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Home >> Teams >> MLB Franchises >> American League >> Kansas City Royals >> 1987 Team Capsule

1987 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

+ American League
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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
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
33Kevin Seitzer3B25641105207
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8
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15
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831278085201118.323.399.470869.147.279.3541.0642.7301725
6Willie WilsonOF3161097170
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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 TartabullOF2458295180
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3
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1019479136120514.309.390.541931.232.376.3501.7217.1315667
20Frank White2B3656367138
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78135186254416.245.308.400708.155.242.2611.6933.1225624
5George Brett1B3442771124
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2
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22
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786372471140810.290.388.496884.206.382.2790.6519.4212508
16Bo JacksonOF243964693
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531043015850123.235.296.455751.220.311.3265.2718.0180434
45Steve Balboni1B-DH303864480
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60003497210311.207.273.427700.220.308.2092.8516.1165425
2Angel SalazarSS253172465
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214464600816.205.219.246465.041.060.2337.67158.578332
9Jamie QuirkC322962470
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3310285641248.236.307.345652.108.206.2722.0059.2102334
12Juan BeniquezOF-DH371741441
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2600112611229.236.282.328610.092.155.2592.3658.057190
21Lonnie SmithOF311672642
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894243140021.251.355.359714.108.281.2891.2955.760197
24Larry OwenC321641731
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1400165100715.189.260.317577.128.226.2393.1932.852188
32Bill PecotaSS271562243
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1450152510003.276.343.378721.103.231.3131.6752.059172
27Thad BosleyOF301401339
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160092602122.279.318.357675.079.143.3302.89140.050152
3Ross JonesSS271141029
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0101051510135.254.285.325610.070.123.2843.00--37124
22Jim EisenreichDH281051025
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211171302032.238.278.467745.229.295.2311.8626.349115
25Gary ThurmanOF22811224
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0057282000101.296.360.321681.025.185.3932.50--2690
3Jorge OrtaDH365039
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4003801000.180.226.380606.200.260.1752.6725.01953
1Buddy BiancalanaSS-2B2747410
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70011000101.213.229.298527.085.106.25010.0047.01449
11Hal McRaeDH4132510
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9005101001.313.405.500905.188.344.3000.2032.01637
28Mike MacFarlaneC231904
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003002200001.211.286.263549.053.158.2351.00--521
7Ed HearnC261725
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003004200001.294.429.412841.118.353.3330.50--721
38Scotti Madison1B-C271544
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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
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
18Bret Saberhagen2318103.36333315400257246999627531636161.168.610.951.865.713.08
23Mark Gubicza2413183.983535102002412311141071812016614161.458.590.674.466.171.38
37Charlie Leibrandt3016113.41353583002402351049123741519311.298.810.862.785.662.04
15Danny Jackson259184.02363411210224219115100111091525071.468.800.444.386.111.39
40Bud Black30863.612918004112212663491635616051.329.301.182.584.501.74
26Steve Farr30434.154700019191974742944882021.559.590.894.358.702.00
39Jerry Don Gleaton29444.244800022550382824428444101.296.710.714.947.761.57
29Dan Quisenberry34412.764700039849581515310170011.3910.650.551.843.121.70
49John Davis24522.252700012243291311026242021.255.930.005.324.910.92
19Bob Stoddard30134.28172004140512619322234031.8311.480.684.955.181.05
30Dave Gumpert29006.168000301927161336131001.7412.791.422.846.162.17
28Gene Garber39002.57130001281413541130001.008.360.640.641.933.00
17Rick Anderson300213.856200101326222039120022.6918.002.086.238.311.33
31Melido Perez21118.1033000010181292550002.3016.201.804.504.501.00
31Bob Shirley330015.4330001071012125611002.2912.866.437.711.290.17
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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