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1977 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

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W-L Record: 102-60 .630
Rank: 1st in American League West
Run Differential: 822-651 + 171
Roster Continuity 79.99% 5/24
Manager(s): Whitey Herzog
General Manager: Joe Burke
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Ballpark: Royals Stadium
Attendance: 1,852,603 6/26
Playoffs: Lost ALCS (Yankees)
Top Draft Pick: Mike Jones (#21) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Steve Boros
Hitting Coach: Charlie Lau
Pitching Coach: Galen Cisco
Third Base Coach: Chuck Hiller

#1 Draft Picks

Darrell Porter (#4), John Mayberry (#6), Clint Hurdle (#9)
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 1977 Kansas City Royals season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    29Doug BirdP6-4180R-R271973SE1: 1969-8-152MLB--
    5George Brett3B-1B6-0205L-R241973KCA: 1971-2-29MLB--
    48Jim ColbornP6-0191R-R311969Not draftedMLB--
    18Al CowensOF6-2200R-R251974KCA: 1969-75-1028MLB--
    37Larry GuraP6-1185B-L291970CHN: 1969-2-40MLB--
    42Tom HallP6-0155L-L291968MIN: 1966-3-53MLB--
    16Andy HasslerP6-5220L-L251971CAL: 1969-25-581MLB--
    6Bob HeiseSS-2B6-0175R-R301967Not draftedMLB--
    9Clint HurdleOF6-3195L-R191977KCA: 1975-1-9MLB--
    8Pete LaCock1B-OF6-3210L-L251972CHN: 1970-1-20MLB--
    10Joe LahoudOF6-0202L-L301968Not draftedMLB--
    39Gary LanceP6-3195B-R281977CHN: 1967-20-382MLB--
    22Dennis LeonardP6-1190R-R261974KCA: 1972-2-42MLB--
    17Mark LittellP6-3210L-R241973KCA: 1971-12-276MLB--
    21Buck MartinezC5-11200R-R281969Not draftedMLB--
    7John Mayberry1B6-3220L-L281968HOU: 1967-1-6MLB--
    31Randy McGilberryP6-1195B-R231977KCA: 1975-14-321MLB--
    11Hal McRaeOF5-11185R-R311968CIN: 1965-6-117MLB--
    23Steve MingoriP5-10170L-L331970Not draftedMLB--
    3Dave Nelson2B-3B5-10160R-R331968Not draftedMLB--
    26Amos OtisOF5-11166R-R301967BOS: 1965-5-95MLB--
    2Freddie PatekSS5-5148R-R321968PIT: 1965-22-421MLB--
    33Marty PattinP5-11180R-R341968CAL: 1965-7-127MLB--
    25Tom PoquetteOF5-10175L-R251973KCA: 1970-4-81MLB--
    15Darrell PorterC6-0193L-R251971MIL: 1970-1-4MLB--
    1Cookie Rojas2B5-10170R-R381962Not draftedMLB--
    34Paul SplittorffP6-3210L-L301970KCA: 1968-25-575MLB--
    35George ThroopP6-7205R-R261975KCA: 1972-16-378MLB--
    30U.L. WashingtonSS5-11175B-R231977Not draftedMLB--
    12John WathanC-1B6-2205R-R271976KCA: 1971-1-4MLB--
    20Frank White2B5-11175R-R261973Not draftedMLB--
    32Willie WilsonOF6-3195B-R211976LAN: 1974-16-381MLB--
    19Joe ZdebOF5-11185R-R241977KCA: 1971-4-78MLB--

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