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1987 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

+ American League
Nickname:
W-L Record: 83-79 .512
Rank: 2nd in American League West
Run Differential: 715-691 + 24
Manager(s): Billy Gardner, John Wathan
General Manager: John Schuerholz
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Ballpark: Royals Stadium
Payroll: $ 0 1/26
Attendance: 2,392,471 7/26
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Kevin Appier (#9) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Ed Napoleon
Bullpen Coach: Jimmie Schaffer
First Base Coach: Joe Jones
Hitting Coach: Hal McRae
Pitching Coach: Gary Blaylock
Third Base Coach: Jose Martinez

#1 Draft Picks

Lonnie Smith (#3), Ross Jones (#9), Jerry Don Gleaton (#17), Jamie Quirk (#18), Gary Thurman (#21), Buddy Biancalana (#25)
American League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8577.525--
8379.5122.0
8181.5004.0
7884.4817.0
7785.4758.0
7587.46310.0
7587.46310.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
33Kevin Seitzer3B25 641105207
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8
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15
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831278085201118.323.399.470869.147.279.3541.0642.7301725
6Willie WilsonOF31 61097170
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18
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15
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4
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305911328862419.279.320.377697.098.230.3202.75152.5230653
4Danny TartabullOF24 58295180
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27
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3
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34
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1019479136120514.309.390.541931.232.376.3501.7217.1315667
20Frank White2B36 56367138
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2
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17
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78135186254416.245.308.400708.155.242.2611.6933.1225624
5George Brett1B34 42771124
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2
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22
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786372471140810.290.388.496884.206.382.2790.6519.4212508
16Bo JacksonOF24 3964693
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2
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22
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531043015850123.235.296.455751.220.311.3265.2718.0180434
45Steve Balboni1B-DH30 3864480
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24
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60003497210311.207.273.427700.220.308.2092.8516.1165425
2Angel SalazarSS25 3172465
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214464600816.205.219.246465.041.060.2337.67158.578332
9Jamie QuirkC32 2962470
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3310285641248.236.307.345652.108.206.2722.0059.2102334
12Juan BeniquezOF-DH37 1741441
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2600112611229.236.282.328610.092.155.2592.3658.057190
21Lonnie SmithOF31 1672642
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894243140021.251.355.359714.108.281.2891.2955.760197
24Larry OwenC32 1641731
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1400165100715.189.260.317577.128.226.2393.1932.852188
32Bill PecotaSS27 1562243
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1450152510003.276.343.378721.103.231.3131.6752.059172
27Thad BosleyOF30 1401339
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160092602122.279.318.357675.079.143.3302.89140.050152
3Ross JonesSS27 1141029
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0101051510135.254.285.325610.070.123.2843.00--37124
22Jim EisenreichDH28 1051025
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211171302032.238.278.467745.229.295.2311.8626.349115
25Gary ThurmanOF22 811224
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0057282000101.296.360.321681.025.185.3932.50--2690
3Jorge OrtaDH36 5039
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4003801000.180.226.380606.200.260.1752.6725.01953
