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1978 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

+ American League
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W-L Record: 92-70 .568
Rank: 1st in American League West
Run Differential: 743-634 + 109
Manager(s): Whitey Herzog
General Manager: Joe Burke
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Ballpark: Royals Stadium
Attendance: 2,255,493 6/26
Playoffs: Lost ALCS (Yankees)
Top Draft Pick: Buddy Biancalana (#25) 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), Clint Hurdle (#9), Jamie Quirk (#18)
American League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9270.568--
8775.5375.0
8775.5375.0
7389.45119.0
7190.44120.5
6993.42623.0
56104.35035.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
7Randy Bass242000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
3Steve BraunOF301371636
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10
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1
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01432281601111.263.386.350736.088.299.2950.57--48167
5George Brett3B2551079150
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45
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8
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9
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62237393516356.294.341.467808.173.280.2990.9056.7238557
18Al CowensOF2648563133
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24
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8
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5
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631463154631117.274.311.388699.113.194.2931.7497.0188528
31Dave Cripe3B271312
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0001000200000.154.154.154308.000.000.182----213
37Jim GaudetC238000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----08
9Clint HurdleOF-1B2041748110
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25
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5
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7
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5613568411166.264.347.398745.134.264.3101.5059.6166480
21Art KusnyerC321313
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1
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01
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2002400000.231.333.538871.308.462.2502.0013.0715
8Pete LaCock1B263224495
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21
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2
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5
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4810212702138.295.335.419754.124.193.3071.2964.4135347
10Joe LahoudOF-DH311602
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0000000100000.125.125.125250.000.000.133----216
11Hal McRaeDH3262390170
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39
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5
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16
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7217851626611115.273.323.429752.156.252.2771.2238.9267686
26Amos OtisOF3148674145
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30
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7
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22
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9632866544711010.298.375.525900.226.412.2930.8222.1255563
2Freddie PatekSS3344054109
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463811425611946.248.311.318629.070.227.2771.33220.0140495
25Tom PoquetteOF262041644
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302014901266.216.259.338597.123.201.2030.6451.069226
15Darrell PorterC2652077138
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6
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780575752141413.265.356.444800.179.313.2781.0028.9231600
10Jamie Quirk3B232936
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002005400000.207.324.276600.069.241.2400.80--834
17Luis SilverioOF211176
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03112300100.545.615.9091524.364.545.7501.50--1014
1Jerry Terrell2B-3B311331427
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0088441300914.203.225.211436.008.068.2233.25--28147
30U.L. WashingtonSS241291034
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09126102000212.264.314.295609.031.155.3092.00--38142
12John Wathan1B281901957
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282131241335.300.306.395701.095.116.3074.0095.075199
20Frank White2B2746166127
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501310265931922.275.313.399712.124.187.3022.2765.9184498
6Willie WilsonOF221984343
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0164612163320522.217.273.278551.061.313.2572.06--55221
19Joe ZdebOF251271832
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0113071800522.252.287.315602.063.142.2882.57--40141
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BBBABIP
29Doug Bird665.2740600131981106358831489221.4210.000.732.824.361.55-1.821
34Paul Splittorff19133.40393813200262244113992260763031.168.380.762.062.611.27-2.265
33Marty Pattin333.303252012478724129825301021.238.200.912.853.421.20-1.684
43Bill Paschall013.3720001186330050010.756.750.000.005.62---1.200
23Steve Mingori142.744500021769642521516281031.168.350.652.093.651.75-1.788
28,31Randy McGilberry014.15180009025271612218120001.739.350.696.234.150.67-1.786
22Dennis Leonard21173.33404020400294283125109277818312091.228.630.822.385.582.35-1.219
39Al Hrabosky872.8858000472075522424635602111.166.240.724.207.201.71-.697
16Andy Hassler144.34119101058763628124263101.7211.790.163.724.031.08--
32Larry Gura1642.723526821022118373671360811141.097.420.532.433.281.35-1.809
38Rich Gale1483.0931309300192171786610100885031.418.020.474.694.120.88-1.643
16Steve Foucault004.5030002025110100003.0022.500.004.500.000.00--
48Jim Colborn124.828300102831181541280001.549.961.293.862.570.67--
40Steve Busby107.7175001021241818215100121.8610.290.866.434.290.67-1.833
35George Throop100.0010000032000320001.676.000.009.006.000.67-1.000


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