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1977 KANSAS CITY ROYALS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  
Team Record:  102-60   .630
Result:   1st in American League - West Division
Manager(s):  Whitey Herzog
General Manager:   Joe Burke
Stadium:  Royals Stadium
Attendance:  1,852,603
Playoffs:  Lost ALCS (Yankees)

Kansas City Royals affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Cookie Rojas (38)
Youngest Player:  Clint Hurdle (19)
Longest Tenure:  Paul Splittorff, Buck Martinez, Amos Otis, Cookie Rojas (8)
Top Hitter:  Hal McRae (3)
Top Pitcher:  Dennis Leonard (1)
Top Draft Pick:  Mike Jones (#21)

Roster Continuity:  79.99%
American League Standings
WestWLPctGB
KC Royals10260.630--
Texas9468.5808.0
Chi White Sox9072.55612.0
Minnesota8477.52217.5
California7488.45728.0
Seattle6498.39538.0
Oakland6398.39138.5

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
29Doug BirdPMLB6-4180RightRight3/5/195027Corona,California19698152Sep

5George Brett3B-1BMLB6-0205LeftRight5/15/195324Glen Dale,West Virginia1971229KC
48Jim ColbornPMLB6-0191RightRight5/22/194631Fayetteville,North Carolina1967UDFA CHC
18Al CowensOFMLB6-2200RightRight10/25/195125Los Angeles,California1969751026KC
37Larry GuraPMLB6-1185BothLeft11/26/194729Joliet,Illinois1969240CHC
42Tom HallPMLB6-0155LeftLeft11/23/194729Thomasville,North Carolina1966353MIN
16Andy HasslerPMLB6-5220LeftLeft10/18/195125Texas City,Texas196925579CAL
6Bob HeiseSS-2BMLB6-0175RightRight5/12/194730San Antonio,Texas1966UDFA NYM
9Clint HurdleOFMLB6-3195LeftRight7/30/195719Big Rapids,Michigan197519KC
8Pete LaCock1B-OFMLB6-3210LeftLeft1/17/195225Burbank,California1970120CHC
10Joe LahoudOFMLB6-0202LeftLeft4/14/194730Danbury,Connecticut1966UDFA BOS
39Gary LancePMLB6-3195BothRight9/21/194828Greenville,South Carolina196720381CHC
22Dennis LeonardPMLB6-1190RightRight5/8/195126Brooklyn,New York1972242KC
17Mark LittellPMLB6-3210LeftRight1/17/195324Cape Girardeau,Missouri197112267KC
21Buck MartinezCMLB5-11200RightRight11/7/194828Redding,California1967UDFA PHI
7John Mayberry1BMLB6-3220LeftLeft2/18/194928Detroit,Michigan196716HOU
31Randy McGilberryPMLB6-1195BothRight10/29/195323Mobile,Alabama197514321KC
11Hal McRaeOFMLB5-11185RightRight7/10/194531Avon Park,Florida19656117CIN
23Steve MingoriPMLB5-10170LeftLeft2/29/194433Kansas City,Missouri1965UDFA CIN
3Dave Nelson2B-3BMLB5-10160RightRight6/20/194433Fort Sill,Oklahoma1964UDFA CLE
26Amos OtisOFMLB5-11166RightRight4/26/194730Mobile,Alabama1965595BOS
2Freddie PatekSSMLB5-5148RightRight10/9/194432Seguin,Texas196522421PIT
33Marty PattinPMLB5-11180RightRight4/6/194334Charleston,Illinois19657127CAL
25Tom PoquetteOFMLB5-10175LeftRight10/30/195125Eau Claire,Wisconsin1970480KC
15Darrell PorterCMLB6-0193LeftRight1/17/195225Joplin,Missouri197014MIL
1Cookie Rojas2BMLB5-10170RightRight3/6/193938Havana,Cuba1956UDFA CIN
34Paul SplittorffPMLB6-3210LeftLeft10/8/194630Evansville,Indiana196825574KC
35George ThroopPMLB6-7205RightRight11/24/195026Pasadena,California197216378KC
30U.L. WashingtonSSMLB5-11175BothRight10/27/195323Stringtown,Oklahoma1973UDFA KC
12John WathanC-1BMLB6-2205RightRight10/4/194927Cedar Rapids,Iowa197114KC
20Frank White2BMLB5-11175RightRight9/4/195026Greenville,Mississippi1970UDFA KC
32Willie WilsonOFMLB6-3195BothRight7/9/195521Montgomery,Alabama197416379LAD
19Joe ZdebOFMLB5-11185RightRight6/27/195324Compton,Illinois1971475KC
Team PersonnelPosition 
Steve BorosAssistant Coach 
Joe BurkeGeneral Manager 
Galen CiscoPitching Coach 
Whitey HerzogManager 
Chuck HillerThird Base Coach 
Charlie LauHitting Coach 
Denny MatthewsBroadcaster 
Steve ShannonBroadcaster 
Fred WhiteBroadcaster 


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