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1978 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

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W-L Record: 92-70 .568
Rank: 1st in American League West
Run Differential: 743-634 + 109
Roster Continuity 84.63% 4/26
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
  • Complete listing of games for the 1978 Kansas City Royals. Boxscores are available for all games.
  • The Playoffs column indicates whether a team was in the playoffs as of that date.
  • 1978 Kansas City Royals Game Log
    AprilGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    1KCA@ CLEL5-80-171221No1.558-3
    2KCA@ CLEW5-41-14615No0.51012-2
    3KCAvs BALW4-22-1378No0.514140
    4KCAvs BALW5-23-1245Yes0.519163
    5KCAvs CLEW3-14-1123Yes--22175
    6KCAvs CLEW6-55-1111Yes--28226
    7KCAvs CLEW2-16-1111Yes--30237  
    8KCA@ TORW3-17-1111Yes--33249
    9KCA@ TORW5-08-1111Yes--382414  
    10KCA@ BALL1-28-2111Yes--392613
    11KCA@ BALW5-39-2111Yes--442915
    12KCA@ BALW6-510-2111Yes--503416
    13KCA@ TEXW8-611-2111Yes--584018  
    14KCA@ TEXL1-411-3232Yes1594415  
    15KCAvs TORL1-311-4233Yes2604713  
    16KCAvs TORL7-811-5234Yes2675512
    17KCAvs MILW7-612-5234Yes1746113
    18KCAvs MILW11-213-5233Yes1856322  
    19KCAvs MILW3-014-5222Yes1886325
    MayGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    20KCA@ NYAL4-814-6233Yes1.5927121
    21KCA@ NYAL2-414-7233Yes2.5947519
    22KCA@ NYAL5-614-8234Yes3.5998118
    23KCA@ MILL0-914-9347Yes4.599909  
    24KCA@ MILL3-414-10359Yes4.5102948  
    25KCA@ MILW8-615-10357Yes3.511010010
    26KCA@ BOSL4-815-11369No41141086  
    27KCA@ BOSL3-415-123611No41171125  
    28KCAvs NYAW4-316-12369No3.51211156  
    29KCAvs NYAL2-516-133611No4.51231203
    30KCAvs NYAW10-917-13369No3.51331294  
    31KCAvs BOSW3-118-13368No3.51361306  
    32KCAvs BOSL2-318-143610No3.51381335  
    33KCAvs MINL6-818-153610No31441413
    34KCAvs MINL3-518-163711No31471461
    35KCAvs MINW6-319-163610No31531494
    36KCAvs MINL2-319-173710No3.51551523
    37KCA@ SEAL1-1019-183711No4156162-6  
    38KCA@ SEAL3-420-193612No3.5164169-5
    39KCA@ SEAW5-320-193612No3.5164169-5
    40KCA@ SEAW6-521-193611No2.5170174-4
    41KCA@ SEAW9-422-193610No2.51791781  
    42KCA@ MINW8-723-193610No1.51871852  
    43KCAvs SEAW8-224-19359Yes1.51951878  
    44KCAvs SEAW8-325-19247Yes0.520319013  
    JuneGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    45KCAvs SEAW10-026-19135Yes--21319023  
    46KCAvs CHAL1-526-20135Yes--21419519  
    47KCAvs CHAL5-926-21247Yes121920415
    48KCAvs CHAW13-227-21247Yes123220626  
    49KCA@ TEXL1-227-22248Yes2.523320825  
    50KCA@ TEXL4-527-243712No323921623
    51KCA@ TEXL2-327-243712No323921623  
    52KCA@ DETL2-327-253712No324121922
    53KCA@ DETW6-328-253712No224722225  
    54KCA@ DETL2-528-264915No224922722  
    55KCAvs TEXL5-628-274915No225423321
    56KCAvs TEXW5-029-273814No125923326  
    57KCAvs DETW7-130-271611Yes--26623432  
    58KCAvs DETW7-231-271510Yes--27323637  
    59KCA@ CHAW2-132-271510Yes--27523738
    60KCA@ CHAL1-632-281510Yes--27624333
    61KCA@ CHAW3-233-29159Yes--27925623  
    62KCA@ CHAL0-1133-29159Yes--27925623
    63KCAvs CLEW6-534-29159Yes--28526124
    64KCAvs CLEW3-235-29159Yes--28826325  
    65KCAvs CLEL2-435-30159Yes--29026723
    66KCAvs OAKW5-336-311510Yes--29927524
    67KCAvs OAKL4-536-311510Yes--29927524
    68KCAvs OAKW7-537-31159Yes--30628026
    69KCAvs OAKL3-637-322610No0.530928623
    70KCA@ CALW4-038-321610Yes--31328627  
    71KCA@ CALL4-538-332610No131729126
    72KCA@ CALL5-938-342611No132230022
    73KCA@ CALL1-338-352611No132330320
    74KCA@ OAKL1-238-363712No132430519  
    JulyGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    75KCA@ OAKL2-438-373712No232630917  
    76KCA@ OAKW4-239-383712No1.533332013
    77KCA@ OAKL3-939-383712No1.533332013  
