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1979 Kansas City RoyalsAmerican League (MLB)
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Todd Cruz played for the 1979 Kansas City Royals
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameRoyals
LocationKansas City,Missouri
Record85-77 (2nd in American League West)League Rank7thMLB Rank12th
ManagerWhitey HerzogGeneral ManagerJoe Burke
CoachesSteve Boros (Assistant Coach), Galen Cisco (Pitching Coach), Chuck Hiller (Third Base Coach), John Sullivan (Bullpen Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickAtlee Hammaker (#21)
Attendance2,261,845
Minor League AffiliatesOmaha Royals (AAA) 65-71 ... Jacksonville Suns (AA) 69-72 ... Fort Myers Royals (A+) 69-69 ... GCL Royals Blue (Rk) 24-29 ... GCL Royals Gold (Rk) 29-23 ...
Years Available1969-2017

Team History -- 1979 Statistics -- 1979 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions
Batting Stats -- Pitching Stats -- Fielding Stats -- Team Personnel

 

1979 Batting Statistics

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UnifPlayerPosBaAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
5George Brett3bL2615464511921242202310717105136014148.329.376.563.93936385701.320.234.324.4037.35.10.73.328.040.1
1971- 2-  29-KCA
 
6Willie WilsonofB23154588113185181364983122892713431.315.351.420.77124737640.362.105.274.3434.414.43.30.998.020.0
1974-16- 381-LAN
 
26Amos OtisofR3215157710017028218903056892375812.295.369.444.81325648660.322.149.310.36010.313.91.42.732.128.2
1965- 5-  95-BOS
 
15Darrell PortercL2715753310115523102011234121658413811.291.421.484.90525853679.293.193.418.40017.89.60.53.026.734.2
1970- 1-   4-MIL
 
18Al CowensofR27136516691521879731084044327412.295.345.409.75421134568.304.114.196.3357.07.81.11.657.322.4
1969-75-1028-KCA
 
20Frank White2bR281274677312426410482882554137311.266.300.403.70318840503.278.137.233.3095.010.72.22.046.732.3
1970-   UDFA-KCA
 
8Pete LaCock1bL2713240854113254356213726116716.277.334.380.71415532453.286.103.196.3168.25.70.70.7136.028.3
1970- 1-  20-CHN
 
11Hal McRaedhR3310139355113324107454384641706.288.351.466.81718346443.299.178.277.3608.610.41.22.339.340.7
1965- 6- 117-CIN
 
2Freddie PatekssR34106306307717013711121642310306.252.293.317.6109718338.286.065.114.2784.712.42.60.3306.023.4
1965-22- 421-PIT
 
30U.L. Washingtonss-2bB251012683268125225107204406611.254.299.358.6579619300.289.104.190.2936.714.72.20.7134.027.9
1972-   UDFA-KCA
 
12John Wathan1bR29901992641732282172405517.206.227.302.5296012216.219.096.136.2323.211.13.40.999.529.3
1971- 1-   4-KCA
 
9,10Clint HurdleofL2159171164110333001282410444.240.343.386.7296616204.257.146.304.32213.711.80.91.557.039.0
1975- 1-   9-KCA
 
0George Scott1bR3544146193982120111232211112.267.329.370.6995411162.333.103.185.3157.419.82.70.6146.028.2
1962-   UDFA-BOS
 
7Todd CruzssR2355118924702150131911302.203.224.314.538379126.220.111.127.2372.415.16.31.659.037.5
1973- 2-  26-PHI
 
3Steve Braunof-dhL315811615312041000221101022.267.384.388.772456139.267.121.310.35215.87.90.52.929.019.4
1966-10- 200-MIN
 
9,10Jamie Quirkdh-cL245179824611110051310000.304.353.443.79635885.354.139.203.3565.915.32.61.279.033.3
1972- 1-  18-KCA
 
1Jerry Terrell3bR3231405123012101101002.300.317.450.76718442.289.150.200.3392.42.41.02.440.033.3
1968-18- 412-MIN
 
