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1987 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

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W-L Record: 83-79 .512
Rank: 2nd in American League West
Run Differential: 715-691 + 24
Roster Continuity 72.94% 14/26
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: Did not qualify
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
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
33Kevin Seitzer3B25   641105207
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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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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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1019479136120514.309.390.541931.232.376.3501.7217.1315667
20Frank White2B36   56367138
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78135186254416.245.308.400708.155.242.2611.6933.1225624
5George Brett1B34   42771124
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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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531043015850123.235.296.455751.220.311.3265.2718.0180434
45Steve Balboni1B-DH30   3864480
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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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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   18103.36333315400257.0246999627531636161.168.610.951.865.713.08
23Mark Gubicza24   13183.98353510200241.22311141071812016614161.458.590.674.466.171.38
37Charlie Leibrandt30   16113.4135358300240.12351049123741519311.298.810.862.785.662.04
15Danny Jackson25   9184.02363411210224.0219115100111091525071.468.800.444.386.111.39
40Bud Black30   863.6129180041122.112663491635616051.329.301.182.584.501.74
26Steve Farr30   434.154700019191.0974742944882021.559.590.894.358.702.00
39Jerry Don Gleaton29   444.244800022550.2382824428444101.296.710.714.947.761.57
29Dan Quisenberry34   412.764700039849.0581515310170011.3910.650.551.843.121.70
49John Davis24   522.252700012243.2291311026242021.255.930.005.324.910.92
19Bob Stoddard30   134.28172004140.0512619322234031.8311.480.684.955.181.05
30Dave Gumpert29   006.1680003019.127161336131001.7412.791.422.846.162.17
28Gene Garber39   002.571300012814.113541130001.008.360.640.641.933.00
17Rick Anderson30   0213.8562001013.026222039120022.6918.002.086.238.311.33
31Melido Perez21   118.1033000010.1181292550002.3016.201.804.504.501.00
31Bob Shirley33   0015.433000107.11012125611002.2912.866.437.711.290.17
Batting 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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