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1982 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

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W-L Record: 90-72 .556
Rank: 2nd in American League West
Run Differential: 784-717 + 67
Roster Continuity 75.83% 9/26
Manager(s): Dick Howser
General Manager: John Schuerholz
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Ballpark: Royals Stadium
Attendance: 2,284,464 5/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: John Morris (#10) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Jimmie Schaffer
First Base Coach: Jose Martinez
Hitting Coach: Rocky Colavito
Pitching Coach: Cloyd Boyer
Third Base Coach: Joe Nossek

#1 Draft Picks

Don Hood (#17), Jamie Quirk (#18), Buddy Biancalana (#25)
American League West Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1982 Kansas City Royals season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    24Willie Aikens1B6-3220L-R271977CAL: 1975-1-2MLB--
    31Mike ArmstrongP6-3206R-R281980CIN: 1974-1-24MLB--
    1Buddy BiancalanaSS-2B5-11160B-R221982KCA: 1978-1-25MLB--
    40Bud BlackP6-2185L-L251981SEA: 1979-17-417MLB--
    33Vida BlueP6-0189B-L321969KC1: 1967-2-27MLB--
    37Derek BotelhoP6-2180R-R251982PHI: 1976-2-42MLB--
    5George Brett3B-1B6-0205L-R291973KCA: 1971-2-29MLB--
    39Bill CastroP5-11170R-R281974UDFAMLB--
    2Onix ConcepcionSS-2B5-6180R-R241980Not draftedMLB--
    21Keith CreelP6-2180R-R231982PIT: 1980-1-6MLB--
    28Dave FrostP6-6235R-R291977CHA: 1974-18-412MLB--
    23Cesar GeronimoOF6-2170L-L341969Not draftedMLB--
    32Larry GuraP6-1185B-L341970CHN: 1969-2-40MLB--
    27Steve HammondOF6-2190L-R251982CAL: 1974-4-75MLB--
    45Kelly Heath2B5-7155R-R241982KCA: 1977-7-177MLB--
    48Don HoodP6-2180L-L321973BAL: 1969-1-17MLB--
    15Tim Ireland2B-1B6-0180R-R291981MON: 1973-25-563MLB--
    36Grant JacksonP6-0190B-L391965Not draftedMLB--
    35Ron Johnson1B6-3215R-R261982KCA: 1978-24-595MLB--
    22Dennis LeonardP6-1190R-R311974KCA: 1972-2-42MLB--
    25Jerry MartinOF6-1195R-R331974Not draftedMLB--
    14Lee May1B6-3205R-R391965Not draftedMLB--
    11Hal McRaeOF5-11185R-R361968CIN: 1965-6-117MLB--
    26Amos OtisOF5-11166R-R351967BOS: 1965-5-95MLB--
    3Tom PoquetteOF5-10175L-R301973KCA: 1970-4-81MLB--
    4Greg Pryor3B-SS6-0186R-R321976WS2: 1971-6-130MLB--
    9Jamie QuirkC-3B6-4200L-R271975KCA: 1972-1-18MLB--
    29Dan QuisenberryP6-2185R-R291979UDFAMLB--
    38Bombo RiveraOF5-10187R-R291975Not draftedMLB--
    57Mark RyalOF6-1185L-L221982KCA: 1978-3-77MLB--
    7Don SlaughtC6-1190R-R231982KCA: 1980-7-172MLB--
    34Paul SplittorffP6-3210L-L351970KCA: 1968-25-575MLB--
    27,36Bob TuftsP6-5215L-L261981SFN: 1977-12-296MLB--
    30U.L. WashingtonSS5-11175B-R281977Not draftedMLB--
    12John WathanC-1B6-2205R-R321976KCA: 1971-1-4MLB--
    16Dennis Werth1B-OF6-1200R-R291979NYA: 1974-19-437MLB--
    20Frank White2B5-11175R-R311973Not draftedMLB--
    6Willie WilsonOF6-3195B-R261976LAN: 1974-16-381MLB--
    35Jim WrightP6-5205R-R271981PHI: 1973-5-98MLB--

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