25Tom PoquetteofL272126150003001400100.192.214.192.4065028.217.000.038.1873.614.34.00.00.00.0
1970- 4-  81-KCA
 
19Joe ZdebofR261523341100102400001.174.240.304.5447225.211.130.261.2468.016.02.00.00.050.0
1971- 4-  78-KCA
 
28Jim NettlesofL321123020001003200000.087.192.087.2792026.095.000.130.15211.57.70.70.00.00.0
1968- 4-  76-MIN
 
13Jim GaudetcR2436010000000000000.167.167.167.334106.167.000.000.1510.00.00.00.00.00.0
1976- 6- 138-KCA
 
23German Barrancadh-3bL2255331000310000000.600.600.8001.400415.600.200.600.6200.00.00.00.00.033.3
1974-   UDFA-KCA
 
Batting Totals: (22 players)16256538511596286791167912077652867535577656114.282.343.422.76523884816349.300.422.257.0008.310.61.31.848.730.1 

1979 Pitching Statistics

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UnifPlayerThAgePosHiLvlWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPctFIPDraftStatusCurrent Org (Level)
34Paul SplittorffL32STMLB15174.243635111000240.02481371132577771051.359.300.942.892.891.005.14.4694.47
1968-25- 575-KCA
 
22Dennis LeonardR28STMLB14124.083232012500236.022611710733561268021.198.621.262.144.812.254.46.5384.22
1972- 2-  42-KCA
 
32Larry GuraL31STMLB13124.47393367110233.22261371162973855171.288.701.122.813.271.165.28.5204.64
1969- 2-  40-CHN
 
38Rich GaleR25STMLB9105.65343132100181.219713111419991035041.639.760.944.905.101.046.49.4744.66
1975- 5- 105-KCA
 
40Steve BusbyR29S/RMLB663.63221210405094.17145381064451001.436.770.956.114.290.704.29.5005.19
1971- 2-  39-KCA
 
33Marty PattinR36S/RMLB524.58317241011394.110950481121414011.3810.401.052.003.911.954.77.7144.08
1965- 7- 127-CAL
 
21Eduardo RodriguezR27RelMLB414.84291281013274.1794240934264031.529.571.094.123.150.765.09.8005.10
1971-   UDFA-MIL
 
25Craig ChamberlainR22STMLB443.7510100400069.2683129718302011.248.780.902.333.881.674.00.5004.00
1978- 1-   2-KCA
 
39Al HraboskyL29R/CLMLB943.745805800371165.0673127341397011.669.280.425.685.400.954.29.6924.07
1969- 1-  19-SLN
 
23Steve MingoriL35RelMLB335.7930129008146.26936301017180111.8613.311.933.283.471.066.94.5005.90
1965-   UDFA-CIN
 
29Dan QuisenberryR26RelMLB323.15320320021540.042161457131001.239.451.131.582.931.863.60.6004.23
1975-   UDFA-KCA
 
27Renie MartinR23RelMLB035.19250250011534.2322020114252011.358.310.263.636.491.795.19.0002.96
1977-19- 486-KCA
 
42Bill PaschallR25RelMLB016.59707005013.21811102530021.7411.851.323.291.980.607.24.0005.73
1976- 3-  53-KCA
 
31Gary ChristensonL26RelMLB003.37606001010.210541240001.188.440.841.693.372.004.22.0003.76
1971-13- 306-DET
 
35Craig EatonR24RelMLB002.70505004010.08330340001.107.200.002.703.601.332.70.0002.83
1974- 6- 138-KCA
 
35George ThroopR28RelMLB0013.5040400202.27440510005.4523.620.0016.873.370.2013.50.0007.61
1972-16- 378-KCA
 
1Jerry TerrellR32RelMLB000.0010100101.00000000000.000.000.000.000.0000.00.0002.73
1968-18- 412-MIN
 
