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1981 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

+ Batting and Pitching Feats and Milestones
Nickname:
W-L Record: 50-53 .485
Rank: th in American League West
Run Differential: 397-405 -8
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
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
    Lee MayKCABALL 2-3 vs BAL100000000010000020002000th career game
    Jim WrightKCACLEL 0-4 vs CLE000000000000000011st career game
    Danny GarciaKCAMILL 1-11 @MIL100000000000000011st career game
    George BrettKCATEXW 4-0 @TEX514100011000000010164 hits
    Frank WhiteKCATEXL 8-9 @TEX511000100010000010001000th career game
    Ken PhelpsKCABOSL 7-8 vs BOS101010000000000081st career hit
    John WathanKCABOSL 7-8 vs BOS60400010000000003804 hits
    Danny GarciaKCACHAL 5-9 @CHA411000000000000051st career hit
    Willie WilsonKCACHAL 5-9 @CHA21100000100201004872 hit by pitches
    George BrettKCATEXW 3-2 vs TEX414200000000000010234 hits
    Willie WilsonKCAMINW 6-4 vs MIN5100000000100000500500th career game
    George BrettKCASEAW 5-4 @SEA524000000000000010294 hits
    Amos OtisKCASEAW 8-5 @SEA211000200100002016722 sacrifice flies
    Jerry GroteKCASEAW 12-9 vs SEA413101710000000014127 RBIs
    Frank WhiteKCASEAW 12-9 vs SEA534210210000000010264 hits
    Amos OtisKCATORW 7-4 @TOR414210410000000016844 hits
    Willie WilsonKCATORW 7-4 @TOR5010001100100000515200th career stolen base
    Darryl MotleyKCABALL 2-3 @BAL501000000000000011st career game, 1st career hit
    Atlee HammakerKCABALL 1-2 @BAL000000000000000011st career game
    Darryl MotleyKCACLEW 4-1 @CLE401000011000000051st career stolen base
    Willie WilsonKCACLEW 4-1 @CLE42400002000000005214 hits
    Lee MayKCACLEW 6-2 @CLE412000000010000020182000th career hit
    George BrettKCACLEL 6-8 @CLE51200130000000001049100th career home run
    Darryl MotleyKCATORW 5-3 vs TOR300000100000000091st career RBI
    Darryl MotleyKCADETL 3-4 @DET4110011000100000161st career home run
    Willie WilsonKCADETL 3-4 @DET51400001000000005324 hits
    George BrettKCATORW 11-5 @TOR634200010000000010594 hits
    Willie WilsonKCACALW 7-1 vs CAL52400001000000015444 hits
    George BrettKCACALW 7-3 vs CAL512020200020000010712 Triples
    Pat SheridanKCACALW 3-1 @CAL000000000000000011st career game
    Tim IrelandKCASEAL 2-3 @SEA000000000000000011st career game
    Jeff SchattingerKCAMINL 2-7 vs MIN000000000000000011st career game
    Greg KeatleyKCASEAW 15-3 vs SEA000000000000000011st career game
    Ken PhelpsKCASEAW 15-3 vs SEA1110001000000000231st career RBI
    Pitching Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultDecNoteIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBTBFPitchesStrBalStr%Career GCareer W-LFeat Description
    Jim WrightKCACLEL 0-4 vs CLE 2.140002100012000--10-01st career game
    Jim WrightKCAMINW 6-5 @MINW 410000100013000--61-01st career win
    Atlee HammakerKCABALL 1-2 @BAL 440000200017000--10-01st career game
    Mike JonesKCACLEW 4-1 @CLEW 671103200027000--51-11st career win
    Atlee HammakerKCACALW 3-2 @CALW 751105201028000--81-21st career win
    Jeff SchattingerKCAMINL 2-7 vs MIN 320001100214000--10-01st career game
    Dennis LeonardKCAOAKW 3-0 vs OAKWSHO970000300033000--246120-84Complete game/Shutout


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