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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

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
7Randy Bass1BMLB6-1210LeftRight3/13/195424Lawton,Oklahoma19727152MIN

29Doug BirdPMLB6-4180RightRight3/5/195028Corona,California19698152Sep
3Steve BraunOF-3BMLB5-10180LeftRight5/8/194830Trenton,New Jersey196610200MIN
5George Brett3B-1BMLB6-0205LeftRight5/15/195325Glen Dale,West Virginia1971229KC
40Steve BusbyPMLB6-2205RightRight9/29/194928Burbank,California1971239KC
48Jim ColbornPMLB6-0191RightRight5/22/194632Fayetteville,North Carolina1967UDFA CHC
18Al CowensOFMLB6-2200RightRight10/25/195126Los Angeles,California1969751026KC
31Dave Cripe3BMLB6-0180RightRight4/7/195127Ramona,California1978UDFA KC
16Steve FoucaultPMLB6-0205LeftRight10/3/194928Duluth,Minnesota196943910Wa2
38Rich GalePMLB6-7225RightRight1/19/195424Littleton,New Hampshire19755105KC
37Jim GaudetCMLB6-0185RightRight6/3/195523New Orleans,Louisiana19766138KC
32Larry GuraPMLB6-1185BothLeft11/26/194730Joliet,Illinois1969240CHC
16Andy HasslerPMLB6-5220LeftLeft10/18/195126Texas City,Texas196925579CAL
39Al HraboskyPMLB5-11185RightLeft7/21/194928Oakland,California1969119STL
9Clint HurdleOFMLB6-3195LeftRight7/30/195720Big Rapids,Michigan197519KC
21Art KusnyerCMLB6-2198RightRight12/19/194532Akron,Ohio196637698CHW
8Pete LaCock1B-OFMLB6-3210LeftLeft1/17/195226Burbank,California1970120CHC
10Joe LahoudOFMLB6-0202LeftLeft4/14/194731Danbury,Connecticut1966UDFA BOS
22Dennis LeonardPMLB6-1190RightRight5/8/195127Brooklyn,New York1972242KC
28,31Randy McGilberryPMLB6-1195BothRight10/29/195324Mobile,Alabama197514321KC
11Hal McRaeOFMLB5-11185RightRight7/10/194532Avon Park,Florida19656117CIN
23Steve MingoriPMLB5-10170LeftLeft2/29/194434Kansas City,Missouri1965UDFA CIN
26Amos OtisOFMLB5-11166RightRight4/26/194731Mobile,Alabama1965595BOS
43Bill PaschallPMLB6-0175RightRight4/22/195424Norfolk,Virginia1976353KC
2Freddie PatekSSMLB5-5148RightRight10/9/194433Seguin,Texas196522421PIT
33Marty PattinPMLB5-11180RightRight4/6/194335Charleston,Illinois19657127CAL
25Tom PoquetteOFMLB5-10175LeftRight10/30/195126Eau Claire,Wisconsin1970480KC
15Darrell PorterCMLB6-0193LeftRight1/17/195226Joplin,Missouri197014MIL
10Jamie QuirkC-3BMLB6-4200LeftRight10/22/195423Whittier,California1972118KC
17Luis SilverioOFMLB5-11165RightRight10/23/195621Villa Gonzalez,Dominican Republic1978UDFA KC
34Paul SplittorffPMLB6-3210LeftLeft10/8/194631Evansville,Indiana196825574KC
1Jerry TerrellSS-3BMLB6-0170RightRight7/13/194631Waseca,Minnesota196818412MIN
35George ThroopPMLB6-7205RightRight11/24/195027Pasadena,California197216378KC
30U.L. WashingtonSSMLB5-11175BothRight10/27/195324Stringtown,Oklahoma1973UDFA KC
12John WathanC-1BMLB6-2205RightRight10/4/194928Cedar Rapids,Iowa197114KC
20Frank White2BMLB5-11175RightRight9/4/195027Greenville,Mississippi1970UDFA KC
6Willie WilsonOFMLB6-3195BothRight7/9/195522Montgomery,Alabama197416379LAD
19Joe ZdebOFMLB5-11185RightRight6/27/195325Compton,Illinois1971475KC
Team PersonnelPosition 
Steve BorosAssistant Coach 
Joe BurkeGeneral Manager 
Galen CiscoPitching Coach 
Murray CookScout 
Whitey HerzogManager 
Chuck HillerThird Base Coach 
Charlie LauHitting Coach 
Denny MatthewsBroadcaster 
Steve ShannonBroadcaster 
Fred WhiteBroadcaster 


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