Pitching Totals: (17 players)85774.451621622394271202714501477816717165536640402281.399.171.023.333.971.195.06.525  

1979 Fielding Statistics

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PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
PAl Hrabosky29MLBp58-6524208.7500.100.09---58100.035.8Fielding by Day
PLarry Gura31MLBp39-23315382555.9641.360.23---39100.024.1Fielding by Day
PPaul Splittorff32MLBp36-24015273345.9331.170.18---36100.022.2Fielding by Day
PRich Gale25MLBp34-1819254338.8951.000.19---34100.021.0Fielding by Day
PDennis Leonard28MLBp32-23619321252.9811.590.22---32100.019.8Fielding by Day
PDan Quisenberry26MLBp32-400101211.9090.310.25---32100.019.8Fielding by Day
PMarty Pattin36MLBp31-944131018.9440.550.18---31100.019.1Fielding by Day
PSteve Mingori35MLBp30-46642012.8330.330.22---30100.018.5Fielding by Day
PEduardo Rodriguez27MLBp29-7408109.8890.280.11---29100.017.9Fielding by Day
PRenie Martin23MLBp25-34581014.9290.520.38---25100.015.4Fielding by Day
PSteve Busby29MLBp22-9442401281.0001.270.30---22100.013.6Fielding by Day
PCraig Chamberlain22MLBp10-69520071.0000.700.10---10100.06.2Fielding by Day
PBill Paschall25MLBp7-13020021.0000.290.15---7100.04.3Fielding by Day
PGary Christenson26MLBp6-10210131.0000.500.30---6100.03.7Fielding by Day
PCraig Eaton24MLBp5-10110121.0000.400.20---5100.03.1Fielding by Day
PGeorge Throop28MLBp4-2000000.000.00---4100.02.5Fielding by Day
PJerry Terrell32MLBss-3b1-1000000.000.00---313.20.6Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
CDarrell Porter27MLBc141--628681315709.9824.940.0064571515789.887.0Fielding by Day
CJohn Wathan29MLBc-1b23--7051076.9873.260.0072-9025.614.2Fielding by Day
CJamie Quirk24MLBc-3b9--1521018.9441.890.001--5117.65.6Fielding by Day
CJim Gaudet24MLBc3--13000131.0004.330.003--3100.01.9Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
1BPete LaCock27MLB1b-of108--82968379900.9978.310.00---13281.866.7Fielding by Day
1BJohn Wathan29MLBc-1b49--26419230285.9935.780.00---9054.430.2Fielding by Day
1BGeorge Scott35MLB1b41--33521427360.9898.680.00---4493.225.3Fielding by Day
1BGeorge Brett26MLB3b-1b8--4751653.9816.500.00---1545.24.9Fielding by Day
1BJim Nettles32MLBof1--200021.0002.000.00---119.10.6Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
2BFrank White28MLB2b125--3173321278661.9825.190.00---12798.477.2Fielding by Day
2BU.L. Washington25MLBss46--1121111237235.9494.850.00---10145.528.4Fielding by Day
2BJerry Terrell32MLBss-3b7--5703121.0001.710.00---3122.64.3Fielding by Day
2BGerman Barranca22MLB2b1--4703111.00011.000.00---520.00.6Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
3BGeorge Brett26MLB3b-1b149--1293733028532.9443.370.00---15496.892.0Fielding by Day
3BJerry Terrell32MLBss-3b19--5211127.9631.370.00---3161.311.7Fielding by Day
3BTodd Cruz23MLBss-3b9--7163326.8852.560.00---5516.45.6Fielding by Day
3BJamie Quirk24MLBc-3b3--140051.0001.670.00---515.91.9Fielding by Day
3BSteve Braun31MLBof-3b2--000000.000.00---583.41.2Fielding by Day
3BGerman Barranca22MLB2b1--000000.000.00---520.00.6Fielding by Day
