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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
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
45Steve Balboni1B-DH303864480
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1
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24
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60003497210311.207.270.427697.220.308.2092.8516.1165423
12Juan BeniquezOF-DH371741441
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7
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03
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2600112611229.236.278.328606.092.155.2592.3658.057189
1Buddy BiancalanaSS-2B2747410
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1
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01
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70011000101.213.229.298527.085.106.25010.0047.01449
27Thad BosleyOF301401339
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1
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160092602122.279.318.357675.079.143.3302.89140.050152
5George Brett1B3442771124
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18
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2
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22
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786372471140810.290.387.496883.206.382.2790.6519.4212507
22Jim EisenreichDH281051025
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211171302032.238.278.467745.229.295.2311.8626.349115
7Ed HearnC261725
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003004200001.294.429.412841.118.353.3330.50--721
16Bo JacksonOF243964693
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531043015850123.235.287.455742.220.311.3265.2718.0180429
3Ross JonesSS271141029
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0101051510135.254.279.325604.070.123.2843.00--37123
28Mike MacFarlaneC231904
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003002200001.211.286.263549.053.158.2351.00--521
38Scotti Madison1B-C271544
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000001500100.267.312.467779.200.267.4005.00--717
11Hal McRaeDH4132510
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9005101001.312.405.500905.187.344.3000.2032.01637
3Jorge OrtaDH365039
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02
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4003801000.180.226.380606.200.260.1752.6725.01953
24Larry OwenC321641731
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1400165100715.189.260.317577.128.226.2393.1932.852188
32Bill PecotaSS271562243
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1450152510003.276.339.378717.103.231.3121.6752.059171
9Jamie QuirkC322962470
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17
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3310285641248.236.299.345644.108.206.2722.0059.2102330
2Angel SalazarSS253172465
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214464600816.205.219.246465.041.060.2337.67158.578332
33Kevin Seitzer3B25641105207
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831278085201118.323.398.470868.147.279.3541.0642.7301723
21Lonnie SmithOF311672642
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894243140021.251.342.359701.108.281.2891.2955.760193
4Danny TartabullOF2458295180
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1019479136120514.309.389.541930.232.376.3501.7217.1315666
25Gary ThurmanOF22811224
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0057282000101.296.360.321681.025.185.3932.50--2690
20Frank White2B3656367138
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78135186254416.245.306.400706.155.242.2611.6933.1225622
6Willie WilsonOF3161097170
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305911328862419.279.314.377691.098.230.3202.75152.5230647
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BBBABIP
18Bret Saberhagen18103.36333315400257246999627531636161.168.610.951.865.713.08-1.153
31Bob Shirley0015.4330001071012125611002.2912.866.437.711.290.17--
29Dan Quisenberry412.764700039849581515310170011.3910.650.551.843.121.70-2.750
31Melido Perez118.1033000010181292550002.3016.201.804.504.501.00-2.286
37Charlie Leibrandt16113.41353583002402351049123741519311.298.810.862.785.662.04-1.218
15Danny Jackson9184.02363411210224219115100111091525071.468.800.444.386.111.39-1.276
30Dave Gumpert006.168000301927161336131001.7412.791.422.846.162.17-1.500
23Mark Gubicza13183.983535102002412311141071812016614161.458.590.674.466.171.38-1.158
39Jerry Don Gleaton444.244800022550382824428444101.296.710.714.947.761.57-.708
28Gene Garber002.57130001281413541130001.008.360.640.641.933.00--
26Steve Farr434.154700019191974742944882021.559.590.894.358.702.00-.907
49John Davis522.252700012243291311026242021.255.930.005.324.910.92-1.208
40Bud Black863.612918004112212663491635616051.329.301.182.584.501.74-1.429
17Rick Anderson0213.856200101326222039120022.6918.002.086.238.311.33-1.533
19Bob Stoddard134.27172004140512619322234031.8211.470.674.955.171.05-1.846


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