1Buddy BiancalanaSS-2B27 47410
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70011000101.213.229.298527.085.106.25010.0047.01449
11Hal McRaeDH41 32510
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9005101001.313.405.500905.188.344.3000.2032.01637
28Mike MacFarlaneC23 1904
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003002200001.211.286.263549.053.158.2351.00--521
7Ed HearnC26 1725
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003004200001.294.429.412841.118.353.3330.50--721
38Scotti Madison1B-C27 1544
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000001500100.267.313.467780.200.267.4005.00--717
Batting Totals1730549971514432394016867712543523103430323442127.262.324.412736.150.260.2941.9832.722666098
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
18Bret Saberhagen23 18103.36333315400257246999627531636161.168.610.951.865.713.08
23Mark Gubicza24 13183.983535102002412311141071812016614161.458.590.674.466.171.38
37Charlie Leibrandt30 16113.41353583002402351049123741519311.298.810.862.785.662.04
15Danny Jackson25 9184.02363411210224219115100111091525071.468.800.444.386.111.39
40Bud Black30 863.612918004112212663491635616051.329.301.182.584.501.74
26Steve Farr30 434.154700019191974742944882021.559.590.894.358.702.00
39Jerry Don Gleaton29 444.244800022550382824428444101.296.710.714.947.761.57
29Dan Quisenberry34 412.764700039849581515310170011.3910.650.551.843.121.70
49John Davis24 522.252700012243291311026242021.255.930.005.324.910.92
19Bob Stoddard30 134.28172004140512619322234031.8311.480.684.955.181.05
30Dave Gumpert29 006.168000301927161336131001.7412.791.422.846.162.17
28Gene Garber39 002.57130001281413541130001.008.360.640.641.933.00
17Rick Anderson30 0213.856200101326222039120022.6918.002.086.238.311.33
31Melido Perez21 118.1033000010181292550002.3016.201.804.504.501.00
31Bob Shirley33 0015.4330001071012125611002.2912.866.437.711.290.17
Pitching Totals83793.8738716244111182614241424691612128548923546351.389.000.813.465.831.68
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jamie QuirkC1085324083.9860.00
Larry OwenC753703874.9830.00
Mike MacFarlaneC8292001.0000.00
Ed HearnC5250001.0000.00
Scotti MadisonC38130.7500.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
George Brett1B8379850669.9930.00
Steve Balboni1B5552141639.9890.00
Kevin Seitzer1B2518323219.9900.00
Juan Beniquez1B6501061.0000.00
Scotti Madison1B4202041.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Frank White2B1523204581089.9870.00
Bill Pecota2B152027061.0000.00
Buddy Biancalana2B12918061.0000.00
Ross Jones2B342021.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Kevin Seitzer3B1411052922232.9470.00
Bill Pecota3B1772332.9090.00
George Brett3B1171933.8970.00
Juan Beniquez3B60410.8000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Angel SalazarSS116134332956.9810.00
Ross JonesSS3642109413.9740.00
Bill PecotaSS364085320.9770.00
Buddy BiancalanaSS22122754.8860.00
Jamie QuirkSS10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Danny TartabullOF1492281161.9760.00
Willie WilsonOF143342311.9970.00
Bo JacksonOF113180991.9550.00
Lonnie SmithOF3252250.9150.00
Thad BosleyOF2828010.9660.00
Gary ThurmanOF2761521.9710.00
Juan BeniquezOF22330001.0000.00
Kevin SeitzerOF320001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jerry Don GleatonP485021211.9332.51
Steve FarrP47913620.8180.89
Dan QuisenberryP4749613031.0003.49
Danny JacksonP36224132322.9471.45
Mark GubiczaP35241324027.9732.69
Charlie LeibrandtP35240155544.9462.62
Bret SaberhagenP33257213425.9651.93
Bud BlackP29122419001.0001.70
John DavisP27435711.9232.50
Bob StoddardP1740410011.0003.15
Gene GarberP131423001.0003.19
Dave GumpertP81914011.0002.36
Rick AndersonP61313001.0002.77
Melido PerezP3100010.0000.00
Bob ShirleyP3710001.0001.27
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Steve BalboniDH52.0000.00
Jim EisenreichDH26.0000.00
George BrettDH21.0000.00
Juan BeniquezDH15.0000.00
Lonnie SmithDH15.0000.00
Thad BosleyDH13.0000.00
Jorge OrtaDH12.0000.00
Hal McRaeDH7.0000.00
Danny TartabullDH6.0000.00
Willie WilsonDH2.0000.00
Buddy BiancalanaDH1.0000.00
Bo JacksonDH1.0000.00
Bill PecotaDH1.0000.00
Kevin SeitzerDH1.0000.00
Frank WhiteDH1.0000.00


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