3BClint Hurdle21MLBof1--100011.0001.000.00---591.70.6Fielding by Day
3BGeorge Scott35MLB1b1--000000.000.00---442.30.6Fielding by Day
3BU.L. Washington25MLBss1--010011.0001.000.00---1011.00.6Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
SSFreddie Patek34MLBss104--1532491954421.9553.870.00---10698.164.2Fielding by Day
SSU.L. Washington25MLBss50--62131631199.9703.860.00---10149.530.9Fielding by Day
SSTodd Cruz23MLBss-3b48--47102413153.9743.100.00---5587.329.6Fielding by Day
SSJamie Quirk24MLBc-3b5--030031.0000.600.00---519.83.1Fielding by Day
SSJerry Terrell32MLBss-3b1--000000.000.00---313.20.6Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
OFWillie Wilson23MLBof152--3841260402.9852.610.00---15498.793.8Fielding by Day
OFAmos Otis32MLBof146--3851135399.9922.710.00---15196.790.1Fielding by Day
OFAl Cowens27MLBof134--288340295.9862.170.00---13698.582.7Fielding by Day
OFClint Hurdle21MLBof50--8823093.9681.800.00---5984.730.9Fielding by Day
OFSteve Braun31MLBof-3b18--26401301.0001.670.00---5831.011.1Fielding by Day
OFTom Poquette27MLBof10--710181.0000.800.00---2147.66.2Fielding by Day
OFJoe Zdeb26MLBof9--13000131.0001.440.00---1560.05.6Fielding by Day
OFJim Nettles32MLBof8--19000191.0002.380.00---1172.74.9Fielding by Day
OFJohn Wathan29MLBc-1b3--200021.0000.670.00---903.31.9Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
DHHal McRae33MLBof100--000000.000.00---10199.061.7Fielding by Day
DHPete LaCock27MLB1b-of16--000000.000.00---13212.19.9Fielding by Day
DHDarrell Porter27MLBc15--000000.000.00---1579.69.3Fielding by Day
DHJohn Wathan29MLBc-1b11--000000.000.00---9012.26.8Fielding by Day
DHSteve Braun31MLBof-3b11--000000.000.00---5819.06.8Fielding by Day
DHJamie Quirk24MLBc-3b9--000000.000.00---5117.65.6Fielding by Day
DHAmos Otis32MLBof4--000000.000.00---1512.62.5Fielding by Day
DHClint Hurdle21MLBof4--000000.000.00---596.82.5Fielding by Day
DHU.L. Washington25MLBss3--000000.000.00---1013.01.9Fielding by Day
DHGeorge Scott35MLB1b2--000000.000.00---444.51.2Fielding by Day
DHWillie Wilson23MLBof2--000000.000.00---1541.31.2Fielding by Day
DHGeorge Brett26MLB3b-1b1--000000.000.00---1540.60.6Fielding by Day
DHJerry Terrell32MLBss-3b1--000000.000.00---313.20.6Fielding by Day
DHGerman Barranca22MLB2b1--000000.000.00---520.00.6Fielding by Day
DHAl Cowens27MLBof1--000000.000.00---1360.70.6Fielding by Day

1979 Team Personnel

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Player NameRoleBornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationPos
Steve BorosAssistant Coach1936-09-03 42Flint,Michigan MLB1957-19641957-1964   3B
Joe BurkeGeneral Manager1923-12-08 55- --   EXEC
Galen CiscoPitching Coach1936-03-07 43St. Marys,Ohio MLB1961-19691961-1969   P
Murray CookScout1940-12-06 38Sackville,New Brunswick --   EXEC
Al DiezScout -- --   SCOUT
Whitey HerzogManager1931-11-09 47New Athens,Illinois MLB1956-19631956-1963   OF
Chuck HillerThird Base Coach1934-10-01 44Johnsburg,Illinois MLB1961-19681961-1968   2B
Herk RobinsonAssistant General Manager1941-- 38- --   EXEC
John SullivanBullpen Coach1941-01-03 38Somerville,New Jersey MLB1963-19681963-1968   C