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Home >> Teams >> MLB Franchises >> American League >> Kansas City Royals >> 1997 Team Capsule

1997 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

+ American League
Nickname:
W-L Record: 67-94 .416
Rank: 5th in American League Central
Run Differential: 747-820 -73
Manager(s): Tony Muser, Bob Boone
General Manager: Herk Robinson
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Ballpark: Kauffman Stadium
Payroll: $ 31,225,000 21/28
Attendance: 1,517,638 22/28
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Dan Reichert (#7) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Jamie Quirk
Bullpen Coach: Guy Hansen
First Base Coach: Frank White
First Base Coach: Mitchell Page
Hitting Coach: Tom Poquette
Hitting Coach: Greg Luzinski
Pitching Coach: Bruce Kison
Third Base Coach: Rich Dauer

#1 Draft Picks

Jeff King (#1), Gregg Olson (#4), Joe Vitiello (#7), Jay Bell (#8), Kevin Appier (#9), Jim Pittsley (#17), Tom Goodwin (#22), Johnny Damon (#35)
American League Central Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8675.534--
8081.4976.0
7883.4848.0
6894.42018.5
6794.41619.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
28Jay BellSS3157389167
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9210671101423913.291.368.461829.169.300.3171.4227.3264660
7Jeff King1B3254384129
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1121658996241129.238.341.451792.214.398.2341.0819.4245647
44Chili DavisDH3747771133
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030
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906385961160415.279.386.509895.231.415.2901.1315.9243567
18Johnny DamonCF-LF2347270130
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481610427032613.275.338.386724.110.212.3091.6759.0182524
30Jose Offerman2B2842459126
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6
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39910416403605.297.359.394753.097.191.3461.56212.0167471
42Tom GoodwinCF2836751100
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2234101951201115.272.311.346657.074.191.3112.68183.5127400
1Bip RobertsLF3334644107
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36153215312136.309.348.379727.069.165.3592.52346.0131372
24Jermaine DyeRF232632662
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2221175110116.236.284.369653.133.202.2673.0037.697283
15Mike MacFarlaneC332573461
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3502244763314.237.316.401717.163.249.2611.9632.1103291
12Craig Paquette3B282522658
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33221057201213.230.263.393656.163.202.2655.7031.599267
29Mike SweeneyC232403058
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8
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07
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3132173360128.242.306.363669.121.196.2521.9434.387266
39Yamil BenitezLF-RF251912251
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2122104910202.267.307.440747.173.225.3214.9023.984204
16Dean Palmer3B281872352
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3112155020023.278.335.487822.209.283.3313.3320.891206
6David Howard2B301622439
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1322103111311.241.287.321608.080.142.2903.10162.052177
14,16Scott Cooper3B291591232
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1511173220224.201.283.308591.107.214.2301.8853.049182
31Joe VitielloRF-LF271301131
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1800143721002.238.322.400722.162.269.2952.6426.052146
43Shane Halter2B-RF271231634
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1043102820401.276.341.382723.106.195.3442.8061.547139
31Rod MyersLF-RF241011426
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940172210202.257.370.386756.129.337.3121.2950.539121
2Jed Hansen2B24941129
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1432132910212.309.394.426820.117.266.4312.2394.040111
22Larry Sutton1B2769920
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80051200100.290.338.406744.116.188.3272.4034.52875
26Sal FasanoC253848
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10011200001.211.231.342573.132.158.28012.0038.01339
2Tim SpehrC303536
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20021210000.171.237.257494.086.143.2276.0035.0938
36Felix MartinezSS233137
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03006800101.226.351.323674.097.290.3041.33--1038
22Jon NunnallyRF252987
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4005700000.241.353.414767.172.345.2861.4029.01234
36Ryan LongRF24922
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0002000310000.222.300.222522.000.000.333----210
63Andy StewartC26812
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000000000001.250.250.375625.125.125.250----38
17Kevin AppierP296000000000500000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
41Tim BelcherP356000000000100001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
53Glendon RuschP223000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
34Jim PittsleyP23201
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000000100000.500.5001.0001500.500.5001.000----22
