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1980 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

+ Batting and Pitching Feats and Milestones
Nickname:
W-L Record: 97-65 .599
Rank: 1st in American League West
Run Differential: 809-694 + 115
Manager(s): Jim Frey
General Manager: Joe Burke
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Ballpark: Royals Stadium
Attendance: 2,288,714 5/26
Playoffs: Lost World Series (Phillies)
Top Draft Pick: Frank Wills (#16) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Jimmie Schaffer
First Base Coach: Jose Martinez
Pitching Coach: Bill Connors
Third Base Coach: Gordon MacKenzie

#1 Draft Picks

Ken Brett (#4), Darrell Porter (#4), Clint Hurdle (#9), Dave Chalk (#10), Jamie Quirk (#18)
American League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9765.599--
8379.51214.0
7784.47819.5
7685.47220.5
7090.43726.0
6595.40631.0
59103.36438.0
Full League Standings
  • Batting and Pitching Feats may not always be a positive accomplishment. Outlying negative performances may also be highlighted.
  • Batting Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPC-G#Notes
    Bob DetherageKCADETW 4-0 vs DET301000100000000011st career game, 1st career hit, 1st career RBI
    Jamie QuirkKCADETW 8-6 vs DET31200001000000002411st career stolen base
    Willie WilsonKCADETW 9-6 @DET61401020000000003144 hits
    Bob DetherageKCATORW 7-2 vs TOR301000110000000071st career stolen base
    John WathanKCATORW 7-2 vs TOR42410030000000002444 hits
    John WathanKCABOSL 5-6 vs BOS51400000000000002514 hits
    Bob DetherageKCACHAW 12-5 @CHA4230013000000000151st career home run
    Willie WilsonKCABOSW 13-8 @BOS63400010000000003324 hits
    Darrell PorterKCANYAW 12-3 @NYA52200050000000009825 RBIs
    Darrell PorterKCACALW 2-1 vs CAL50420010000000009864 hits
    John WathanKCAOAKW 6-5 vs OAK51400001000000002664 hits
    Willie WilsonKCACALW 7-3 @CAL52400000100000003464 hits
    Darrell PorterKCACHAW 9-2 vs CHA4210012001000000994500th career RBI
    Willie WilsonKCACHAW 9-2 vs CHA32000003011100003503 stolen bases
    George BrettKCANYAW 9-3 vs NYA5130014100100000925100th career stolen base
    Darrell PorterKCATEXW 8-0 @TEX401000000120000010001000th career game
    Clint HurdleKCATEXW 7-2 @TEX41201150001000002435 RBIs
    George BrettKCATEXW 5-4 @TEX5131012000000000929500th career RBI
    Willie AikensKCAMILW 4-3 @MIL42200230000000012142 home runs
    Amos OtisKCAMILW 7-2 @MIL433002300100000015482 home runs
    Hal McRaeKCAMINL 1-4 @MIN400000000040000012374 strikeouts
    U.L. WashingtonKCAMINL 1-4 @MIN40000000004001002454 strikeouts
    John WathanKCAMINW 4-3 vs MIN50401031000000003004 hits
    Jeff TwittyKCASEAW 5-4 vs SEA000000000000000011st career game
    Willie AikensKCADETW 7-3 vs DET20100020000000202372 sacrifice flies
    George BrettKCADETW 7-3 vs DET51330020000000009323 Doubles
    Willie WilsonKCABALW 8-4 @BAL64301000000000013914 runs scored
    George BrettKCABOSW 5-1 @BOS51411010000000009374 hits
    George BrettKCANYAW 13-1 @NYA51400140010000009394 hits
    Amos OtisKCANYAW 13-1 @NYA504000200010001015744 hits