    78KCAvs CALL4-739-394813No2.533732710
    79KCAvs CALW4-340-394813No1.534133011  
    80KCAvs CALW10-141-394813No135133120  
    81KCAvs CALL2-941-404813No1.535334013  
    82KCAvs BALW3-142-402611No1.535634115  
    83KCAvs BALW11-343-402611No236734423  
    84KCAvs BALW10-444-402611No137734829  
    85KCA@ MILL2-1344-412611No237936118  
    86KCA@ MILW9-245-412610No238836325  
    87KCA@ NYAW8-246-412610No239636531  
    88KCA@ NYAW3-147-41259Yes139936633
    89KCA@ NYAW9-748-41137Yes--40837335  
    90KCAvs TEXW11-449-41148Yes--41937742  
    91KCAvs TEXW2-150-41137Yes--42137843  
    92KCAvs BOSW9-051-41137Yes--43037852  
    93KCAvs BOSW6-552-41137Yes--43638353  
    94KCAvs BOSW7-353-41137Yes--44338657  
    95KCAvs NYAW5-254-41137Yes--44838860  
    96KCAvs NYAL0-454-42137Yes--44839256  
    97KCAvs SEAW12-355-42136Yes--46039565
    98KCAvs SEAW3-156-42136Yes--46339667  
    99KCA@ BOSW4-057-42136Yes--46739671  
    100KCA@ BOSL0-157-43136Yes--46739770  
    101KCA@ BOSW2-158-43136Yes--46939871
    102KCA@ CLEL3-458-44136Yes--47240270  
    AugustGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    103KCA@ CLEL1-258-45136Yes--47340469  
    104KCA@ CLEL2-558-46136Yes--47540966  
    105KCAvs TORL4-558-47147Yes--47941465  
    106KCAvs TORW5-359-47136Yes--48441767
    107KCAvs TORW12-560-47136Yes--49642274  
    108KCAvs CHAL3-560-48136Yes--49942772  
    109KCAvs CHAW10-461-48136Yes--50943178
    110KCA@ BALW2-062-48125Yes--51143180  
    111KCA@ BALL2-362-49136Yes--51343479
    112KCA@ TORW9-863-49136Yes--52244280  
    113KCA@ TORL2-563-50137Yes--52444777  
    114KCA@ TORL2-363-51147Yes--52645076  
    115KCA@ DETL2-1163-52148Yes--52846167  
    116KCA@ DETW4-264-52147Yes--53246369
    117KCA@ MINL1-565-53158Yes--54447569  
    118KCA@ MINW11-765-53158Yes--54447569
    119KCA@ MINL5-665-54158Yes--54948168  
    120KCAvs TEXL3-465-55158Yes--55248567  
    121KCAvs TEXW3-066-55158Yes--55548570  
    122KCAvs TEXW2-167-55158Yes--55748671  
    123KCA@ CHAW6-368-55158Yes--56348974
    124KCA@ CHAL0-368-56158Yes--56349271  
    125KCA@ CHAL1-468-57269No0.556449668
    126KCA@ TEXL2-768-58279No0.556650363  
    127KCA@ TEXL4-868-592710No0.557051159
    128KCA@ TEXW4-269-59169Yes--57451361
    129KCAvs CHAW3-270-59168Yes--57751562  
    130KCAvs CHAL3-970-60169Yes--58052456
    131KCAvs CHAW12-071-60169Yes--59252468  
    SeptemberGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    132KCAvs DETL2-671-611610Yes--59453064  
    133KCAvs DETW8-372-611610Yes--60253369  
    134KCAvs DETW6-273-61168Yes--60853573  
    135KCA@ OAKW5-374-61157Yes--61353875
    136KCA@ OAKW3-075-61157Yes--61653878  
    137KCA@ OAKW11-876-61157Yes--62754681
    138KCA@ CALW9-777-61157Yes--63655383  
    139KCA@ CALL2-377-63158Yes--64056080
    140KCA@ CALL2-477-63158Yes--64056080  
    141KCA@ CALL3-1377-64159Yes--64357370  
    142KCAvs OAKW7-278-64159Yes--65057575  
    143KCAvs OAKW8-179-64158Yes--65857682  
    144KCAvs OAKW9-180-64156Yes--66757790  
    145KCAvs OAKW5-181-64145Yes--67257894  
    146KCAvs CALW3-282-64145Yes--67558095  
    147KCAvs CALL3-482-65156Yes--67858494
    148KCAvs CALW5-083-65156Yes--68358499  
    149KCA@ SEAW7-684-65145Yes--690590100
    150KCA@ SEAW9-885-65134Yes--699598101  
    151KCAvs MILL4-585-66155Yes--703603100  
    152KCAvs MILW8-486-66134Yes--711607104  
    153KCA@ MINW4-287-67145Yes--715613102  
    154KCA@ MINL0-487-67145Yes--715613102  
    155KCA@ MINW3-188-67145Yes--718614104
    156KCA@ MINL4-688-68145Yes--722620102  
    157KCAvs SEAW7-289-68145Yes--729622107  
    158KCAvs SEAW4-190-68145Yes--733623110  
    159KCAvs SEAL2-490-69145Yes--735627108  
    160KCAvs MINW4-091-69145Yes--739627112  
    161KCAvs MINL3-791-70146Yes--742634108  
    OctoberGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    162KCAvs MINW1-092-70146Yes--743634109


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