50Jose RosadoP222000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
Batting Totals1766559974714782563515871113066561106142345142108.264.329.407736.143.255.2991.8935.422786253
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
17Kevin Appier299133.39343441002352159689247419614141.228.200.922.827.472.65
41Tim Belcher3513125.033232310021324212811931701137151.4610.231.312.964.771.61
50Jose Rosado229124.703333200020320811710626731294241.389.221.153.245.721.77
53Glendon Rusch22695.513027100017020611110428521160171.5210.911.482.756.142.23
34Jim Pittsley23585.462121000011212072681554523061.559.641.214.344.180.96
27Ricky Bones28476.00211110207810259521025361051.6311.771.152.884.151.44
21Jeff Montgomery35143.5155000371459532423918485001.208.081.372.757.322.67
35Hipolito Pichardo27354.2247000261149512423724342111.539.371.294.416.241.42
57Jamie Walker25335.445000015043462826620242031.539.631.264.195.021.20
48Gregg Olson30433.003400013141391814317281011.338.360.643.646.001.65
51Randy Veres31403.3424000713536171347284031.239.261.031.807.204.00
58Hector Carrasco27165.402800011034292121416308001.297.461.034.117.711.88
45Larry Casian31025.0032000602632151556161001.4110.671.672.005.332.67
33Chris Haney28124.328300102429161215161021.3610.440.361.805.763.20
52Mike Perez32203.60160004020158828171011.156.750.903.607.652.13
56Matt Whisenant26102.842400030191576012163031.427.110.005.687.581.33
46Scott Service30034.76120001017179915190001.299.000.532.6510.063.80
57Brian Bevil25126.75180001111616131219132011.569.000.565.067.311.44
46Mike Williams28026.4310000411420111018100012.0012.860.645.146.431.25
45Jason Jacome26009.00700000613772530002.5716.712.576.433.860.60
49Mitch Williams320110.297000406118827102002.5714.142.579.0012.861.43
38Jim Converse25003.6030001054222530001.807.203.609.005.400.60
49Jose Santiago22001.8040003047210210011.8012.600.003.601.800.50
56Allen McDill250013.5030001043661820012.756.752.2518.004.500.25
52Roland De La Maza25004.5010000021111111001.004.504.504.504.501.00
Pitching Totals67944.715541611121502914431530820755186531961626491.439.541.163.315.991.81
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mike MacFarlaneC814392043.9910.00
Mike SweeneyC7642531313.9930.00
Tim SpehrC17787011.0000.00
Sal FasanoC1253312.9820.00
Andy StewartC4101001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jeff King1B15012171475135.9960.00
Larry Sutton1B129280111.0000.00
Scott Cooper1B8271041.0000.00
Joe Vitiello1B180011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jose Offerman2B101201254964.9810.00
David Howard2B346581425.9730.00
Jed Hansen2B315677116.9930.00
Shane Halter2B181622051.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Craig Paquette3B72451291215.9350.00
Dean Palmer3B48278298.9240.00
Scott Cooper3B392154041.0000.00
Shane Halter3B1214001.0000.00
Bip Roberts3B10312011.0000.00
David Howard3B731021.8670.00
Jay Bell3B427031.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jay BellSS14922744310102.9850.00
Felix MartinezSS12172217.9750.00
David HowardSS961515.9550.00
Shane HalterSS591313.9570.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bip RobertsLF82142330.9800.00
Johnny DamonLF4869010.9860.00
Yamil BenitezLF3159030.9520.00
Rod MyersLF12200001.0000.00
Joe VitielloLF1217010.9440.00
Shane HalterLF1051001.0000.00
David HowardLF540001.0000.00
Craig PaquetteLF461011.0000.00
Jermaine DyeLF10000.0000.00
Ryan LongLF110001.0000.00
Jon NunnallyLF110001.0000.00
Larry SuttonLF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Tom GoodwinCF96232310.9960.00
Johnny DamonCF65155120.9870.00
Shane HalterCF9170001.0000.00
Rod MyersCF919010.9500.00
David HowardCF240001.0000.00
Bip RobertsCF242001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jermaine DyeRF75164763.9660.00
Johnny DamonRF4799413.9900.00
Yamil BenitezRF2252010.9810.00
Shane HalterRF17150001.0000.00
David HowardRF17143001.0000.00
Joe VitielloRF16310001.0000.00
Rod MyersRF10151001.0000.00
Jon NunnallyRF8110001.0000.00
Ryan LongRF460001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jeff MontgomeryP5559105001.0002.28
Jamie WalkerP504356011.0002.30
Hipolito PichardoP4749812021.0003.67
Kevin AppierP34235241713.9761.57
Gregg OlsonP34414410.8891.75
Jose RosadoP33203112412.9721.55
Tim BelcherP322132322011.0001.90
Larry CasianP322615001.0002.06
Glendon RuschP30170813011.0001.11
Hector CarrascoP283426001.0002.11
Randy VeresP24350610.8571.54
Matt WhisenantP24190311.7501.42
Ricky BonesP217881111.9502.19
Jim PittsleyP2111261010.9411.29
Brian BevilP181610001.0000.56
Mike PerezP162033001.0002.69
Scott ServiceP121701001.0000.53
Mike WilliamsP101411001.0001.29
Chris HaneyP8241610.8752.60
Jason JacomeP7615011.0008.71
Mitch WilliamsP760000.0000.00
Jose SantiagoP440000.0000.00
Jim ConverseP3510001.0001.80
Allen McDillP3401001.0002.25
Roland De La MazaP120000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Chili DavisDH133.0000.00
Joe VitielloDH12.0000.00
Scott CooperDH5.0000.00
Johnny DamonDH5.0000.00
David HowardDH5.0000.00
Shane HalterDH4.0000.00
Larry SuttonDH3.0000.00
Mike SweeneyDH3.0000.00
Jeff KingDH2.0000.00
Felix MartinezDH2.0000.00
Sal FasanoDH1.0000.00
Ryan LongDH1.0000.00
Jose OffermanDH1.0000.00
Dean PalmerDH1.0000.00
Andy StewartDH1.0000.00


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