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1973 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

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W-L Record: 88-74 .543
Rank: 2nd in American League West
Run Differential: 755-752 + 3
Roster Continuity 73.32% 12/24
Manager(s): Jack McKeon
General Manager: Cedric Tallis
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Ballpark: Royals Stadium
Attendance: 1,345,341 10/24
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Lew Olsen (#9) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

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

#1 Draft Picks

John Mayberry (#6), Wayne Simpson (#8)
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 1973 Kansas City Royals season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    39Norm AngeliniP5-11175L-L251972CIN: 1967-8-134MLB--
    2Kurt Bevacqua3B-2B6-1185R-R261971ATL: 1967-6-102MLB--
    29Doug BirdP6-4180R-R231973SE1: 1969-8-152MLB--
    25George Brett3B-1B6-0205L-R201973KCA: 1971-2-29MLB--
    22Tom BurgmeierP5-11185L-L291968Not draftedMLB--
    40Steve BusbyP6-2205R-R231972KCA: 1971-2-39MLB--
    43Bruce DalcantonP6-2205R-R311967Not draftedMLB--
    41Dick DragoP6-1190R-R281969Not draftedMLB--
    39Al FitzmorrisP6-2190B-R271969Not draftedMLB--
    15Bobby FloydSS-2B6-0181R-R291968Not draftedMLB--
    32Gene GarberP5-10175R-R251969PIT: 1965-20-382MLB--
    16Fran HealyC6-5220R-R261969Not draftedMLB--
    27Joe HoernerP6-1200R-L361963Not draftedMLB--
    18Gail Hopkins1B5-10200L-R301968Not draftedMLB--
    30Steve HovleyOF5-10188L-L281969CAL: 1966-35-665MLB--
    25Mike JacksonP6-3190L-L271970Not draftedMLB--
    8Ed KirkpatrickOF-C5-11195L-R281962Not draftedMLB--
    27Mark LittellP6-3210L-R201973KCA: 1971-12-276MLB--
    42Keith MarshallOF6-2175R-R211973KCA: 1969-5-119MLB--
    42Buck MartinezC5-11200R-R241969Not draftedMLB--
    12Jerry MayC6-2195R-R291964Not draftedMLB--
    7John Mayberry1B6-3220L-L241968HOU: 1967-1-6MLB--
    11Hal McRaeOF5-11185R-R271968CIN: 1965-6-117MLB--
    23Steve MingoriP5-10170L-L291970Not draftedMLB--
    17Frank Ortenzio1B6-2215R-R221973KCA: 1969-47-958MLB--
    26Amos OtisOF5-11166R-R261967BOS: 1965-5-95MLB--
    37Freddie PatekSS5-5148R-R281968PIT: 1965-22-421MLB--
    9Lou PiniellaOF6-2199R-R291964Not draftedMLB--
    5Tom PoquetteOF5-10175L-R211973KCA: 1970-4-81MLB--
    20Barry RazianoP5-10175B-R261973NYN: 1965-47-748MLB--
    12Rick ReichardtOF6-3215R-R301964Not draftedMLB--
    1Cookie Rojas2B5-10170R-R341962Not draftedMLB--
    10Paul Schaal3B5-11180R-R301964Not draftedMLB--
    45Wayne SimpsonP6-3220R-R241970CIN: 1967-1-8MLB--
    34Paul SplittorffP6-3210L-L261970KCA: 1968-25-575MLB--
    14Carl TaylorC-OF6-2207R-R291968Not draftedMLB--
    19Frank White2B5-11175R-R221973Not draftedMLB--
    6Jim WohlfordOF5-11175R-R221972KCA: 1970-3-61MLB--
    28Ken WrightP6-2210R-R261970Not draftedMLB--

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