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1978 KANSAS CITY ROYALS

|    Level:  MLB  

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Team Record:  92-70   .568
Result:   1st in American League - West Division
Manager(s):  Whitey Herzog
General Manager:   Joe Burke
Stadium:  Royals Stadium
Attendance:  2,255,493
Playoffs: Season in progress

Kansas City Royals affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Marty Pattin (35)
Youngest Player:  Clint Hurdle (20)
Longest Tenure:  Paul Splittorff, Amos Otis (9)
Top Hitter:  Amos Otis (7)
Top Pitcher:  Dennis Leonard (3)
Top Draft Pick:  Buddy Biancalana (#25)

Roster Continuity:  84.63%
American League Standings
WestWLPctGB
KC Royals9270.568--
Texas8775.5375.0
California8775.5375.0
Minnesota7389.45119.0
Chi White Sox7190.44120.5
Oakland6993.42623.0
Seattle56104.35035.0

BATTING STATISTICS
BatterGameSeasonResultABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFGDPC-GC-HC-HRC-RBIC-SBFeat Description
U.L. Washington1978-04-091978W  5-4 @ CLE2010000301001001150143 stolen bases
Al Cowens1978-04-101978W  4-2 vs KCA40202030000000054750431241563 Triples
George Brett1978-04-281978W  7-6 vs KCA51410010000000062073643298594 hits
Al Cowens1978-04-291978W  11-2 vs KCA30100020001002056151532247572 sacrifice flies
Willie Wilson1978-04-291978W  11-2 vs KCA443010010110000412704114 runs scored
Amos Otis1978-04-301978W  3-0 vs KCA403100030000000125412761215822363 stolen bases
Freddie Patek1978-05-201978W  6-3 vs KCA41400012000000013141090343813284 hits
Darrell Porter1978-06-041978W  13-2 vs KCA51512010000000071055676308201 Triples, 5 hits
Hal McRae1978-06-191978W  6-5 vs KCA413000121010000100099588492741000th career game
Hal McRae1978-06-231978L  5-4 vs KCA2222000002010001004100088493741000th career hit
Joe Zdeb1978-07-011978L  4-2 @ OAK4000000000400001387523484 strikeouts
George Brett1978-07-071978W  3-1 vs KCA51400000000000067080546326694 hits
Hal McRae1978-07-141978W  9-2 @ MIL301000110001010102310179050079500th career RBI
Clint Hurdle1978-07-211978W  9-0 vs KCA323001600000010917864606 RBis
Clint Hurdle1978-07-311978L  4-3 @ CLE3110000101100001018564911st career stolen base
Hal McRae1978-08-051978W  5-3 vs KCA5140001000000001041104190506804 hits
Clint Hurdle1978-08-081978W  10-4 vs KCA4240001000000001079365314 hits
Darrell Porter1978-08-271978W  4-2 @ TEX42310220000000078362283347202 home runs
Pete LaCock1978-08-301978W  12-0 vs KCA5241003000100004442802314044 hits
Darrell Porter1978-08-301978W  12-0 vs KCA42400140000001078662684352204 hits
Amos Otis1978-09-021978W  8-3 vs KCA422002300000000135013651376432542 home runs
Amos Otis1978-09-061978W  11-8 @ OAK614001410110000135413731386512554 hits
Amos Otis1978-09-081978W  9-7 @ CAL524000230000000135513771386532584 hits, 3 stolen bases
Luis Silverio1978-09-091978L  3-2 @ CAL000000000000000100001st career game
Dave Cripe1978-09-101978L  13-3 @ CAL101000100000000110101st career game, 1st career hit, 1st career RBI
Jim Gaudet1978-09-101978L  13-3 @ CAL100000000000000100001st career game
Luis Silverio1978-09-101978L  13-3 @ CAL111000000000000210001st career hit
Darrell Porter1978-09-111978W  7-2 vs KCA32200220011000079763788360202 home runs
Luis Silverio1978-09-131978W  9-1 vs KCA232100200100100330201st career RBI
George Brett1978-09-181978W  7-6 @ SEA62410010000000072085549349764 hits
Amos Otis1978-09-181978W  7-6 @ SEA120000000400100136613931416642614 walks
Bill Paschall1978-09-201978L  5-4 vs KCA000000000000000100001st career game
Clint Hurdle1978-09-241978L  6-4 @ MIN40000000004000013911596214 strikeouts
Luis Silverio1978-09-291978W  4-0 vs KCA311010110100000750311st career stolen base
Rich Gale1978-09-301978L  7-3 vs KCA000000000000000100001st career game


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