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1985 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

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W-L Record: 91-71 .562
Rank: 1st in American League West
Run Differential: 687-639 + 48
Roster Continuity 88.12% 2/26
Manager(s): Dick Howser
General Manager: John Schuerholz
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Ballpark: Royals Stadium
Payroll: $ 0 1/26
Attendance: 2,162,717 9/26
Playoffs: Won World Series (Cardinals)
Top Draft Pick: Brian McRae (#17) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Jimmie Schaffer
First Base Coach: Jose Martinez
Hitting Coach: Lee May
Pitching Coach: Gary Blaylock
Roving Hitting Coach: Moe Hill
Third Base Coach: Mike Ferraro

#1 Draft Picks

Lonnie Smith (#3), Jamie Quirk (#18), Dave Leeper (#23), 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 1985 Kansas City Royals season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    45Steve Balboni1B6-3235R-R281981NYA: 1978-2-52MLB--
    27Joe BeckwithP6-3200L-R301979LAN: 1977-2-46MLB--
    1Buddy BiancalanaSS-2B5-11160B-R251982KCA: 1978-1-25MLB--
    40Bud BlackP6-2185L-L281981SEA: 1979-17-417MLB--
    5George Brett3B-1B6-0205L-R321973KCA: 1971-2-29MLB--
    2Onix ConcepcionSS-2B5-6180R-R271980Not draftedMLB--
    26Steve FarrP5-11200R-R281984Not draftedMLB--
    41Tony FerreiraP6-1160L-L221985KCA: 1981-2-49MLB--
    23Mark GubiczaP6-5210R-R221984KCA: 1981-2-34MLB--
    32Larry GuraP6-1185B-L371970CHN: 1969-2-40MLB--
    38Mark HuismannP6-3195R-R271983CHN: 1979-23-581MLB--
    9Dane Iorg1B-OF6-0180L-R351977PHI: 1971-1-22MLB--
    25Danny JacksonP6-0195R-L231983KCA: 1982-1-1MLB--
    35Lynn JonesOF5-9175R-R321979CIN: 1974-10-239MLB--
    17Mike JonesP6-6215L-L251980SFN: 1982-1-12MLB--
    30Mike LaCossP6-4200R-R291978CIN: 1974-3-71MLB--
    36Dave LeeperOF5-11170L-L251984KCA: 1981-1-23MLB--
    37Charlie LeibrandtP6-3200R-L281979CIN: 1978-9-225MLB--
    22Dennis LeonardP6-1190R-R341974KCA: 1972-2-42MLB--
    11Hal McRaeOF5-11185R-R391968CIN: 1965-6-117MLB--
    28Omar MorenoOF6-2180L-L321975Not draftedMLB--
    24Darryl MotleyOF5-9196R-R251981KCA: 1978-2-51MLB--
    3Jorge Orta2B-OF5-10170L-R341972Not draftedMLB--
    4Greg Pryor3B-SS6-0186R-R351976WS2: 1971-6-130MLB--
    9Jamie QuirkC-3B6-4200L-R301975KCA: 1972-1-18MLB--
    29Dan QuisenberryP6-2185R-R321979UDFAMLB--
    31Bret SaberhagenP6-1200R-R211984KCA: 1982-19-480MLB--
    16Jim ScrantonSS6-0175R-R251984OAK: 1978-15-368MLB--
    15Pat SheridanOF6-3175L-R271981KCA: 1979-3-73MLB--
    21Lonnie SmithLF-OF5-9170R-R291978PHI: 1974-1-3MLB--
    8Jim SundbergC6-0195R-R341974TEX: 1973-1-2MLB--
    12John WathanC-1B6-2205R-R351976KCA: 1971-1-4MLB--
    20Frank White2B5-11175R-R341973Not draftedMLB--
    6Willie WilsonOF6-3195B-R291976LAN: 1974-16-381MLB--

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