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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
  • 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 1972 Kansas City Royals season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    36Ted AbernathyP6-4215R-R391955Not draftedMLB--
    39Norm AngeliniP5-11175L-L241972CIN: 1967-8-134MLB--
    22Tom BurgmeierP5-11185L-L281968Not draftedMLB--
    40Steve BusbyP6-2205R-R221972KCA: 1971-2-39MLB--
    43Bruce DalcantonP6-2205R-R301967Not draftedMLB--
    41Dick DragoP6-1190R-R271969Not draftedMLB--
    23Al FitzmorrisP6-2190B-R261969Not draftedMLB--
    15Bobby FloydSS-2B6-0181R-R281968Not draftedMLB--
    2Ron HansenSS6-3200R-R341958Not draftedMLB--
    32Mike HedlundP6-1190R-R251965Not draftedMLB--
    18Gail Hopkins1B5-10200L-R291968Not draftedMLB--
    30Steve HovleyOF5-10188L-L271969CAL: 1966-35-665MLB--
    25Mike JacksonP6-3190L-L261970Not draftedMLB--
    16Joe KeoughOF6-0185L-L261968KC1: 1965-2-21MLB--
    8Ed KirkpatrickOF-C5-11195L-R271962Not draftedMLB--
    19Bobby Knoop2B6-1170R-R331964Not draftedMLB--
    12Jerry MayC6-2195R-R281964Not draftedMLB--
    7John Mayberry1B6-3220L-L231968HOU: 1967-1-6MLB--
    20Monty MontgomeryP6-3200R-R251971KCA: 1968-9-204MLB--
    29Tom MurphyP6-3185R-R261968CAL: 1967-1-6MLB--
    35Roger NelsonP6-3205R-R281967MON: 1968-6-129MLB--
    33Bob Oliver1B-OF6-2215R-R291965Not draftedMLB--
    26Amos OtisOF5-11166R-R251967BOS: 1965-5-95MLB--
    17Dennis PaepkeC-OF6-0202R-R271969Not draftedMLB--
    37Freddie PatekSS5-5148R-R271968PIT: 1965-22-421MLB--
    9Lou PiniellaOF6-2199R-R281964Not draftedMLB--
    1Cookie Rojas2B5-10170R-R331962Not draftedMLB--
    25Jim RookerP6-0201R-L291968Not draftedMLB--
    10Paul Schaal3B5-11180R-R291964Not draftedMLB--
    5Richie ScheinblumOF6-1180B-R291965Not draftedMLB--
    34Paul SplittorffP6-3210L-L251970KCA: 1968-25-575MLB--
    14Carl TaylorC-OF6-2207R-R281968Not draftedMLB--
    6Jim WohlfordOF5-11175R-R211972KCA: 1970-3-61MLB--
    28Ken WrightP6-2210R-R251970Not draftedMLB--

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