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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
  • 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 1987 Kansas City Royals season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    17Rick AndersonP6-0175R-R301986CHA: 1980-8-179MLB--
    45Steve Balboni1B6-3235R-R301981NYA: 1978-2-52MLB--
    12Juan BeniquezOF5-11165R-R371971Not draftedMLB--
    1Buddy BiancalanaSS-2B5-11160B-R271982KCA: 1978-1-25MLB--
    40Bud BlackP6-2185L-L301981SEA: 1979-17-417MLB--
    27Thad BosleyOF6-3175L-L301977CAL: 1974-4-82MLB--
    5George Brett3B-1B6-0205L-R341973KCA: 1971-2-29MLB--
    49John DavisP6-7215R-R241987KCA: 1981-7-178MLB--
    22Jim EisenreichRF-LF5-11195L-L281982MIN: 1980-16-402MLB--
    26Steve FarrP5-11200R-R301984Not draftedMLB--
    28Gene GarberP5-10175R-R391969PIT: 1965-20-382MLB--
    39Jerry Don GleatonP6-3210L-L291979TEX: 1979-1-17MLB--
    23Mark GubiczaP6-5210R-R241984KCA: 1981-2-34MLB--
    30Dave GumpertP6-1190R-R291982UDFAMLB--
    7Ed HearnC6-3215R-R261986PHI: 1978-4-101MLB--
    16Bo JacksonLF-CF6-1225R-R241986KCA: 1986-4-105MLB--
    15Danny JacksonP6-0195R-L251983KCA: 1982-1-1MLB--
    3Ross JonesSS6-2185R-R271984LAN: 1980-1-9MLB--
    37Charlie LeibrandtP6-3200R-L301979CIN: 1978-9-225MLB--
    28Mike MacFarlaneC6-1210R-R231987KCA: 1985-4-97MLB--
    38Scotti Madison3B-C5-11195B-R271985MIN: 1980-3-64MLB--
    11Hal McRaeOF5-11185R-R411968CIN: 1965-6-117MLB--
    3Jorge Orta2B-OF5-10170L-R361972Not draftedMLB--
    24Larry OwenC5-11185R-R321981ATL: 1977-17-420MLB--
    32Bill Pecota3B-SS6-2195R-R271986KCA: 1981-10-234MLB--
    31Melido PerezP6-4180R-R211987Not draftedMLB--
    9Jamie QuirkC-3B6-4200L-R321975KCA: 1972-1-18MLB--
    29Dan QuisenberryP6-2185R-R341979UDFAMLB--
    18Bret SaberhagenP6-1200R-R231984KCA: 1982-19-480MLB--
    2Angel SalazarSS6-0173R-R251983Not draftedMLB--
    33Kevin Seitzer3B-1B5-11180R-R251986KCA: 1983-11-283MLB--
    31Bob ShirleyP5-11185R-L331977SDN: 1976-1-8MLB--
    21Lonnie SmithLF-OF5-9170R-R311978PHI: 1974-1-3MLB--
    19Bob StoddardP6-1200R-R301981SEA: 1978-10-240MLB--
    4Danny TartabullRF6-1205R-R241984CIN: 1980-3-71MLB--
    25Gary ThurmanRF-LF5-10165R-R221987KCA: 1983-1-21MLB--
    20Frank White2B5-11175R-R361973Not draftedMLB--
    6Willie WilsonOF6-3195B-R311976LAN: 1974-16-381MLB--

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