeierP28   1224
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0000000400000.333.333.333666.000.000.500----412
36Ted AbernathyP39   6000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
17Dennis PaepkeC27   6000000001201000.000.143.000143.000.167.0002.00--07
25Mike JacksonP26   5000000000400100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
39Norm AngeliniP24   2000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
28Ken WrightP25   2000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
Batting Totals1975516758013172202678547854453471134577238134.255.323.353676.098.209.2811.3366.218235811
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
41Dick Drago27   12173.01343311210239.1230888022511355061.188.660.831.925.082.65
34Paul Splittorff25   12123.13353312200216.0189817511671406041.197.880.462.795.832.09
35Roger Nelson28   1162.08341910693173.1120414013311204010.876.240.681.616.243.87
43Bruce Dalcanton30   663.4135161082132.11355450729755211.249.200.481.985.112.59
32Mike Hedlund25   574.7829161040113.011967601041522141.429.480.803.274.141.27
23Al Fitzmorris26   253.7438200113101.09946421028516011.268.820.892.504.541.82
25Jim Rooker29   564.381810423072.0783735324443011.429.750.383.005.501.83
29Tom Murphy26   443.09189112170.1772624316340001.339.900.392.064.372.13
36Ted Abernathy39   341.714500025558.1441511219280031.096.830.312.954.341.47
20Monty Montgomery25   333.0598111056.1552119217240001.298.840.322.733.861.41
22Tom Burgmeier28   624.255100030955.1673226033180011.8210.960.005.402.950.55
40Steve Busby22   311.5855300040.0289718310000.906.300.231.806.983.88
25Mike Jackson26   126.3073000019.2241414014151001.9010.800.006.306.751.07
28Ken Wright25   125.001700011418.1151010015183011.677.500.007.509.001.20
39Norm Angelini24   212.25210005216.01344112162011.567.310.566.759.001.33
Batting Totals76783.243961544414110291381129354549785405801373241.238.430.552.645.221.98
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ed KirkpatrickC1089145904965.9916.29
Jerry MayC412941751341.9795.76
Carl TaylorC21154101622.9826.25
Dennis PaepkeC21814230.8428.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
John Mayberry1B14612491338827141.99510.23
Gail Hopkins1B138697217.99010.36
Carl Taylor1B64450213.98110.64
Ed Kirkpatrick1B120000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Cookie Rojas2B1311099265360982.9865.12
Bobby Knoop2B332286180424.9725.57
Jim Wohlford2B84871211.9503.55
Bobby Floyd2B2301001.0003.00
Ron Hansen2B110000.0000.00
Paul Schaal2B110000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Paul Schaal3B1231078772451816.9472.69
Bobby Floyd3B30212243423.9672.46
Cookie Rojas3B63707011.0001.70
Carl Taylor3B51514001.0003.00
Ron Hansen3B431115021.0004.65
Bobby Knoop3B470000.0000.00
Gail Hopkins3B1110001.0009.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Freddie PatekSS136118223051022113.9715.63
Bobby FloydSS291673049312.9634.25
Ron HansenSS62741311.9445.67
Cookie RojasSS2401001.0002.25
Paul SchaalSS110000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Lou PiniellaOF1491287275872.9761.98
Amos OtisOF1371190351633.9922.70
Richie ScheinblumOF1191005215682.9651.98
Steve HovleyOF67403103620.9822.43
Joe KeoughOF1691121011.0001.28
Bob OliverOF1614345110.9792.89
Carl TaylorOF72350001.0001.96
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Tom BurgmeierP515561310.9503.10
Ted AbernathyP455861232.8572.79
Al FitzmorrisP38101722031.0002.58
Bruce DalcantonP3513251411.9501.29
Paul SplittorffP35216651051.0002.38
Dick DragoP3423942825.9411.20
Roger NelsonP3417383311.9762.13
Mike HedlundP291131219031.0002.47
Norm AngeliniP211621001.0001.69
Tom MurphyP187031511.9472.31
Jim RookerP1872316011.0002.38
Ken WrightP171812001.0001.49
Monty MontgomeryP95637021.0001.60
Mike JacksonP7191711.8893.75
Steve BusbyP5401410.8331.13


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