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1978 KANSAS CITY ROYALS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  
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:  Lost ALCS (Yankees)

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


PITCHING STATISTICS
PitcherGameSeasonResultDecisionIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBTBFPitchesStrBalStr%Career GCareer W-LFeat Description
Rich Gale1978-04-301978W  3-0 vs MILW 760001400027000--11-01st career win, 1st career game
Rich Gale1978-05-151978W  3-1 vs BOSWCG921105500033000--33-02-hitter
Dennis Leonard1978-06-011978W  10-0 vs SEAWSHO960001100032000--12256-41Complete game/Shutout
Rich Gale1978-06-131978W  5-0 vs TEXWSHO910006400030000--96-1Complete game/Shutout, 1-hitter
Rich Gale1978-06-261978W  4-0 @ CALW 9700001000032000--127-210 Strikeouts
Paul Splittorff1978-07-211978W  9-0 vs BOSWSHO960000100032000--254100-84Complete game/Shutout, 100th career win
Rich Gale1978-07-281978W  4-0 @ BOSWSHO980001910036000--1912-3Complete game/Shutout
Larry Gura1978-08-091978W  2-0 @ BALWSHO940004700033000--18337-23Complete game/Shutout
Marty Pattin1978-08-161978W  11-7 @ MIN  01000000001000--400104-106400th career game
Dennis Leonard1978-08-191978W  3-0 vs TEXWSHO960002700035000--14066-47Complete game/Shutout
Larry Gura1978-08-301978W  12-0 vs CHAWSHO950000500031000--18839-25Complete game/Shutout
Dennis Leonard1978-09-171978W  5-0 vs CALWSHO950000300031000--14770-50Complete game/Shutout
Bill Paschall1978-09-201978L  5-4 vs MILL 763300400128000--10-11st career game
Larry Gura1978-09-261978W  4-1 vs SEAWCG931113000030000--19443-253-hitter
George Throop1978-10-011978W  1-0 vs MINW 320003200013000--121-01st career win
Bill Paschall1978-10-011978W  1-0 vs MINSv 10000010003000--20-11st career save


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