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1981 KANSAS CITY ROYALS

|    Level:  MLB  

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Team Record:  50-53   .485
Result:   th in American League - West Division
Manager(s):  Jim Frey, Dick Howser
General Manager:   Joe Burke
Stadium:  Royals Stadium
Attendance:  1,279,403
Playoffs: Season in progress

Kansas City Royals affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Jerry Grote (38)
Youngest Player:  Darryl Motley (21)
Longest Tenure:  Paul Splittorff, Amos Otis (12)
Top Hitter:  Willie Wilson (13)
Top Pitcher:  Dennis Leonard (1)
Top Draft Pick:  Dave Leeper (#23)

Roster Continuity:  78.37%
American League Standings
WestWLPctGB
Oakland6445.587--
Texas5748.5435.0
Chi White Sox5452.5098.5
KC Royals5053.48511.0
California5159.46413.5
Seattle4465.40420.0
Minnesota4168.37623.0

BATTING STATISTICS
BatterGameSeasonResultABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFGDPC-GC-HC-HRC-RBIC-SBFeat Description
Lee May1981-04-171981L  3-2 vs KCA100000000010000200019853511223392000th career game
Jim Wright1981-04-221981L  4-0 vs KCA000000000000000100001st career game
Danny Garcia1981-04-261981L  11-1 @ MIL100000000000000100001st career game
George Brett1981-05-011981W  4-0 @ TEX51410001100000010161271985801124 hits
Frank White1981-05-031981L  9-8 @ TEX5110001000100001000778393161201000th career game
Ken Phelps1981-05-041981L  8-7 vs KCA101010000000000810001st career hit
John Wathan1981-05-041981L  8-7 vs KCA60400010000000038030413142254 hits
Danny Garcia1981-05-081981L  9-5 @ CHA411000000000000510001st career hit
Willie Wilson1981-05-081981L  9-5 @ CHA21100000100210048749191151942 hit by pitches
George Brett1981-05-121981W  3-2 vs KCA41420000000000010231280985821134 hits
Willie Wilson1981-05-241981W  6-4 vs KCA5100000000100005005109118197500th career game
George Brett1981-05-261981W  5-4 @ SEA52400000000000010291287985821134 hits
Amos Otis1981-05-271981W  8-5 @ SEA211000200100020167217051718283152 sacrifice flies
Jerry Grote1981-06-031981W  12-9 vs KCA4131017100000001412108839404157 RBis
Frank White1981-06-031981W  12-9 vs KCA5342102100000001026804423281214 hits
Amos Otis1981-06-101981W  7-4 @ TOR414210410000000168417251728383164 hits
Willie Wilson1981-06-101981W  7-4 @ TOR5010001100100005155249123200200th career stolen base
Darryl Motley1981-08-101981L  3-2 @ BAL501000000000000110001st career game, 1st career hit
Atlee Hammaker1981-08-131981L  2-1 @ BAL000000000000000100001st career game
Darryl Motley1981-08-141981W  4-1 @ CLE401000011000000550011st career stolen base
Willie Wilson1981-08-141981W  4-1 @ CLE424000020000000521537101242054 hits
Lee May1981-08-161981W  6-2 @ CLE412000000010000201820003511231392000th career hit
George Brett1981-08-161981L  8-6 @ CLE51200130000000010491310100596116100th career home run
Darryl Motley1981-08-171981W  5-3 vs KCA300000100000000970111st career RBI
Darryl Motley1981-08-251981L  4-3 @ DET41100110001000016121311st career home run
Willie Wilson1981-08-251981L  4-3 @ DET514000010000000532550101272084 hits
George Brett1981-08-271981W  11-5 @ TOR634200010000000105913211016011184 hits
Willie Wilson1981-09-071981W  7-1 vs KCA524000010000001544567101272134 hits
George Brett1981-09-091981W  7-3 vs KCA512020200020000107113351016101202 Triples
Pat Sheridan1981-09-161981W  3-1 @ CAL000000000000000100001st career game
Tim Ireland1981-09-201981L  3-2 @ SEA000000000000000100001st career game
Jeff Schattinger1981-09-211981L  7-2 vs KCA000000000000000100001st career game
Greg Keatley1981-09-271981W  15-3 vs KCA000000000000000100001st career game
Ken Phelps1981-09-271981W  15-3 vs KCA1110001000000002330101st career RBI


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