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1978 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

+ Batting and Pitching Feats and Milestones
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
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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
Full League Standings
  • Batting and Pitching Feats may not always be a positive accomplishment. Outlying negative performances may also be highlighted.
  • Batting Feats and Milestones
    U.L. WashingtonKCACLEW 5-4 @CLE2010000301000100113 stolen bases
    Al CowensKCABALW 4-2 vs BAL40202030000000005473 Triples
    George BrettKCAMILW 7-6 vs MIL51410010000000006204 hits
    Al CowensKCAMILW 11-2 vs MIL30100020001000205612 sacrifice flies
    Willie WilsonKCAMILW 11-2 vs MIL4430100101100000414 runs scored
    Amos OtisKCAMILW 3-0 vs MIL403100030000000012543 stolen bases
    Freddie PatekKCAMINW 6-3 vs MIN414000120000000013144 hits
    Darrell PorterKCACHAW 13-2 vs CHA51512010000000007101 Triples, 5 hits
    Hal McRaeKCACLEW 6-5 vs CLE413000121010000010001000th career game
    Hal McRaeKCAOAKL 4-5 vs OAK222200000201000010041000th career hit
    Joe ZdebKCAOAKL 2-4 @OAK40000000004000001384 strikeouts
    George BrettKCABALW 3-1 vs BAL51400000000000006704 hits
    Hal McRaeKCAMILW 9-2 @MIL30100011000100101023500th career RBI
    Clint HurdleKCABOSW 9-0 vs BOS3230016000000010916 RBIs
    Clint HurdleKCACLEL 3-4 @CLE31100001011000001011st career stolen base
    Hal McRaeKCATORW 5-3 vs TOR514000100000000010414 hits
    Clint HurdleKCACHAW 10-4 vs CHA42400010000000001074 hits
    Darrell PorterKCATEXW 4-2 @TEX42310220000000007832 home runs
    Pete LaCockKCACHAW 12-0 vs CHA52410030001000004444 hits
    Darrell PorterKCACHAW 12-0 vs CHA42400140000000107864 hits
    Amos OtisKCADETW 8-3 vs DET422002300000000013502 home runs
    Amos OtisKCAOAKW 11-8 @OAK614001410110000013544 hits
    Amos OtisKCACALW 9-7 @CAL524000230000000013554 hits, 3 stolen bases
    Luis SilverioKCACALL 2-3 @CAL000000000000000011st career game
    Dave CripeKCACALL 3-13 @CAL101000100000000011st career game, 1st career hit, 1st career RBI
    Jim GaudetKCACALL 3-13 @CAL100000000000000011st career game
    Luis SilverioKCACALL 3-13 @CAL111000000000000021st career hit
    Darrell PorterKCAOAKW 7-2 vs OAK32200220011000007972 home runs
    Luis SilverioKCAOAKW 9-1 vs OAK232100200100010031st career RBI
    George BrettKCASEAW 7-6 @SEA62410010000000007204 hits
    Amos OtisKCASEAW 7-6 @SEA120000000400010013664 walks
    Bill PaschallKCAMILL 4-5 vs MIL000000000000000011st career game
    Clint HurdleKCAMINL 4-6 @MIN40000000004000001394 strikeouts
    Luis SilverioKCAMINW 4-0 vs MIN311010110100000071st career stolen base
    Rich GaleKCAMINL 3-7 vs MIN000000000000000011st career game
    Pitching Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultDecNoteIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBTBFPitchesStrBalStr%Career GCareer W-LFeat Description
    Rich GaleKCAMILW 3-0 vs MILW 760001400027000--11-01st career win, 1st career game
    Rich GaleKCABOSW 3-1 vs BOSWCG921105500033000--33-02-hitter
    Dennis LeonardKCASEAW 10-0 vs SEAWSHO960001100032000--12256-41Complete game/Shutout
    Rich GaleKCATEXW 5-0 vs TEXWSHO910006400030000--96-1Complete game/Shutout, 1-hitter
    Rich GaleKCACALW 4-0 @CALW 9700001000032000--127-210 Strikeouts
    Paul SplittorffKCABOSW 9-0 vs BOSWSHO960000100032000--254100-84Complete game/Shutout, 100th career win
    Rich GaleKCABOSW 4-0 @BOSWSHO980001910036000--1912-3Complete game/Shutout
    Larry GuraKCABALW 2-0 @BALWSHO940004700033000--18337-23Complete game/Shutout
    Marty PattinKCAMINW 11-7 @MIN 01000000001000--400104-106400th career game
    Dennis LeonardKCATEXW 3-0 vs TEXWSHO960002700035000--14066-47Complete game/Shutout
    Larry GuraKCACHAW 12-0 vs CHAWSHO950000500031000--18839-25Complete game/Shutout
    Dennis LeonardKCACALW 5-0 vs CALWSHO950000300031000--14770-50Complete game/Shutout
    Bill PaschallKCAMILL 4-5 vs MILL 763300400128000--10-11st career game
    Larry GuraKCASEAW 4-1 vs SEAWCG931113000030000--19443-253-hitter
    George ThroopKCAMINW 1-0 vs MINW 320003200013000--121-01st career win
    Bill PaschallKCAMINW 1-0 vs MINSv 10000010003000--20-11st career save

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