    Willie WilsonKCANYAW 13-1 @NYA64510021000000003954 runs scored, 5 hits
    U.L. WashingtonKCANYAW 14-3 @NYA44200030020000002694 runs scored
    Willie WilsonKCANYAW 14-3 @NYA52400010111000003974 hits
    John WathanKCACHAW 12-4 vs CHA52400020000000003154 hits
    George BrettKCABOSW 9-8 vs BOS54420110000000009494 runs scored, 4 hits
    Hal McRaeKCABOSW 9-8 vs BOS414100100100100012674 hits
    Willie WilsonKCABOSW 13-3 vs BOS44400011010000004064 runs scored, 4 hits
    U.L. WashingtonKCACHAW 4-3 @CHA52420020001000002804 hits
    Hal McRaeKCACHAW 8-2 @CHA525000220000000012715 hits
    Darrell PorterKCACHAW 8-2 @CHA514101300000000010474 hits
    Jamie QuirkKCATORW 9-0 @TOR42400240010000002812 home runs, 4 hits
    George BrettKCATORW 8-3 vs TOR41420050110000009675 RBIs, 4 hits
    Amos OtisKCACLEW 3-2 vs CLE21100001010000011600300th career stolen base
    George BrettKCAMILW 7-6 @MIL52510010000000009765 hits
    Willie WilsonKCAMILW 7-6 @MIL52400000000000004314 hits
    Hal McRaeKCATEXW 7-3 vs TEX423002400000001012872 home runs
    Onix ConcepcionKCATEXL 5-7 vs TEX000000000000000011st career game
    Manny CastilloKCAMILL 1-6 vs MIL000000000000000011st career game
    Craig ChamberlainKCAMILL 1-6 vs MIL000000000000000011st career game
    Jose CardenalKCAMILL 5-9 vs MIL402100100000000020002000th career game
    Mike JonesKCACLEL 3-8 @CLE000000000000000011st career game
    Onix ConcepcionKCACALL 3-8 @CAL101000100000000041st career hit, 1st career RBI
    Hal McRaeKCACALW 7-2 @CAL42000001010000001299100th career stolen base
    Manny CastilloKCAOAKW 13-3 vs OAK101000000000000021st career hit
    Ken PhelpsKCAOAKL 0-9 vs OAK100000000000000011st career game
    U.L. WashingtonKCASEAW 7-5 vs SEA52400000010001003304 hits
    George BrettKCASEAW 6-2 vs SEA210000100100001010001000th career game
    Hal McRaeKCAMINW 17-1 vs MIN423101500100001013175 RBIs
    Pitching Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultDecNoteIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBTBFPitchesStrBalStr%Career GCareer W-LFeat Description
    Larry GuraKCADETW 4-0 vs DETWSHO960003500034000--23557-37Complete game/Shutout
    Gary ChristensonKCADETW 3-2 vs DETSv 0.11000000002000--80-01st career save
    Renie MartinKCADETW 9-6 @DETW 3.231003310016000--281-41st career win
    Gary ChristensonKCATORW 7-4 vs TORW 10000020003000--121-01st career win
    Larry GuraKCABALW 7-0 vs BALWSHO940004200034000--23858-38Complete game/Shutout
    Dennis LeonardKCASEAL 2-7 @SEAL 4.187620100021000--20094-69200th career game
    Jeff TwittyKCASEAW 5-4 vs SEAW 2.13110010009000--11-01st career win, 1st career game
    Larry GuraKCANYAW 8-0 vs NYAWSHO970001200030000--25670-41Complete game/Shutout
    Dennis LeonardKCATORW 8-5 @TORW 6.175503210029000--208100-70100th career win
    Mike JonesKCACLEL 3-8 @CLE 311002100011000--10-01st career game
    Dennis LeonardKCACALW 5-0 vs CALWSHO930002900031000--216106-71Complete game/Shutout, 3-hitter
    Dennis LeonardKCAMINL 0-3 @MINL 893312700035000--218106-731000th career strikeout
    Rich GaleKCAMINW 4-0 vs MINSv 400002200014000--9736-271st career save


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