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1983 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

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W-L Record: 79-83 .488
Rank: 2nd in American League West
Run Differential: 696-767 -71
Roster Continuity 87.20% 4/26
Manager(s): Dick Howser
General Manager: John Schuerholz
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Ballpark: Royals Stadium
Attendance: 1,963,875 11/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Gary Thurman (#21) 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
Roving Hitting Coach: Moe Hill
Third Base Coach: Joe Nossek

#1 Draft Picks

Frank Wills (#16), Don Hood (#17), 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 1983 Kansas City Royals season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    24Willie Aikens1B6-3220L-R281977CAL: 1975-1-2MLB--
    31Mike ArmstrongP6-3206R-R291980CIN: 1974-1-24MLB--
    1Buddy BiancalanaSS-2B5-11160B-R231982KCA: 1978-1-25MLB--
    40Bud BlackP6-2185L-L261981SEA: 1979-17-417MLB--
    14,33Vida BlueP6-0189B-L331969KC1: 1967-2-27MLB--
    5George Brett3B-1B6-0205L-R301973KCA: 1971-2-29MLB--
    39Bill CastroP5-11170R-R291974UDFAMLB--
    2Onix ConcepcionSS-2B5-6180R-R251980Not draftedMLB--
    21Keith CreelP6-2180R-R241982PIT: 1980-1-6MLB--
    33Butch DavisOF6-0190R-R251983KCA: 1980-12-302MLB--
    23Cesar GeronimoOF6-2170L-L351969Not draftedMLB--
    32Larry GuraP6-1185B-L351970CHN: 1969-2-40MLB--
    48Don HoodP6-2180L-L331973BAL: 1969-1-17MLB--
    38Mark HuismannP6-3195R-R251983CHN: 1979-23-581MLB--
    45Danny JacksonP6-0195R-L211983KCA: 1982-1-1MLB--
    35Ron Johnson1B6-3215R-R271982KCA: 1978-24-595MLB--
    22Dennis LeonardP6-1190R-R321974KCA: 1972-2-42MLB--
    25Jerry MartinOF6-1195R-R341974Not draftedMLB--
    11Hal McRaeOF5-11185R-R371968CIN: 1965-6-117MLB--
    49Darryl MotleyOF5-9196R-R231981KCA: 1978-2-51MLB--
    26Amos OtisOF5-11166R-R361967BOS: 1965-5-95MLB--
    3Cliff Pastornicky3B5-10170R-R241983KCA: 1980-8-198MLB--
    36Gaylord PerryP6-4215R-R441962Not draftedMLB--
    4Greg Pryor3B-SS6-0186R-R331976WS2: 1971-6-130MLB--
    29Dan QuisenberryP6-2185R-R301979UDFAMLB--
    28Eric RasmussenP6-3205R-R311975SLN: 1973-32-676MLB--
    18Steve RenkoP6-5230R-R381969NYN: 1965-24-461MLB--
    16Leon RobertsOF6-3200R-R321974DET: 1972-10-236MLB--
    15Pat SheridanOF6-3175L-R251981KCA: 1979-3-73MLB--
    9Joe SimpsonOF6-3175L-L311975LAN: 1973-3-66MLB--
    7Don SlaughtC6-1190R-R241982KCA: 1980-7-172MLB--
    34Paul SplittorffP6-3210L-L361970KCA: 1968-25-575MLB--
    36Bob TuftsP6-5215L-L271981SFN: 1977-12-296MLB--
    30U.L. WashingtonSS5-11175B-R291977Not draftedMLB--
    12John WathanC-1B6-2205R-R331976KCA: 1971-1-4MLB--
    20Frank White2B5-11175R-R321973Not draftedMLB--
    19Frank WillsP6-2220R-R241983KCA: 1980-1-16MLB--
    6Willie WilsonOF6-3195B-R271976LAN: 1974-16-381MLB--

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