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1981 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

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W-L Record: 50-53 .485
Rank: th in American League West
Run Differential: 397-405 -8
Roster Continuity 78.37% 10/26
Manager(s): Jim Frey, Dick Howser
General Manager: Joe Burke (1981-10-14), John Schuerholz
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Ballpark: Royals Stadium
Attendance: 1,279,403 8/26
Playoffs: Lost in 1st Round (Athletics)
Top Draft Pick: Dave Leeper (#23) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

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

#1 Draft Picks

Ken Brett (#4), Clint Hurdle (#9), Dave Chalk (#10), Jamie Quirk (#18), Atlee Hammaker (#21)
American League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
6445.587--
5748.5435.0
5452.5098.5
5053.48511.0
5159.46413.5
4465.40420.0
4168.37623.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
6Willie WilsonOF25   43954133
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7
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32348184243315.303.335.364699.062.162.3322.33439.0160465
11Hal McRaeDH35   38938106
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2
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7
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36343433233511.272.330.396726.123.208.2800.9755.6154433
26Amos OtisOF34   37249100
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9
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57167315921397.269.321.417738.148.255.2911.9041.3155417
20Frank White2B30   3643591
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9
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38421950004310.250.285.376661.126.184.2662.6340.4137390
24Willie Aikens1B26   3494593
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017
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530062473120511.266.377.458835.192.370.2620.7620.5160419
5George Brett3B28   34742109
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43146272317047.314.361.484845.170.271.3200.8557.8168379
30U.L. WashingtonSS27   3394077
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291010414301316.227.310.307617.080.201.2541.05169.5104384
12John WathanC31   3012476
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19116192321539.252.298.312610.060.140.2681.21301.094330
4Darryl MotleyOF21   1251529
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81371510112.232.276.312588.080.120.2482.1462.539135
23Cesar GeronimoOF33   1181429
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1361111602223.246.305.331636.085.220.2651.4559.039133
9Jamie QuirkC26   100825
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00100261711005.250.299.320619.070.110.3012.83--32107
10Clint HurdleOF23   761225
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1500131003002.329.427.553980.224.395.3390.7719.04289
15Jerry GroteC38   56417
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9103210111.304.344.446790.143.214.2960.6756.02562
14Lee May1B38   55316
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0080131400002.291.328.345673.055.091.3904.67--1958
7Dave Chalk3B-2B30   49211
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005014200301.224.283.286569.061.122.2340.50--1456
18Rance Mulliniks2B-SS25   44610
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005012700002.227.261.295556.068.091.2703.50--1346
16,52Ken PhelpsDH26   2213
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010011300000.136.174.227401.091.136.33313.00--523
45Danny GarciaOF27   1442
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0000000200000.143.143.143286.000.000.167----214
37Pat SheridanOF23   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
17Tim Ireland1B28   0100000010000000-----------00
Batting Totals108735603979521692961381100533014191734283584.267.322.383705.115.213.2861.3958.413623924
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
22Dennis Leonard30   13112.9926269200201.2202796715411075131.209.000.671.834.772.61
32Larry Gura33   1182.72232312200172.113961521135613041.017.270.581.833.191.74
38Rich Gale27   665.3819152020101.210763611438470021.429.441.243.354.151.24
34Paul Splittorff34   554.362115101099.011148481223480211.3510.091.092.094.362.09
40Mike Jones21   633.201211000075.2743027728291021.348.760.833.323.431.04
29Dan Quisenberry28   141.7440000351862.1591612115200011.198.560.152.182.901.33
27Renie Martin25   452.762900013461.2552519229252001.357.980.294.213.630.86
35Jim Wright26   233.46174007052.0572120521270021.509.870.873.634.671.29
33Atlee Hammaker23   135.54106002039.0442424212110101.4410.150.462.772.540.92
25Ken Brett32   114.222200013232.135161521470011.539.840.563.941.970.50
37Juan Berenguer26   048.5583004019.2222119416201001.909.901.807.209.001.25
31Jeff Schattinger25   000.001000003.02000110021.006.000.003.003.001.00
28Bill Paschall27   004.502000202.02110011001.009.000.000.004.50--
Batting Totals50533.56230103244792492290940536575273404134181.288.870.732.663.941.48
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
John WathanC733002671.9790.00
Jerry GroteC22876001.0000.00
Jamie QuirkC2258911.9850.00
Greg KeatleyC210001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Willie Aikens1B9984456779.9920.00
Lee May1B8632081.0000.00
Tim Ireland1B430001.0000.00
Danny Garcia1B210001.0000.00
Ken Phelps1B241001.0000.00
John Wathan1B110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Frank White2B93226263670.9880.00
Dave Chalk2B101019021.0000.00
Rance Mulliniks2B10141334.9000.00
Jamie Quirk2B101001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
George Brett3B8874170147.9460.00
Dave Chalk3B1491213.9550.00
Jamie Quirk3B851331.8570.00
Rance Mulliniks3B54511.9000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
U.L. WashingtonSS981352971258.9730.00
Rance MulliniksSS772114.9660.00
Dave ChalkSS10000.0000.00
Onix ConcepcionSS10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Willie WilsonOF1012991443.9870.00
Amos OtisOF97294621.9930.00
Cesar GeronimoOF5796120.9800.00
Darryl MotleyOF3988331.9680.00
Clint HurdleOF28591001.0000.00
John WathanOF16152001.0000.00
Danny GarciaOF660001.0000.00
Hal McRaeOF410010.9090.00
Pat SheridanOF320001.0000.00
Jamie QuirkOF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dan QuisenberryP406282311.9694.49
Renie MartinP296131522.9002.65
Dennis LeonardP262011331031.0001.97
Larry GuraP23172930041.0002.04
Ken BrettP223256011.0003.08
Paul SplittorffP2199222021.0002.18
Rich GaleP191016811.9331.25
Jim WrightP175226001.0001.38
Mike JonesP1275314001.0002.03
Atlee HammakerP103914011.0001.15
Juan BerenguerP8190000.0000.00
Bill PaschallP220000.0000.00
Jeff SchattingerP130000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Hal McRaeDH97.0000.00
Lee MayDH4.0000.00
Ken PhelpsDH4.0000.00
Amos OtisDH1.0000.00


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